Listen with
Join Amazon Prime now
Get unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs and hundreds of playlists, free with Amazon Prime. Play album in Library This album has been added with
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by Media Supplies Outlet and Fulfilled by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Alicia Keys - Mtv Unplugg... has been added to your Cart
Used: Good | Details
Sold by 2swellguys
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Eligible for Amazon Prime and Super Saver shipping programs! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$11.99
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Great Price Media
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Alicia Keys - Mtv Unplugged
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Alicia Keys - Mtv Unplugged Enhanced


See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Amazon Music Prime Members Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, Enhanced, October 11, 2005
$11.99
$3.36 $0.18
$11.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 1 left in stock. Sold by Media Supplies Outlet and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Intro Alicia's Prayer (Acappella) (Unplugged)Alicia Keys 1:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Karma (Unplugged)Alicia Keys 2:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Heartburn (Unplugged)Alicia Keys 3:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. A Woman's Worth (Live) (Unplugged)Alicia Keys 3:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Unbreakable (Unplugged)Alicia Keys 4:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. How Come You Don't Call Me (Unplugged)Alicia Keys 5:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. If I Was Your Woman (Unplugged)Alicia Keys 4:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. If I Ain't Got You (Unplugged)Alicia Keys 4:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Every Little Bit Hurts (Unplugged)Alicia Keys 4:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Streets Of New York (City Life) (Unplugged)Alicia Keys 7:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Wild Horses (Unplugged)Alicia Keys feat. Adam Levine 6:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Diary (Unplugged)Alicia Keys 5:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. You Don't Know My Name (Unplugged)Alicia Keys 3:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Stolen Moments (Unplugged)Alicia Keys 5:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Fallin' (Unplugged)Alicia Keys 5:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Love It Or Leave It Alone/Welcome To Jamrock (Unplugged)Alicia Keys feat. Damien Marley, Mos Def, Common & Friends;Alicia Keys feat. Mos Def & Common 6:48$0.99  Buy MP3 

Amazon's Alicia Keys Store

Music

Image of album by Alicia Keys

Photos

Image of Alicia Keys

Biography

Alicia Keys is a 14-time Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer, an accomplished actress, a New York Times best-selling author, an entrepreneur and a powerful force in the world of philanthropy and in the global fight against HIV and AIDS.

Keys is set to release her highly anticipated fifth studio album, Girl on Fire (November 27th), which features powerful anthems and ... Read more in Amazon's Alicia Keys Store

Visit Amazon's Alicia Keys Store
for 69 albums, 20 photos, discussions, and more.


Frequently Bought Together

Alicia Keys - Mtv Unplugged + The Element of Freedom + Girl On Fire
Price for all three: $29.48

Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 11, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: J-Records
  • ASIN: B000B5IPLK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,519 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Recorded at The BAM Harvey Theatre on July 14th 2005, Alicia Keys Unplugged features Alicia Keys performing her hits from her current and debut albums. Alicia Keys Unplugged also features new music from Alicia as well as special guest appearances by Adam Levine (Maroon 5), Common, Mos Def, and Damien Marley. An unforgettable night of music and Alicia at her best, Alicia Keys Unplugged is a true testament of her amazing talent. J Records. 2005.

Amazon.com

With MTV's decision to revive its much-missed "Unplugged" series came a certain obligation: Whoever was going to kick the shows off needed to have the means to deliver serious heat, Grammy-vote garnering heat. The "powers that be" couldn't have chosen better than Alicia Keys. Throughout this consistent set, marked by warmth, sincerity and a powerful lack of inhibition, Keys convinces that if she's not the new Aretha Franklin, she's a force of equal might and measure. All the favorites are here, the danceable "Karma" carries into the funky "Heartburn" and the give-it-up glory of "Unbreakable." "Fallin'," "If I Ain't Got You," and "You Don't Know My Name" come later, but interspersed are enough pleasant surprises to make even fanatical Keys followers forget the signature songs. Prince's "How Come You Don't Call Me," for instance, gets a playful work-up, complete with audience-aimed banter and an unbroken promise to "take it to the bridge," and a duet that on paper seems misguided works surprisingly well, as Keys resists any instinct to clobber Maroon 5's Adam Levine vocally. Yowling, piano pounding, hip-hop tics (the ubiquitous, emphatic "unh"), and even a spot of theatrical poetry all have their places here, but Keys manages them with a master's sense of what's song-appropriate. Her band is spot-on, her arrangements soar, and her guests--count Mos Def and Common among them--complement the proceedings without even momentarily carrying them. The best "Unplugged" discs leave a listener wishing artists would kick the amps altogether; this is one of them. --Tammy La Gorce

Customer Reviews

This album displays alicia key's talent as an artist.
Brigetta Dunson
Record companies, managers, etc. say 'the show must go on' but I'd prefer they reschedule instead of sounding like crap.
D. Lee
This happens to my favorite cd at the moment my sister bought it and we can't stop playing it.
Rose Jones

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

45 of 45 people found the following review helpful By SUPPORT THE ASPCA. on April 23, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Alicia's album is a fine gem, here the slightly scaled back sound allows her vocals to shine. She occasionally goes from the Piano to Organ with equal dexterity. "Fallin," gets a semi-operatic treatment here. Her voice sounds more balanced than on her first album.

She gives a more seductive tone to "Diary & If I Ain't Got You." The former is one of my all time favorites. In "Streets Of New York," the first part with her recitation is ok, but the second part with it's jazzy tones blend well with her more controlled voice. "Stolen Moments," could have been a bit better since it was co-written by the king of R&B, Al Green. She belts out Prince's "How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore" with a near furious vocal. Some will not like her version of Gladys Knight's "If I Was Your Woman?" But, for me it was almost equal to the original. Then again, Alicia could sing the names in the phonebook & I would applaud. I feel she truly shined with Brenda Holloway's "Every Little bit Hurts." She seemed very in tune with the feel of this song as the emotion came through.

Her duet with Adam Levine doing the Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses" was ok. His nasal tone did not blend that well with Alicia's voice. When she sings "You Don't Know My Name," it is juiced up a bit with the organ. This may be my all time favorite of her songs? When I minus the Hip Hop tunes which just don't appeal much to me, "Unplugged" ends up being very good. Her vocals are more mature & the reduced arrangements play to the bands talents. A solid 4.5.
17 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By pxlar9 on November 30, 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The music is great. The copy protection is not. J-Records is a subsidiary of Sony BMG. If you trust that the copy protection program on this CD is safe, then by all means buy the CD. You might want to do a web search for "Sony BMG rootkit" first though.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Jerri Blank on December 28, 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I'm pissed off that I got this CD and can't load it to my iPod!!! The CD won't even play on RealPlayer, Windows Media Player or anything else, except the software that the CD has on it that you must install onto your computer. You can only play this CD with the CD's software!!! BAD! I paid for it, I want to do what I want with it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
31 of 40 people found the following review helpful By P Magnum HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on October 13, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Alicia Keys has revived the MTV Unplugged franchise with her show and this album. Ms. Keys doesn't go the traditional unplugged route of stripping the songs down to their acoustic base, but she gives a stellar performance. She doesn't alter the grooves from the studio versions, but she lets the songs breath and flexes her voice muscles without going over the top. "Karma" and "Heartburn" perfectly segue together in a funky mix. "Fallin'" has a haunting violin and the combination of Gladys Knight & The Pips' "If I Were Your Woman" and "If I Ain't Got You" is the best moment on the album. There are several other covers on the album and they are hit and miss. The Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses" is a duet with Maroon 5's Adam Levine that never gels while her take on Brenda Holloway's "Every Little Bit Hurts" is a high note. Ms. Keys burst on the scene in 2001 with much fanfare and she has more than lived up to the hype.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By doublehighc on November 20, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Here is another CD spoiled by copy protection that will play unknown havoc with your computer if you dare to insert it in a CD drive. Avoid until it gets rereleased as a real CD. I used to be a Keys fan but I'm having second thoughts.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Omar Morado on October 25, 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
What a pain! I tried to put all the tracks in itunes and the first 7 tracks were fine but then the rest playback horribly. I had no idea that the copy protection would do this to a cd I BOUGHT. Now my only choice is to download this in a non-legal way. On a side note Alicia did a great job on the music. :)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
23 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Robert Douglass on November 1, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I never buy copy protected CDs because the tecnhiques that the record labels use to implement the copy protection breaks my computer.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By D. Lee on November 18, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I have her first 2 CDs. This one has been in my shopping carts for weeks now. I kept putting off my purchase because of the [copy-protected] heading. However, I thought it would be like previous CDs where certain tracks hissed when copied. That would be inconvenient because I couldn't have a copy in my car, but it wouldn't be the huge deal it's turned out to be. The copy protection is actually a hidden program that's installed on your PC whether you accept or reject the license agreement (EULA). This is bad because 1) it's done w/out your permission and 2) creates an exposure that hackers have already exploited. [...] contains details and steps to manually remove the software.

I understand the need to protect your investment, but this is not the right way to do it. I think I'm done purchasing CDs anyway. It doesn't appear they try to have a great CD. They go with 4-5 good songs (if you're lucky) and the rest are just filler. From now on, I'll download the tracks I like and make my own CDs.

As for her voice, she sounded great on Good Morning America. She might have been hoarse when she did Unplugged. Record companies, managers, etc. say 'the show must go on' but I'd prefer they reschedule instead of sounding like crap. I haven't heard this CD in it's entirety, so can't comment on her vocals. The "1" is for the copy protection crap.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category

Media Supplies Outlet Privacy Statement Media Supplies Outlet Shipping Information Media Supplies Outlet Returns & Exchanges