10000 Maniacs: MTV Unplugged 29 years old

MTV Unplugged is a 1993 live album by 10,000 Maniacs. The music was recorded for the MTV Unplugged series and it was also the last album by the band featuring Natalie Merchant as vocalist. In addition to the songs released on this album, four takes of "How You've Grown" were recorded, second takes of "Because the Night" and "Gold Rush Brides", a brief take of "Puff the Magic Dragon" and three other songs which featured singer David Byrne as a guest: "Let The Mystery Be" (two takes, one of which was released as a B-Side to "Few and Far Between" and on Campfire Songs: The Popular, Obscure and Unknown Recordings), "Jolene", and "Dallas". In 1994, it reached 13 on the Billboard 200.


10000 Maniacs: MTV Unplugged Cast

Name Character
Natalie Merchant She was 29, now 58 years old as Herself
David Byrne He was 41, now 70 years old as Himself

10000 Maniacs: MTV Unplugged Crew

Name Department
Milton Lage as Director. Directing
10000 Maniacs: MTV Unplugged (29 years)

  • Release day: Tuesday, June 01, 1993
  • Runtime: 73 minutes