New Chris Cornell Release Is Coming With Help From Pearl Jam Member

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A Poncier release is set for Black Friday on November 24, 2017 featuring Chris Cornell’s songs he wrote for Singles 25 years ago. The artwork was done by Pearl Jam/Temple of the Dog bassist Jeff Ament.

Event: BLACK FRIDAY 2017
Release Date: 11/24/2017
Format: Cassette
Label: A&M
Quantity: 1500
Release type: ‘RSD First’ Release

The product description states:

In the movie SINGLES, Cliff Poncier is one of the main characters who was recently kicked out of his band and decides to record a solo album. During the filming of the movie SINGLES, Chris Cornell took a film prop cassette from the movie set that was Cliff Poncier’s demo and seen in the film, wrote and recorded songs to the fake song titles written on the prop cassette “Seasons,” “Nowhere But You,” “Spoon Man,” “Flutter Girl” and “Missing”. We will be officially for the first time releasing the Poncier demos on vinyl and cassette with custom art designed by Jeff Ament, in three colorways, randomly distributed.

1. Seasons 2. Nowhere But You 3. Spoon Man 4. Flutter Girl 5. Missing

Cameron Crowe discussed Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder in a recent Rolling Stone article about Singles.

“Similarly to Bridget [Fonda], Chris Cornell was somebody who I just thought, ‘This guy belongs in the movie.’ I loved Soundgarden – they were the greatest live show I’d seen. I had real strong feelings about Soundgarden and about Chris with this huge heart of his. He was accepting Eddie [Vedder] into Seattle and he was helping me know what it was to live here, at this time and this place – that feeling of, this guy really matters to this city.

So we wanted him for [the Citizen Dick singer Cliff Poncier] part for a while, we worked with him and he’s good! But it just felt like there was going to be months and months of rehearsals and commitments, and at a certain point I thought, maybe we can have the best of all worlds. Chris can be a character who plays, and we don’t have to make him play a wannabe musician. We can just have him be Chris. And then with Matt Dillon in the role you can kind of spoof that character without spoofing Chris himself.”

He later said, “I’m really proud of his score stuff, and Chris Cornell’s too. They’re both really sensitive guys, in terms of being able to capture emotions on film, and they both really took to it.

As for Chris … for any of us lucky enough to know him or experience his gift, there’s no past tense. He’s that vivid of a guy. I can’t talk about him in the past. I talk about him in the present and I always will.”