New album and box set to celebrate Chris Cornell.
On November 16th a 17 track album, Chris Cornell, will be released along with a 64 track deluxe edition to celebrate the late musician’s life. The album has been compiled by Cornell’s wife, Vicky, who worked with his bandmates and friends to choose songs from across his career.
“Since Chris‘s sudden passing, I have put all my efforts and energy into sharing his music and legacy with his fans from all over the world,” says Vicky. “I felt we needed to create a special collection to represent all of him — the friend, husband and father, the risk taker and innovator, the poet and artist. His soaring vocals found their way into the hearts and souls of so many. His voice was his vision and his words were his peace. This album is for his fans.”
As well as songs from Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog and his solo material, the album will include a live recording of Prince’s Nothing Compares 2 U and a previously unreleased song, When Bad Does Good which you can listen to below.
The box set also features ten unreleased live performances including:
Chris Cornell with Yusuf/Cat Stevens “Wild World”
Chris Cornell with his daughter Toni Cornell covering Bob Marley‘s “Redemption Song”
Temple of the Dog “Reach Down” from their 2016 hometown gig
“One”, an arrangement that feature’s the lyrics from the Metallica song over the music of the U2 song of the same name
Audioslave’s Show Me How To Live from their 2005 show in Cuba
A cover of The Beatles “A Day in the Life”
A cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Thank You”
Metal Report Editor.
Ex guitarist in Zenopede, ex vocals for a goth covers band that was hailed as the future of Welsh music, former DJ, promoter and nightclub director. Writer for Gear4Geeks’ Blog4Geeks and owner of Gear4Geeks ltd. First published music critique was Kerrang letter of the Week.
Definitely has never been the future, present or past of Welsh music.