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Temple of the Dog’s 25th anniversary reunion/first-ever-official tour in 2016 is highlighted on the super deluxe edition of the new Chris Cornell retrospective album with hometown performances of “Reach Down” and the Andy Wood/Mother Love Bone favorite “Stargazer.” This is the first official release from the band’s lone tour.
Also featured when it comes to live performances is 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.
Chris Cornell will be released in November.