Jar of Flies is the third studio EP by the American rock band Alice in Chains, released on January 25, 1994, through Columbia Records. This is Alice in Chains' second acoustic EP, preceded by 1992's Sap, and it is the first EP in music history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with the first week sales exceeding 141,000 copies in the United States. The self-produced EP was written and recorded over the course of just one week at the London Bridge Studio in Seattle. The tracks "No Excuses", "I Stay Away" and "Don't Follow" were released as singles to promote the album. Jar of Flies was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 1995; Best Recording Package and Best Hard Rock Performance for "I Stay Away".
The EP was well received by critics and has been certified triple-platinum by the RIAA, selling 4 million copies worldwide, making Jar of Flies one of the band's most successful releases. In Canada, Jar of Flies was certified double-platinum for the sale of 200,000 copies. In Great Britain, the album was certified silver after selling 60,000 copies.
Sap is the second studio EP by the American rock band Alice in Chains, released on February 4, 1992 through Columbia Records. Sap is mostly acoustic and marks the first time that guitarist Jerry Cantrell sings lead vocals in an Alice in Chains release, with the song "Brother". The EP was produced by Alice in Chains and Rick Parashar and features guest vocals by Ann Wilson of the band Heart, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Mark Arm of Mudhoney. The track "Got Me Wrong" became a hit two years later after being featured on the soundtrack to the 1994 film Clerks. On January 14, 1994, Sap was certified gold by the RIAA for the sale of more than 500,000 copies.
|Jar Of Flies|
|–Alice In Chains||Rotten Apple||6:58|
|–Alice In Chains||Nutshell||4:20|
|–Alice In Chains||I Stay Away||4:14|
|–Alice In Chains||No Excuses||4:16|
|–Alice In Chains||Whale & Wasp||2:37|
|–Alice In Chains||Don't Follow||4:23|
|–Alice In Chains||Swing On This||4:04|
|–Alice In Chains||Brother||4:27|
|–Alice In Chains||Got Me Wrong||4:11|
|–Alice Mudgarden||Right Turn||3:14|
|–Alice In Chains||Am I Inside||5:08|
|–Alice In Chains||Love Song||3:44|
|–Alice In Chains||(Etching)|
Alice In Chains – Jar Of Flies / Sap [2LP]
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