Alice in Chains’ ‘Dirt’ Back in Top 10 of Billboard 200 Chart on 30th Anniversary


Alice in Chains, "Dirt," album cover - Story by Anne Erickson

Alice in Chains, “Dirt,” album cover – Story by Charles Ken

“Dirt,” Alice in Chains’ famed 1992 album, is back inside the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart for the first time since 1994

Alice in Chains’ groundbreaking 1992 album, “Dirt,” is back inside the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart on the 30th anniversary of its release. The showing is chiefly because of the just-released 30th anniversary remastered reissue of the LP, which arrived on Sept. 23.

“Dirt” offers such Alice in Chains classics as “Them Bones,” “Would?,” “Rooster” and more. It’s considered by critics and fans to be the band’s seminal record. The showing is a big accomplishment, too, as “Dirt” sitting at No. 9 on the chart marks the first time it’s been inside the Billboard 200 since 1994. It’s also the album’s highest position on the chart since sitting at No. 8 slot on Oct. 24, 1992. The album entered the chart at No. 6 a week prior.

Over the course of the week, “Dirt” moved 26,000 equivalent album units, which is a 641% increase over the previous week. The remastered 2LP reissue was released in standard black vinyl, a Walmart exclusive red-colored variant and an orange-colored limited-edition box set available, the latter of which is available on the band’s webstore. For more information on all the releases, go here. Alice in Chains have been celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Dirt” for the past month, including releasing exclusive photos from the day the band recorded the video and the writeup of the concept from director Rocky Schenck. Schenck shared his memories on the Instagram post, stating, “Thirty years ago… I had an extraordinary experience directing the video for Alice In Chains’ #ThemBones – still one of my favorites! I worked with this great group of guys for many years, and together we created some interesting photographic and cinematic art … and had a lot of fun doing it!…”

In other news, Alice in Chains are closing out a North American trek with Breaking Benjamin and Bush. The tour was in Holmdel, New Jersey, on Friday night (Oct. 7) and will hit its final show in Mansfield, Massachusetts, on Saturday (Oct. 8).

Charles Ken
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