Sunday, March 10, 2019

Soundgarden announce 35th anniversary vinyl reissue series

Soundgarden have announced details regarding a vinyl reissue series as part of their 35th anniversary celebrations this year.

The Album Of The Month feature will see the Seattle outfit release of a different classic album on limited-edition color vinyl; the series will begin on April 5 with a 2LP 25th anniversary release of their 1994 smash, “Superunknown”, pressed on 180-gram translucent red and gold vinyl.

Soundgarden’s fourth album and commercial peak debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 upon its original release, delivering five singles – including “Black Hole Sun”, “Spoonman” and “Fell On Black Days” – while going on to sell more than 5 million copies in the country.

Further releases in the Album Of The Month series include 1996’s “Down On The Upside”, 1991’s “Badmotorfinger”, 1989’s “Louder Than Love” and 2012’s “King Animal.”

For a limited time, fans can pre-order the complete series as an exclusive bundle, with a discounted price, and an exclusive lithograph designed and signed by Soundgarden’s long time creative director Josh Graham; full details can be found at

Chris Cornell co-founded Soundgarden with lead guitarist Kim Thayil and bassist Hiro Yamamoto in Seattle in 1984; bassist Ben Shepherd and drummer Matt Cameron went on to round out the band’s longtime lineup.

Soundgarden released six studio albums since 1988, earning worldwide sales of 23 million copies before Cornell’s passing in 2017.

The surviving members of the group reunited to headline the all-star "I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell" concert in Los Angeles this past January.

“Superunknown” 25th anniversary edition (2LP)

Release date: April 5

Side 1

1. Let Me Drown
2. My Wave
3. Fell On Black Days
4. Mailman

Side 2

1. Superunknown
2. Head Down
3. Black Hole Sun

Side 3

1. Spoonman
2. Limo Wreck
3. The Day I Tried To Live
4. Kickstand

Side 4

1. Fresh Tendrils
2. 4th Of July
3. Half
4. Like Suicide
5. She Likes Surprises

See also:

Chris Cornell wins posthumous Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance
VIDEO: Watch full Foo Fighters set at Chris Cornell tribute concert
VIDEO: Watch full Metallica set at Chris Cornell tribute concert
VIDEO: Watch full Audioslave set at Chris Cornell tribute concert
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