SOUNDGARDEN ANNOUNCE COLLECTION OF RARITIES

LONG AWAITED 3-CD RARITIES COLLECTION INCLUDES NEW AND UNRELEASED TRACKS


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Recognised 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 its chart-topping, five-times-platinum 1994 album, ‘Superunknown’, earlier this year, Soundgarden’s latest release is a 3-CD rarities collection, ‘Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path’, set to come out in a lavishly appointed box set, digitally and as a 14-track single CD. Among the seven unreleased tracks is a brand-new recording, ‘Storm’, recorded in May with producer Jack Endino in Seattle
 
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 Kim 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!”
 
The package features three separate thematic discs in a clear plastic slipcase with three separate mini-jackets, each sporting its own unique art, a booklet and inserts, allowing fans to mix and match, personalizing their own album graphic layout. 
 
Disc 1, dubbed “ORIGINALS” is filled with Soundgarden-written songs, mainly B-sides along with some soundtrack and compilation selections in addition to two unreleased songs, 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 on this disc 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 earlier this year.
 
Disc 2, “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 and 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.
 
Disc 3, “ODDITIES” offers a wide-ranging combination of instrumentals, remixes and demos.  The unreleased tracks 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 unreleased remix of ‘The Telephantasm (Resurrection Remix)’, will be featured as well.
 
Soundgarden recently headlined the first-ever US iTunes Festival at SXSW, performing all the tracks from ‘Superunknown’ front-to-back in concert for the first time. Rolling Stone’s review of the show summed up the night, “It was a lesson in grunge at its prime, delivered with swagger and Chris Cornell’s perfectly unhinged wail, still as piercing and musical as ever.”
CD 1 – Originals
01. Sub Pop Rock City
02. Toy Box
03. Heretic
04. Fresh Deadly Roses
05. HIV Baby
06. Cold Bitch
07. Show Me
08. She’s A Politician
09. Birth Ritual
10. She Likes Surprises
11. Kyle Petty, Son of Richard
12. Exit Stonehenge
13. Blind Dogs
14. Bleed Together
15. Black Rain
16. Live To Rise
17. Kristi*
18. Storm*
 
CD 2 – Covers
01. Swallow My Pride – Green River
02. Smokestack Lightnin’ – Howlin’ Wolf
03. Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey (John Peel BBC Sessions)* – The Beatles
04. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (John Peel BBC Sessions)* – Sly and the Family Stone
05. Come Together – The Beatles
06. Stray Cat Blues – The Rolling Stones
07. Into The Void (Sealth) – Black Sabbath
08. Girl U Want – DEVO
09. Touch Me – Fancy
10. Can You See Me? (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions) – Jimi Hendrix
11. Homicidal Suicidal (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions) – Budgie
12. I Can’t Give You Anything (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions) – The Ramones
13. I Don’t Care About You (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions) – Fear
14. Waiting For The Sun (Live) – The Doors
15. Search And Destroy (Live) – The Stooges
16. Big Bottom (Live) – Spinal Tap
17. Earache My Eye (Live) – Cheech & Chong
 
CD 3 – Oddities
01. Twin Tower*
02. Jerry Garcia’s Finger
03. Ghostmotorfinger
04. Night Surf*
05. A Splice Of Space Jam
06. The Telephantasm
07. Black Days III
08. Karaoke
09. Fopp (Fucked Up Heavy Dub Mix)
10. Big Dumb Sex (Dub Version)
11. Spoonman (Steve Fisk Remix)
12. Rhinosaur (The Straw That Broke The Rhino’s Back Remix)
13. Dusty (Moby Remix)
14. The Telephantasm (Resurrection Remix)*
15. One Minute Of Silence
 
* Previously unreleased
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