Alice In Chains guitarist and singer Jerry Cantrell‘s 2002 solo effort Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2 will be issued on vinyl for the first time ever next month. The four-LP set will be pressed on yellow, red and black 180-gram vinyl and is limited to 2,000 individually numbered copies. A February 15th arrival in North America is expected.

Cantrell began working on the project in mid-1999 after touring behind his 1998 solo debut, Boggy Depot. Although he was dropped by Alice In Chains' label, Columbia Records, he continued to work on the music as it expanded to some 30 songs.

Cantrell was eventually signed to Roadrunner Records, which requested that he pare the now double album down to a single disc. The original 14-song Degradation Trip arrived in June 2002, while the complete Volumes 1 & 2 edition, featuring all 25 songs he had recorded, followed in November of that year.

Degradation Trip was also Cantrell's last solo outing, as Alice In Chains regrouped in 2006 after a decade-long hiatus with William DuVall replacing the late Layne Staley on vocals. The band recently released its sixth studio album and third with DuVall, Rainier Fog.

Story source: The PRP


  • The other musicians who recorded Degradation Trip with Cantrell were future Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and Faith No More drummer Mike "Puffy" Bordin.
  • When Trujillo and Bordin were unable to tour, Cantrell recruited the members of a band called Comes With The Fall, who had opened for him previously. That band's singer was William DuVall, who later joined Alice In Chains.

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