MTV Unplugged - Season 3

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


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  • Bruce Springsteen: Plugged
    Bruce Springsteen made a rare television appearance when he performed on MTV in November of 1992 in his first-ever televised concert performance. The Springsteen performance, which was taped in Los Angeles in September of 1992 while he was there for his World Tour, features ninety electrifying minutes of no-holds-barred rock n' roll with Springsteen and his touring band members. Springsteen and his band perform material spanning the early days through the latest hit albums Lucky Town and Human Touch. Song selections include "Better Days," "Human Touch," Light Of Day," "Glory Days," and "Thunder Road." Recorded 9/22/92 at Warner Hollywood Studios, Los Angeles Set List: 01. Red-Headed Woman [Springsteen solo] 02. Better Days 03. Local Hero 04. Lucky Town 05. Atlantic City 06. Darkness on the Edge of Town 07. Book of Dreams 08. 57 Channels (And Nothin On) 09. Big Muddy 10. Living Proof 11. If I Should Fall Behind 12. Leap of Faith 13. Man's Job 14. Roll of the Dice 15. Growin' Up [Springsteen and Bittan] 16. Human Touch 17. Soul Driver 18. Souls of the Departed 19. I Wish I Were Blind 20. Thunder Road [Springsteen and Bittan] 21. My Beautiful Reward 22. Light of Day 23. Glory Daysmoreless
  • Eurythmics
    Episode 9
    Eurythmics the British synth pop contemporaries performed their Unplugged at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland. It was filmed July 5th 1992. Recorded 7/5/1992 at Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux Switzerland. Set List: 01. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) 02. Here comes The rain 03. Personal Jesus 04. Irresponsible Hate Anthem 05. Reflecting God 06. Love Is a Stranger 07. Revolution In The Summertimemoreless
  • Annie Lennox
    Annie Lennox
    Episode 8
    "MTV Unplugged" presents an episode with the soulful chanteuse Annie Lennox. The program which was taped at the Montreux Jazz Festival features hit songs from both past and present including "Here Comes The Rain Again," "Why," "You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart," and "Walking On Broken Glass." Lennox is accompanied by Steve Lipson (guitar), Peter-John Vetesse (keyboards), John Giblin (bass), and Neil Conti (drums). Recorded 7/3/92 at Montreux Casino - Montreux, Switzerland Set List: 01. It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back) 02. Little Bird/Walking on Broken Glass 03. Cold 04. River Deep, Mountain High 05. Here Comes the Rain Again 06. The Gift 07. You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart 08. Feel the Need in Me 09. Stay by Me 10. Why 11. Don't Let Me Downmoreless
  • John Mellencamp
    John Mellencamp
    Episode 7
    "MTV Unplugged" presents a one-hour episode with beloved American rocker John Mellencamp. The program, which was taped in Los Angeles in April of 1992, features a medley of Mellencamp hits, past and present, including "Love And Happiness," "Paper In Fire," "Check It Out," "Rain On The Scarecrow," "Jackie Brown," "Small Town," "Minutes To Memories," "Big Daddy," and "Pink Houses," as well as the Bob Dylan song "All Along The Watch Tower." Mellencamp, who was just wrapping up a worldwide concert tour at the time of the taping, was accompanied by touring band members Mike Wanchic (guitar), Kenny Aronoff (drums), Toby Myers (bass), David Grissom (guitar), John Cascella (accordion), Lisa Germano (fiddle) and Pat Peterson and Jenny Douglas-McRae (background vocals). Recorded 4/27/92 at Warner Hollywood Studios, Los Angeles Set List: 01. Love and Happiness 02. Paper in Fire 03. Check it Out 04. Rain on the Scarecrow 05. Jackie Brown (Mellencamp and Germano) 06. Small Town 07. Minutes to Memories 08. Big Daddy of Them All 09. Pink Houses 10. All Along the Watchtowermoreless
  • Queensrÿche
    Episode 6
    "MTV Unplugged" taped an acoustic performance with Seattle power rockers Queenryche in Los Angeles in April of 1992. Queensryche band members Geoff Tate (vocals/keyboards), Chris DeGarmo (guitar/backing vocals), Michael Wilson (guitar), Eddie Jackson (bass/backing vocals) and Scott Rockenfield (drums) perform a medley of hits, including "I Will Remember," "The Killing Words," "Della Brown," "Scarborough Fair," and "The Lady Wore Black." Recorded 4/27/92 at Warner Hollywood Studios, Los Angeles Set List: 01. I Will Remember 02. Killing Words 03. Della Brown 04. Silent Licidity 05. Scarborough Fair 06. The Lady Wore Black 07. Anybody Listening? 08. Rockin' in the Free Worldmoreless
  • Paul Simon
    Paul Simon
    Episode 5
    MTV presented the planetary premiere of "MTV Unplugged" with Paul Simon. This marked the first time since the series' debut in 1990 that an episode of "MTV Unplugged" aired globally within a 24 hour time frame. The special presentation of "MTV Unplugged" with Paul Simon was taped at the Kaufman Astoria Studios in New York City in March of 1992. Backed up by the band members from his recently completed "Born At The Right Time Tour," Simon performs classics and new material spanning his over two decade career. Song selections performed include "Homeward Bound," "Boy In The Bubble," "Late In The Evening," "Something So Right," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Mrs. Robinson," "Still Crazy After All These Years," "Graceland," "Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard," and "Born At The Right Time." Band member credits go to Michael Brecker (saxophone), Chris Botti (trumpet), Steve Gadd (drums), Cyro Baptista (percussions), Mingo Araujo (percussions), John Selolwane (guitar), Ray Phiri (guitar), Armand Sabal-Lecco (bass), Tony Cedras (accordion), Richard Tee (piano) and Vincent Nguini (guitar). Recorded 3/4/92 at Kaufman Astoria Studios Astoria, Queens, New York Set List: 01. Born at the Right Time 02. Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard 03. Boy in the Bubble 04. The Coast 05. Mrs. Robinson 06. Graceland 07. Jonah 08. She Moves On 09. Still Crazy After All These Years 10. Cecilia 11. Something So Right 12. The Boxer 13. Homeward Bound [solo Simon] 14. Scarborough Fair 15. Late in the Evening 16. Bridge Over Troubled Watermoreless
  • Pearl Jam
    Pearl Jam
    Episode 4

    One of the hottest new bands to emerge out of music hot bed Seattle at the time of this taping, Pearl Jam was currently riding high on the success of their debut album Ten, which spawned the smash hit single "Alive." Taped at midnight at the Kaufman Astoria Studios in March of 1992, Pearl Jam band members Mike McCready (guitar), Stone Gossard (guitar), Jeff Ament (bass), Eddie Vedder (vocals) and Dave Abbruzzese (drums) perform "Alive," "State Of Love And Trust," "Black," "Jeremy," "Even Flow" and "Porch."

    Recorded 3-16-92 at Kaufman Astoria Studios Astoria, Queens, New York

    Set List:
    01. Oceans
    02. State of Love and Trust
    03. Alive
    04. Black
    05. Jeremy
    06. Porch
    07. Even Flow
    08. Rockin' in the Free World

  • Mariah Carey
    Mariah Carey
    Episode 3
    Singer/songwriter Mariah Carey, known for her phenomenal vocal range, burst onto the music scene in 1990 with her debut album Mariah Carey, and went on to win two Grammy awards in 1991 for best new artist and best female pop vocal performance. Carey performs "Vision Of Love," "Someday," "Emotions," "Make It Happen," "If It's Over," and the Jackson 5 song "I'll Be There." Recorded 3/16/92 at Kaufman Astoria Studios Astoria, Queens, New York Set List: 01. Emotions 02. If It's Over 03. Someday 04. Vision of Love 05. Make It Happen 06. I'll Be There 07. Can't Let Gomoreless
  • R&B Unplugged
    R&B Unplugged
    Episode 2
    R&B Unplugged: Boyz II Men, Shanice & Joe Public "MTV Unplugged" presents the series' first ever R&B edition featuring Boyz II Men, Shanice and Joe Public. Teenage R&B sensation Shanice got her first record contract with A&M Records at the age of 11. As an eight-year-old child singer, she sang in a Kentucky Fried Chicken commercial with Ella Fitzgerald. Shanice performs "I Love Your Smile." Philadelphia R&B band Boyz II Men formed in 1988 at Philadelphia's High School Of Creative and Performing Arts. Band members Wayna "Squirt" Morris, Shawn "Slim" Stockman," Mike McCary and Nate "Alexvanderpool" Morris are proteges of Bell Biv DeVoe's Michael Bivens, who is the band's manager. Boyz II Men were honored with a Grammy this year for best R&B performance by a duo or group for their debut album, CooleyHighHarmony. Boyz II Men perform "Motown Philly," "Uuuh, Aaah," and "Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday." Buffalo, New York natives Joe Public are currently riding high on the success of their first release, the self-titled Joe Public. Band members J.R., Kev, Jake and Dew perform their hot new single "Live And Learn," which features live drums, bass, guitar licks and keyboards. Recorded 3-16-92 at Kaufman Astoria Studios, Astoria, Queens, New York Set List: 01. I Miss You (Joe Public) 02. Live and Learn (Joe Public) 03. I Love Your Smile (Shanice) 04. Please Don't Go (Boyz II Men) 05. Motownphilly (Boyz II Men) 06. Uhh Ahh (Boyz II Men) 07. It's So Hard to Say Goodbye (to Yesterday) (Boyz II Men) 08. Mercy Mercy Me (the Ecology) (all)moreless
  • Eric Clapton
    Eric Clapton
    Episode 1
    Taped at the Bray Studios in Windsor, England in January of 1992, Clapton is accompanied by Nathan East (bass), Andy Fairweather-Low (guitar), Ray Cooper (percussion), Steve Ferrone (drums), Chuck Leavell (keyboards) and Katie Kissoon and Tessa Niles on backing vocals. Song selections include "Tears In Heaven" (from the motion picture release "Rush"), "Running On Faith," "Before You Accuse Me," a song by early musical inspiration Bo Diddley, and a new version of "Layla." Clapton also performs some new never-before-recorded material, including "Lonely Stranger," a song which he wrote in Los Angeles in 1991 during the recording of the soundtrack for "Rush" and after the death of his son Conor, and "The Circus Left Town," which is about the last night Clapton spent with Conor at the circus. "MTV Unplugged" with Eric Clapton introduces a new element into the series where artists will talk about the songs they perform. Throughout the special, MTV airs liner note style interview clips in which Clapton talks about the inspiration behind each song selection, his early musical influences, and more. This special presentation of "MTV Unplugged" was taped the day before Clapton was inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame for his work with the Yardbirds, and during rehearsals for his now annual performance at The Royal Albert Hall in London. This marks his first solo appearance in over a year. Clapton recently came off a tour of Japan with George Harrison. Recorded 1/16/92 at Bray Film Studios - Windsor, England Set List: 01. Signe 02. Before You Accuse Me 03. Hey Hey 04. Tears In Heaven 05. The Circus Left Town 06. Lonely Stranger 07. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out 08. Layla 09. My Father's Eyes 10. Running On Faith 11. Walkin' Blues [Clapton solo] (written by Robert Johnson) 12. Alberta (traditional; arranged by Leadbelly) 13. San Francisco Bay Blues 14. Malted Milk 15. Rollin' and Tumblin' 16. Worried Life Blues 17. Old Lovemoreless