Friday 12/11/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: The Essential Alice In Chains (2004)

The Essential Alice in Chains is a two-disc compilation album by the rock band Alice in Chains, and part of Sony BMG’s The Essential series. Originally scheduled to be released on March 30, 2004, it was delayed until September 5, 2006. The album was reissued in 2010 with different artwork. A DVD with the mockumentary The Nona Tapes came as a bonus disc with the compilation.

1. “We Die Young” 2:33
2. “Man in the Box” 4:47
3. “Sea of Sorrow” 5:51
4. “Love, Hate, Love” 6:29
5. “Am I Inside” 5:09
6. “Brother” 4:29
7. “Got Me Wrong” 4:12
8. “Right Turn” 3:15
9. “Rain When I Die” 6:03
10. “Them Bones” 2:31
11. “Angry Chair” 4:49
12. “Dam That River” 3:11
13. “Dirt” 5:17
14. “God Smack” 3:51
15. “Hate to Feel” 5:17
16. “Rooster” 6:15

1 “No Excuses” 4:16
2. “I Stay Away” 4:14
3. “What the Hell Have I” 3:54
4. “A Little Bitter” 3:48
5. “Grind” 4:46
6. “Heaven Beside You” 5:30
7. “Again” 4:05
8. “Over Now” 5:57
9. “Nutshell” 4:32
10. “Get Born Again” 5:25
11. “Died” 5:58
12. “Would?” 3:28

Layne Staley – lead vocals, backing vocals on “Grind”, “Heaven Beside You” and “Over Now”, rhythm guitar on “Angry Chair” and “Hate to Feel”
Jerry Cantrell – lead guitar, backing and co-lead vocals and sitar on “What the Hell Have I”
Mike Starr – bass (disc 1 and “Would?”), backing vocals (credited only on tracks 1–4)
Mike Inez – bass (disc 2, except “Would?”), additional backing vocals (tracks 1–4, 10,11), guitar (tracks 1–7, 10–11)
Sean Kinney – drums, percussion and piano on “Sea of Sorrow”, additional backing vocals (tracks 1–4 on disc 1)