Mad Season – Above (New Vinyl)



New sealed copy. 2015 remastered reissue on 180 gram vinyl. Glossy gatefold jacket.

Above is the only studio album by the American rock band Mad Season, released on March 14, 1995, through Columbia Records. Above peaked at No. 24 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album has been certified gold by the RIAA in the United States. Layne Staley created the artwork on the album cover and inside the inlay.

During the production of Pearl Jam's Vitalogy, guitarist Mike McCready went into rehabilitation in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he met John Baker Saunders, who would a short while later become bassist in The Walkabouts. In 1994, when the two returned to Seattle, they formed a side band with Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin. Immediately the trio set up rehearsal time together and began writing material. McCready then brought in friend and Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley to round out the line-up. McCready had hoped that being around sober musicians would push Staley to get himself sober.

Above received mostly positive reviews from music critics and was very well received by grunge fans, but some critics pointed out the album's flaws. Despite some negative criticism, the album was a moderate commercial success. Over the course of 1995, Above scaled the Billboard 200 album chart eventually peaking at number 24. Above has been certified gold by the RIAA.


A1 Wake Up
A2 X-Ray Mind
A3 River Of Deceit
B1 I'm Above
B2 Artificial Red
B3 Lifeless Dead
B4 I Don't Know Anything
C1 Long Gone Day
C2 November Hotel
C3 All Alone
C4 Interlude
C5 Locomotive
D1 Black Book Of Fear
D2 Slip Away
D3 I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier (Remix)

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