MTV Unplugged - Season 2

Friday 10:00 PM on MTV - Music Television Premiered Nov 01, 1989 Between Seasons


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  • Elvis Costello
    Elvis Costello
    Episode 7
    MTV showcases the multi-faceted musical talent of Elvis Costello in this new edition of "MTV Unplugged." Taped in Los Angeles in June of 1991, Elvis performs "So Like Candy" and "The Other Side Of Summer" from his new release Mighty Like A Rose, and more. Recorded 6/3/91 at Warner Hollywood Studios - Los Angeles Set List: 01. Deep Dark Truthful Mirror 02. So Like Candy 03. The Other Side of Summer 04. Must You Throw Dirt In My Face 05. Hidden Charms 06. Everybody's Crying Mercy 07. Hurry Down Doomsday (The Bugs Are Taking Over) 08. Couldn't Call It Unexpected No. 4 09. Bama Lama Bama Loomoreless
  • Yo! Unplugged Rap
    Yo! Unplugged Rap
    Episode 6
    "MTV Unplugged," the highly acclaimed acoustic music series, brings rap back to its roots in the first ever acoustic rap show to air on television. The special features performances by superstar L.L. Cool J along with MC Lyte, De La Soul, and A Tribe Called Quest and a five piece back-up band, Pop's Cool Love. Taped at New York City's Chelsea Studios on April 10, 1991 without a turntable in sight, the special kicks off with individual performances by A Tribe Called Quest ("Can I Kick It?"), MC Lyte ("Cappucino"), and De La Soul ("Ring Ring Ring"). The highlight of the show is an electrifying performance by master rapper L.L. Cool J who brings the house to its feet with renditions of the hit singles "Jinglin' Baby" and "Mama Said Knock You Out." All acts are backed for the first time ever by a full band, spearheaded by Elektra's new funk-a-delic act, Pop's Cool Love. Pop's Cool Love has previously worked with such diverse acts as Fishbone, David Bowie and Living Colour. Recorded 4/10/91 at Chelsea Studios, New York City Set List: 01. Can I Kick It? [A Tribe Called Quest] 02. Cappuccino [MC Lyte] 03. Jingling Baby [L.L. Cool J] 04. Chill (Eat 'Em Up L) [L.L. Cool J] 05. Mama Said Knock You Out [L.L. Cool J] 06. Ring Ring Ring [De La Soul] 07. Heartbeat/Buddy [De La Soul/ A Tribe Called Quest/ MC Lyte]moreless
  • R.E.M. (1)
    R.E.M. (1)
    Episode 5
    R.E.M., the band touted by Rolling Stone Magazine as "America's Best Rock and Roll Band," spent several hours in New York's Chelsea Studios on April 10, 1991 to tape a one hour acoustic performance for "MTV Unplugged." Original bands members Michael Stipe (vocals), Peter Buck (guitar/keyboards), Mike Mills (bass) and Bill Berry (drums), along with Peter Holsapple (guitar/accordion), perform a memorable acoustic medley of hits past and present. Song selections include "Fall On Me" (which Stipe tells the studio audience is his personal favorite), "The End Of The World As We Know It," "Losing My Religion" and many more. Recorded 4-10-91 at Chelsea Studios, New York City Set List: 01. World Leader Pretend 02. Half a World Away 03. Disturbance at the Heron House 04. Swan Swan H 05. Radio Song 06. Low 07. Perfect Circle 08. Fall on Me 09. Belong 10. Love is all Around 11. It's the End of the World As We know It (and I feel fine)moreless
  • Sting
    Episode 4
    "MTV Unplugged" presents a 45-minute acoustic performance with British rock superstar Sting. Taped in New York in March of 1991 in an intimate studio setting, Sting, accompanied by Dominic Miller (guitar), David Sanctious (grand piano), Vinny Caliutta (drums) and Vinx (talking drums/backing vocals), performs an acoustic medley spanning his years with The Police through his solo career. Song selections include "All This Time" and "Mad About You" from his new album release The Soul Cages, and Police classics "Tea In The Sahara," "Walkin' On The Moon," "Message In A Bottle," and "Every Breath You Take." Recorded 3/5/91 at National Video Center - NYC Set List: 01. All This Time 02. Mad About You 03. Every Breath You Take 04. Why Should I Cry For You? 05. Message In A Bottle 06. Tea In The Sahara 07. Walking On the Moon 08. Fragile 09. The Wild, Wild Seamoreless
  • Paul McCartney
    Paul McCartney
    Episode 3
    "MTV Unplugged," the critically acclaimed acoustic music series, world premiered a one hour performance with the legendary Paul McCartney on Wednesday, April 3, 1991. The performance was simulcast via the Global Satellite Network. Taped on January 25, 1991 at the Limehouse Studios in London, McCartney, accompanied by Paul "Wix" Wickens on keyboards, Blair Cunningham on drums, Robbie McIntosh on guitar, Hamish Stuart on bass and Linda McCartney on keyboards, gets acoustic in front of an intimate studio audience. Song selections include such classic hits as "We Can Work It Out," "Blackbird," "She's A Woman," "Here There And Everywhere," "I've Just Seen A Face," and two blues songs that inspired McCartney early in his career, "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" and "Be-Bop-A-Lula." McCartney also gives a rare performance of "I Lost My Little Girl," the first song he ever wrote at the age of 14. The Beatles -- then called the Quarry Men -- performed the song until 1960 but never recorded it. Recorded 1/25/91 at London Limehouse TV Studios - London Set List: 01. Be Bop a Lula 02. Mean Woman Blues 03. Matchbox Blues 04. The Midnight Special 05. I Lost My Little Girl 06. Here, There, and Everywhere 07. San Francisco Bay Blues 08. Blue Moon of Kentucky 09. We Can Work It Out 10. I've Just Seen a Face 11. Every Night 12. She's a Woman 13. And I Love Her 14. The Fool 15. Things We Said Today 16. That Would Be Something 17. Blackbird 18. Hi Heeled Sneakers 19. Good Rockin' Tonight 20. Singing the Blues 21. Junk 22. Ain't No Sunshinemoreless
  • Winger & Slaughter
    Winger & Slaughter
    Episode 2
    MTV presents an edition of "MTV Unplugged," the acoustic music series, with hard rockers Slaughter and Winger. The program was taped in New York City on March 5, 1991 in an intimate studio setting. Winger band members Kip Winger (vocals/bass), Reb Beach (guitar/vocals), Paul Taylor (guitar/piano) and Rod Morgenstern (drummer) perform acoustic renditions of "Headed For A Heartbreak," "Loosin' Up," and "Can't Get Enough." Slaughter band members Mark Slaughter (vocals), Dana Strum (bass), Blas Elias (drummer) and Tim Kelly (lead guitar) get acoustic with their hit "Fly To The Angels," which they dedicate to the soldiers who died in the Gulf, and the Beatles' song "Revolution." Recorded 3/5/91 - National Video Center, New York City Set List: 01. Headed for a Heartbreak [Winger] 02. Fly to the Angels [Slaughter] 03. Revolution [Slaughter] 04. Loosen Up [Winger] 05. Can't Get Enuff [Winger]moreless
  • The Cure
    The Cure
    Episode 1
    In its first European recording of "MTV Unplugged," the highly-acclaimed acoustic music series, MTV presents an acoustic performance of one of Britain's premier alternative rock bands: The Cure. "MTV Unplugged" with The Cure world premiered March 3, 1991. Shot in a small, intimate studio in London, band members Robert Smith (vocals/guitar), Porl Thompson (guitar), Simon Gallup (bass), Boris Williams (drums) and Perry Bamonte (keyboard) perform acoustic renditions of hit songs past and present. Song selections include "Let's Go To Bed," "Just Like Heaven," "Caterpillar," "The Blood," "Boys Don't Cry" and "The Walk." This marks the first episode of the series to be simulcast on the Westwood One Radio Networks. Recorded 1/24/94 at London Limehouse TV Studios - London Set List: 01. Let's Go to Bed 02. Just Like Heaven 03. The Caterpillar 04. The Blood 05. Boys Don't Cry 06. The Walk 07. If Only Tonight We Could Sleepmoreless
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