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Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies EP - Remastered Black Vinyl - Sealed UK Vinyl LP

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ALICE IN CHAINS Jar Of Flies EP (2024 UK/EU limited edition 7-track black vinyl LP with remastered audio. Originally released in 1994, Jar of Flies is the 4x Platinum-selling record featuring the hit songs I Stay Away, No Excuses and Nutshell. Picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed. Recommended)

TRACKLISTING AND EXTRA INFORMATION
Written and recorded in about a week, Jar of Flies solidified Alice in Chains' somewhat bizarre pattern of alternating full-length hard rock albums with mostly acoustic, ballad-oriented EPs. That quirk aside, Jar of Flies is a low-key stunner, achingly gorgeous and harrowingly sorrowful all at once. In a way, it's a logical sequel to Dirt -- despite the veneer of calm, the songs' voices still blame only themselves.

But where Dirt found catharsis in its unrelenting darkness and depravity, Jar of Flies is about living with the consequences, full of deeply felt reflections on loneliness, self-imposed isolation, and lost human connections. The mood is still hopelessly bleak, but the poignant, introspective tone produces a sense of acceptance that's actually soothing, in a funereal sort of way.

Jerry Cantrell's arrangements keep growing more detailed and layered; while there are a few noisy moments, most of Jar of Flies is bathed in a clean, shimmering ambience whose source is difficult to pin down, but is well served by Cantrell's varied guitar tones and even occasional string arrangements. And coming on the heels of Dirt, the restraint and subtlety of Jar of Flies are nothing short of revelatory -- though it was written and recorded in about a week, it feels much more crafted and textured than Sap.

Perhaps Jar of Flies would have gotten more credit if it had been a full-length album; as it stands, the EP is a leap forward and a major work in the Alice in Chains catalog.

Side A
1. Rotten Apple
2. Nutshell
3. I Stay Away
4. No Excuses

Side B
1. Whale & Wasp
2. Don’t Follow
3. Swing on This

Artist - Alice In Chains (click link for complete listing)
Title - Jar Of Flies EP (click link for more of the same title)
Release Date - 22 Mar 2024
Year of Release - 2024
Format - vinyl LP album (LP record)
Record Label - Columbia Sony
Catalogue No - 196588003714 (click link for more)
Country of Origin - United Kingdom (UK)
Language - Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Audiophile – This is an Audiophile item. Click link for similar items
Additional info - Sealed, Picture Sleeve
Barcode - 196588003714
Condition - Factory sealed from new. This item is unplayed. Click here for more info.
RareVinyl.com Ref No - AICLPJA832544
Related Artists - Bl'ast, Jerry Cantrell, Neon Christ.

GENRES
Grunge, Rock.

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