SOUL ASYLUM TEASES MTV UNPLUGGED LIVE ALBUM WITH THE APRIL 14 RELEASE OF “BLACK GOLD”
SOUL ASYLUM TEASES NEVER-BEFORE-HEARD MTV UNPLUGGED LIVE ALBUM WITH THE APRIL 14 RELEASE OF “BLACK GOLD”ON ALL MAJOR DIGITAL STREAMING PLATFORMS
NEWLY MIXED AND MASTERED 1993 MTV UNPLUGGED PERFORMANCE RELEASED FOR THE FIRST TIME ON VINYLAS RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE ON APRIL 22
THE BAND WILL ALSO PLAY A ONE-NIGHT-ONLY UNPLUGGED SHOW
AT THE STATE THEATRE IN MINNEAPOLIS ON APRIL 20
WITH SPECIAL GUEST IVAN NEVILLE
(April 14, Los Angeles, CA) To mark the 30-year anniversary of Soul Asylum’s iconic MTV Unplugged appearance, Sony Legacy will release Soul Asylum: The Complete Unplugged – NYC ‘93 as a Record Store Day 2023 vinyl exclusive. The double album features the complete audio from Soul Asylum’s legendary 1993 MTV Unplugged performance – sixteen tracks, including four previously unreleased, non-broadcast songs from the set. Thought to be lost for over 20 years, master recordings of the band’s 1993 performance have been newly mixed from the original tapes for this release.
In anticipation of the April 22 Record Store Day album release, the remastered MTV unplugged version of “Black Gold” will be available on all major digital streaming platforms Friday, April 14. Upon its original 1993 release, the studio version of “Black Gold” peaked at number 4 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart during a 20-week run.
Spanning three decades, Soul Asylum’s indie success led the band to enter the major-label mainstream with 1988’s Hang Time and its 1990 follow-up And the Horse They Rode In On, before achieving commercial breakthrough with 1992’s triple-platinum Grave Dancers Union and 1995’s platinum-certified Let Your Dim Light Shine. Nearly a decade later, Soul Asylum returned in 2006 with The Silver Lining, Delayed Reaction in 2012, and Change of Fortune in 2016. Their 12th studio album Hurry Up and Wait was released in 2020 to both fan and critical acclaim, landing the band their highest Billboard chart position since 1995’s platinum-selling Let Your Dim Light Shine. The Born Free EP,also released in 2020, features acoustic versions of songs from Hurry Up and Wait.Over the years, Soul Asylum fans have enjoyed several reissues of earlier releases, including 2022’s remastered and expanded Grave Dancers Union: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition.
Soul Asylum frontman Dave Pirner has long been considered one of the greatest songwriters of his generation. Since the ’80s, Soul Asylum has been known for their raucous but emphatic combination of punk energy, guitar-fueled firepower, and songs ranging from aggressive to heartfelt.
When not on tour, Pirner and the band are working on new music.