Super Deluxe Edition Features 88 Tracks – 64 Songs Plus 24 Videos With 13 Recordings Previously Unreleased - From All Stages of Chris Cornell's Career Including Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave and Solo Works!
The recorded legacy of musical icon and singer/songwriter Chris Cornell is celebrated with the new self-titled collection, Chris Cornell, the first release since his tragic passing in 2017. Chris Cornell commemorates his life and legacy not only as a singer, but as a poet and one of the most prolific writers and greatest voices of the modern rock era. The Super Deluxe Edition 4CD, DVD, and audiophile 180-gram 7-LP box set holds 88 tracks – 64 songs plus 24 videos, with 13 recordings previously unreleased overall – from all stages of Chris' career including Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave and his solo works.
Creative Director for the project is Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog) who oversaw the project design including the 66-page hardcover photo book wrapped in linen with red foil signature, three artist lithos, three photochromatic lithos inspired by Cornell's lyrical fascination about the sun, a vinyl turntable mat, a microfiber vinyl cleaning cloth, and a 36 x 48" wall poster. Liner notes contributions come from Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Tom Morello, Mike McCready and Brendan O'Brien.
The centerpiece to the collection is the newly discovered, unreleased track "When Bad Does Good" found in Chris' personal audio archive which was performed, recorded and mixed by Chris himself. The Super Deluxe's additional ten unreleased live performances include Cornell's duet with Yusuf/Cat Stevens on "Wild World" and another duet with his daughter, Toni Cornell, on Bob Marley's indelible classic, "Redemption Song." Temple of the Dog's 25th anniversary reunion/first-ever-official tour in 2016 is highlighted with hometown performances of "Reach Down" and the Andy Wood/Mother Love Bone favorite "Stargazer," Chris' personal arrangement of "One" featuring the lyrics to Metallica's song set to the music of U2's song of same name, and a first ever album release of Audioslave's 2005 ground-breaking performance on Cuban soil of "Show Me How To Live."
Also in 2016, one of Chris' personal career-topping moments was performing at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London where he covered The Beatles' "A Day In The Life." The three additional live selections from Sweden in 2006 "Wide Awake," "All Night Thing" and Led Zeppelin's "Thank You" are from the very first show Chris performed by himself with an acoustic guitar in front of an audience which became the creative spark for his future, highly successful Songbook tours. Two unreleased music videos spotlight a solo acoustic performance of "Scream" and the newly edited Soundgarden video "Live To Rise," showcasing the band only without The Avengers movie footage included.
• 4 CDs, DVD, 7 x 180g audiophile-grade LPs
• 88 total tracks / 64 audio tracks (11 unreleased) / 24 videos (2 unreleased)
• 66-page hard cover photo book wrapped in linen with red foil signature
• Liner notes by Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Tom Morello, Mike McCready and Brendan O'Brien
• Creative direction by Jeff Ament
• 3 x 12" x 12" Artist lithos
• 3 x 12" x 12" Photochromatic lithos – under direct sunlight the ink is activated and the complete image will appear
• Vinyl turntable mat
• Microfiber vinyl cleaning cloth
• 36" x 48" wall poster