Arrested Development: Speech (rap); Aerle Taree, Nadriah Ali, Montsho Eshe (vocals); Rasa Don (drums); Headliner (scratches); Baba Oje (spiritual advisor).
Additional personnel: Kelli Sae, Arnae, Terrance Cinque Mason, Kevin Carnes, Fulani Hart (vocals); Brandon Ross (guitar); Kundalini Mark Batson (piano); Frederick Cash Jr. (acoustic bass); Ju Ju House (drums); Atiba Wilson (percussion, flute); David Pleasant (percussion, harmonica).
Recorded live at the Ed Sullivan Theater, New York on January 6, 1993. Includes liner notes by Naomi Patton.
Basically a live rerecording of 3 Years, 5 Months, & 2 Days In the Life of ... (minus their breakthrough hit, "Tennessee"), Unplugged breaks no new ground for Arrested Development. Eight of the eleven songs on the album are from their debut, and the three new tracks are slight. The album is filled out with remixes of seven tracks, which are the instrumental tracks with the vocals turned down (they are still slightly audible). Despite the fact that it doesn't offer anything not on 3 Years, the album is an enjoyable listen. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine