Alice In Chains announces ‘Dirt’ 30th Anniversary Edition

Sets drop Sept 23rd

Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings will release a remastered 30th anniversary 2 LP 12-inch black vinyl edition of Alice In Chains’ landmark album, Dirt, on Friday, September 23rd.

Originally released through Columbia Records on September 29, 1992, Alice In Chains’ second full-length studio album, Dirt, established the band as formidable frontrunners in the alt-rock music revolution rolling out of the Pacific Northwest, achieving multi-platinum mainstream success while remaining true to an uncompromising underground sound and vision. Dirt was the last Alice In Chains album to be recorded with the Seattle group’s core four founding members of guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney, bassist Mike Starr and frontman and lead vocalist Layne Staley.

Walmart will be offering customers an exclusive apple red variant pressing of the 2 LP vinyl 30th anniversary edition.

Alice In Chains will release an exclusive translucent orange variant vinyl as a direct-to-consumer offering on the band’s website. The AIC exclusive translucent orange pressing will be available as a stand-alone purchase as well as a component in the ultimate Dirt Super Deluxe Package which also includes a resin figurine custom sculpted girl from the album cover as a vinyl topper and magnet, four show posters, a 24-inch square poster featuring the album cover and band photo, four reimagined Dirt album cover prints, a Dirt hardcover book with never before seen photos, CD with remastered audio, and the album’s five 7-inch vinyl singles: “Them Bones,” “Down In A Hole,” “Rooster,” “Angry Chair” and “Would?” The box is limited to 3,000 units worldwide.

Each of the singles has been released with new HD music videos.

Alice In Chains began recording Dirt in the spring of 1992, working again with producer Dave Jerden, who’d helmed their debut studio album, Facelift, in 1990. Laying down tracks for Dirt at Eldorado Recording Studio in Burbank, California, London Bridge Studio in Seattle, and One on One Studios in Los Angeles from April to July 1992, Alice In Chains surpassed all expectations, creating one of the foundational albums of grunge and the best-selling album of the group’s career.

Dirt peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and remained on the Billboard charts for nearly two years. The album was voted Kerrang! Critic’s Choice Album of the Year for 1992 and in October 2011, Guitar World ranked Dirt as the No. 1 guitar album of 1992.

Alice In Chains will hit the road for a co-headline tour with Breaking Benjamin and special guest Bush, running from August 10 through October 8th.

The band also recently partnered with Funko to launch a Pop! Album Deluxe to commemorate the Dirt anniversary featuring the four band members.

Buddy Iahn
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