Soundgarden Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path on Limited Edition Picture Disc 6LP Box Set
First Time an Official Soundgarden Release has included More Than 26 Years of Rarities that have Appeared as B-sides, Album Bonus Tracks, EPs, Soundtracks, Compilations & Live Recordings
Hand-Selected by Guitarist Kim Thayil
Recognized as one of the world’s most influential bands in rock music, Grammy-winning multi-platinum selling band Soundgarden started a musical transformation that inspired a generation in its record-breaking career, leaving an indelible mark by helping redefine alternative and hard rock. Hard on the heels of the 20th anniversary deluxe re-release of their chart-topping, five-times-platinum, 1994 album, Superunknown, the new vinyl package, Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path - first released as a 3-CD collection, and as a 14-track single CD last November - will feature the three album thematic collections on six picture disc LPs with three separate jackets, each sporting its own unique art and housed in a slipcase wrapped in foil paper designed by Josh Graham.
The new collection was curated and hand-selected by guitarist Kim Thayil. Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path is the first time an official Soundgarden release has included more than 26 years of rarities that have appeared as B-sides, album bonus tracks, EPs, soundtracks, compilations and live recordings, a must for any fan of the band. Kim Thayil states, “Essentially this is a gathering together of 'loose ends' from throughout our recording career. I believe 'Scattered Tracks Across The Path' describes this album best. As album sets go, this one has been fun to collect and compile over the decades. I personally may have referenced this project a number of times over the years, going back almost twenty of them to the mid-nineties!”
LP 1-2, dubbed “Originals,” is filled with Soundgarden-written songs, mainly B-sides along with some soundtrack and compilation selections in addition to two unreleased songs on vinyl which go back as far as “Sub Pop Rock City,” originally included as part of the 1988 compilation, Sub Pop 200. The two unreleased tracks are “Kristi,” a 1996 outtake from the Down on the Upside sessions which is reportedly drummer Matt Cameron’s favorite Soundgarden song, and “Storm,” a brand-new track recorded in early 2014.
LP 3-4, “Covers,” offers a stellar showcase of songs from bands who Soundgarden love and admire, from classic rockers The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, The Doors, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix and Sly & the Family Stone to punk pioneers The Stooges, the Ramones, Fear and Devo. Showing their sense of humor, Soundgarden also cover songs by Spinal Tap and Cheech & Chong. The two unreleased tracks include the Beatles’ “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide…” and the Sly Stone track “Thank You...”, both of which were originally recorded for a BBC Radio 1 John Peel session in 1989.
LP 5-6, “Oddities,” offer a wide-ranging combination of instrumentals, remixes and demos. The unreleased tracks on vinyl include “Twin Tower,” penned by Matt Cameron, which was originally recorded at Seattle’s London Bridge studio in December 1988 during the sessions for Louder Than Love. “Night Surf” is an instrumental performed by bassist Ben Shepherd which the band used to open their 1994 tour in conjunction with an introductory film which screened before they took the stage. Steve Fisk’s new remix of “The Telephantasm (Resurrection Remix),” a song originally released for 2011 Record Store Day, has also never been available on vinyl before.