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Chris Cornell, Soundgarden, Temple Of The Dog

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Nearly a year-and-a-half after Chris Cornell's death, a career-spanning retrospective collection captured the breadth of his varied career as a solo artist and vocalist of Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog. That massive vinyl box set was pared down into a tight greatest hits simply titled Chris Cornell. Arranged in chronological order as a highlight reel of his iconic career, this self-titled compilation offers a bittersweet reminder of just how much Cornell accomplished in roughly 30 years on the scene, from a '90s Seattle grunge icon to a fearless late-era singer/songwriter. Front-loaded with his mainstream alt-rock touchstones, Chris Cornell starts close to the beginning with "Loud Love" from Soundgarden's 1989 sophomore effort, Louder Than Love. While his signature vocal delivery was still in its nascent stage, hints of his inimitable howl can be heard percolating beneath the towering, metal-influenced attack of his bandmates. Yet once "Outshined" (from 1991's Badmotorfinger) kicks in, the power of Cornell's growls and wails are properly cemented. From here, it's a play-by-play of all of his major eras. Temple of the Dog's singular 1991 hit, "Hunger Strike," is paired with a soaring rendition of that band's "Call Me a Dog," which was recorded in 2011 for Cornell's live album, Songbook. Respectfully, the collection doesn't lean too much upon his time with Soundgarden: aside from 1994's Grammy-winning classic "Black Hole Sun" and 2012's swan song "Been Away Too Long," debut Ultramega OK and 1996's platinum-certified Down on the Upside are ignored. A pair of Audioslave's early-2000s alternative chart-toppers -- which have aged well in retrospect -- also appear, but the collection mostly sticks to his solo work. From his first solo song ("Seasons" from 1992's Singles soundtrack) to his very last recordings, these offerings are the true attractions on Chris Cornell. Additional soundtrack selections include his 2006 Bond theme, "You Know My Name," and the Grammy-nominated 2017 single from the film of the same name, "The Promise." Each of his albums is granted at least one inclusion, even 2009's oft-misunderstood collaboration with Timbaland, Scream, whose "Long Gone" is featured here as a "rock version" stripped of the hip-hop producer's signature sound. In addition to that deep cut, other highlights include a searing cover of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" (from 2007's Carry On); the folksy plucking of "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart" (from his fourth and final solo album, 2015's Higher Truth); and a heartbreaking acoustic cover of "Nothing Compares 2 U," which delivers the biggest gut punch on the album. The grand finale, previously unreleased song "When Bad Does Good," is a mournful dirge wherein Cornell sings with a weary rasp, "Standing beside an open grave/Your fate decided, your life erased." It's an all-too-real end to the collection, both cathartic for mourners and an unfair taunt to those still processing this heavy loss. Chris Cornell is a reverential capstone that charts the tortured artist's highs and lows, providing an ideal first step for anyone wishing to dive deeper into the impressive catalog of one of rock's loudest and most emotive voices.
© Neil Z. Yeung /TiVo

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1
Hunted Down
Soundgarden
00:02:41

Jack Endino, Producer - Chris Cornell, ComposerLyricist - Kim A. Thayil, ComposerLyricist - Soundgarden, MainArtist

℗ 1987 Soundgarden

2
Kingdom Of Come
Soundgarden
00:02:34

Steve Fisk, Producer - Chris Cornell, ComposerLyricist - Soundgarden, MainArtist - Drew Canulette, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1990 Sub Pop Records

3
Flower
Soundgarden
00:03:25

Chris Cornell, ComposerLyricist - Kim A. Thayil, ComposerLyricist - Soundgarden, Producer, MainArtist - Drew Canulette, Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lance Limbocker, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Sub Pop Records

4
All Your Lies
Soundgarden
00:03:49

Chris Cornell, Author - Kim A. Thayil, Composer - Soundgarden, Producer, MainArtist - Hiro Yamamoto, Composer - Drew Canulette, Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lance Limbocker, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Sub Pop Records

5
Loud Love
Soundgarden
00:04:57

MICHAEL BARBIERO, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Thompson, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Nelson Ayres, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Cornell, ComposerLyricist - TERRY DATE, Producer - Soundgarden, Producer, MainArtist

℗ 1989 A&M Records

6
Hands All Over
Soundgarden
00:06:00

MICHAEL BARBIERO, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Thompson, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Nelson Ayres, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Jack Endino, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Cornell, ComposerLyricist - TERRY DATE, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kim A. Thayil, ComposerLyricist - Soundgarden, Producer, MainArtist - Stuart Hallerman, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1989 A&M Records

7
Say Hello 2 Heaven (25th Anniversary Mix)
Temple Of The Dog
00:06:21

Brendan O'Brien, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Cornell, ComposerLyricist - Rick Parashar, Producer - Temple Of The Dog, Producer, MainArtist

℗ 2016 A&M Records

8
Hunger Strike (25th Anniversary Mix)
Temple Of The Dog
00:04:01

Brendan O'Brien, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Cornell, ComposerLyricist - Rick Parashar, Producer - Eddie Vedder, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Temple Of The Dog, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2016 A&M Records

9
Outshined (Remastered)
Soundgarden
00:05:10

JOHN JACKSON, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Cornell, ComposerLyricist - TERRY DATE, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Soundgarden, Producer, MainArtist - Ron Saint Germain, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Efren Herrera, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1991 UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
Rusty Cage (Remastered)
Soundgarden
00:04:26

JOHN JACKSON, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Cornell, ComposerLyricist - TERRY DATE, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Soundgarden, Producer, MainArtist - Ron Saint Germain, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Efren Herrera, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1991 UMG Recordings, Inc., Mit freundlicher Genehmigung: Universal Music International Division - a division of Universal Music GmbH

11
Seasons
Chris Cornell
00:05:45

Chris Cornell, Producer, Mixer, MainArtist, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1992 Warner Bros. Pictures

12
Hey Baby (Land Of The New Rising Sun)
M.A.C.C.
00:05:27

Jimi Hendrix, ComposerLyricist - Jason Corsaro, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - ADAM KASPER, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - M.A.C.C., Mix Engineer, MainArtist, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1993 Reprise Records for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S.

13
Black Hole Sun
Soundgarden
00:05:18

Brendan O'Brien, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Corsaro, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Cornell, ComposerLyricist - ADAM KASPER, Assistant Mixer, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Beinhorn, Producer - Soundgarden, Producer, MainArtist

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc., Mit freundlicher Genehmigung: Universal Music Group, Inc

14
Spoonman
Soundgarden
00:04:06

Brendan O'Brien, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Christopher J. Cornell, ComposerLyricist - ADAM KASPER, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Beinhorn, Producer - Soundgarden, Producer, MainArtist

℗ 1994 A&M Records, Mit freundlicher Genehmigung: Universal Music International Division - a division of Universal Music GmbH

15
Dusty
Soundgarden
00:04:34

Chris Cornell, ComposerLyricist - SAM HOFSTEDT, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - ADAM KASPER, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Matt Bayles, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Soundgarden, Producer, Mixer, MainArtist, StudioPersonnel - Hunter B Shepherd, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1996 A&M Records

16
Burden In My Hand
Soundgarden
00:04:49

Chris Cornell, ComposerLyricist - ADAM KASPER, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Soundgarden, Producer, Mixer, MainArtist, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1996 A&M Records

DISC 2

1
Sunshower
Chris Cornell
00:05:53

Chris Cornell, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1999 Interscope Geffen (A&M) Records A Division of UMG Recordings Inc.

2
Sweet Euphoria
Chris Cornell
00:03:06

Chris Cornell, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1999 Interscope Geffen (A&M) Records A Division of UMG Recordings Inc.

3
Can't Change Me
Chris Cornell
00:03:22

Alain Johannes, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Natasha Shneider, Producer, Mixer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Cornell, Producer, Mixer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1999 A&M Records

4
Like A Stone
Audioslave
00:04:53

Brad Wilk, ComposerLyricist - Tom Morello, ComposerLyricist - Tim Commerford, ComposerLyricist - Chris Cornell, ComposerLyricist - Audioslave, MainArtist

℗ 2002 Sony Music Entertainment/Interscope Records

5
Cochise
Audioslave
00:03:41

Brad Wilk, ComposerLyricist - Tom Morello, ComposerLyricist - Tim Commerford, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Chris Cornell, ComposerLyricist - Audioslave, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist

℗ 2017 Sony Music Entertainment/Interscope Records

6
Be Yourself
Audioslave
00:04:38

Brad Wilk, Drums, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Tom Morello, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Brendan O'Brien, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Commerford, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Jonny Polonsky, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - JIM SCOTT, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Cornell, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Brian Virtue, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Gossman, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Billy Bowers, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Thom Russo, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dan Leffler, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Audioslave, Producer, MainArtist - Bill Mimes, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2005 Interscope Records and Sony BMG Entertainment, Mit freundlicher Genehmigung: Universal Music Group, Inc

7
Doesn't Remind Me
Audioslave
00:04:14

Brad Wilk, Drums, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Tom Morello, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Brendan O'Brien, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Commerford, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Jonny Polonsky, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - JIM SCOTT, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Cornell, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Brian Virtue, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Gossman, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Billy Bowers, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Thom Russo, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dan Leffler, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Audioslave, Producer, MainArtist - Bill Mimes, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2005 Interscope Records and Sony BMG Entertainment

8
Revelations
Audioslave
00:04:10

Brad Wilk, ComposerLyricist - Tom Morello, ComposerLyricist - Brendan O'Brien, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Commerford, ComposerLyricist - Chris Cornell, ComposerLyricist - Billy Bowers, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nick DiDia, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Syrowski, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Audioslave, MainArtist - Matt Serrechio, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2006 Sony Music Entertainment/Interscope Records

9
Shape Of Things To Come
Audioslave
00:04:35

Brad Wilk, ComposerLyricist - Tom Morello, ComposerLyricist - Brendan O'Brien, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Commerford, ComposerLyricist - Chris Cornell, ComposerLyricist - Billy Bowers, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nick DiDia, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Syrowski, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Audioslave, MainArtist - Matt Serrechio, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2006 Sony Music Entertainment/Interscope Records

10
You Know My Name (From "Casino Royale" Soundtrack)
Chris Cornell
00:04:00

Chris Cornell, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - David Arnold, Producer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2006 Interscope Records

11
Billie Jean
Chris Cornell
00:04:41

Michael Jackson, ComposerLyricist - Chris Cornell, MainArtist - Enrico Caruso, Arranger, Work Arranger

℗ 2007 Interscope Records

12
Long Gone (Rock Version)
Chris Cornell
00:03:41

B. Muhammad, ComposerLyricist - Edna Lewis, ComposerLyricist - Howard Benson, Producer - Jerome Harmon, ComposerLyricist - Chris Cornell, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Timothy Mosley, ComposerLyricist - Patrick Smith, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2009 Interscope Records

13
Scream
Chris Cornell
00:06:14

Jim Beanz, ComposerLyricist - Jerome Harmon, ComposerLyricist - Timbaland, ComposerLyricist - Chris Cornell, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2009 Interscope Records

14
Part Of Me (Steve Aoki Remix)
Chris Cornell
00:05:03

B. Muhammad, ComposerLyricist - Edna Lewis, ComposerLyricist - Jerome Harmon, ComposerLyricist - Steve Aoki, Remixer, StudioPersonnel - Timbaland, ComposerLyricist - Chris Cornell, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2009 Interscope Records

15
Ave Maria + Intro
Eleven
00:06:10

Alain Johannes, Producer - Franz Schubert, ComposerLyricist - Walter Scott, ComposerLyricist - Chris Cornell, MainArtist - Eleven, MainArtist

℗ 1997 Special Olympics International Inc.

DISC 3

1
Promise
Slash
00:04:39

Eric Valentine, Producer - Saul Hudson, ComposerLyricist - Slash, MainArtist - Chris Cornell, FeaturedArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2010 Dik Hayd Records, LLC

2
Whole Lotta Love
Santana
00:03:50

Chris Cornell, FeaturedArtist - John Bonham, ComposerLyricist - Santana, MainArtist

℗ 2012 Arista Records, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment

3
Call Me A Dog (Live At Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, ON/2011)
Chris Cornell
00:04:50

Chris Cornell, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2011 Chris Cornell

4
Imagine (Live At Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, WI/2011)
Chris Cornell
00:04:00

John Lennon, ComposerLyricist - Chris Cornell, MainArtist

℗ 2011 Chris Cornell

5
I Am The Highway (Live At Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, ON/2011)
Chris Cornell
00:04:55

Brad Wilk, ComposerLyricist - Tom Morello, ComposerLyricist - Tim Commerford, ComposerLyricist - Christopher J. Cornell, ComposerLyricist - Chris Cornell, MainArtist

℗ 2011 Chris Cornell

6
The Keeper
Chris Cornell
00:03:56

Alain Johannes, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Co-Producer, Mix Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Cornell, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2011 Margarita, Inc.

7
Been Away Too Long
Soundgarden
00:03:37

Matt Cameron, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - JOE BARRESI, Producer, Mixer, Additional Producer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Cornell, Guitar, Vocals, Asst. Recording Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - SAM HOFSTEDT, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - ADAM KASPER, Producer - Ben Shepherd, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jay Follette, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jun Murakawa, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Gregg Keplinger, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Josh Evans, Recording Engineer, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Soundgarden, Producer, Additional Producer, MainArtist - KIM THAYIL, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Nate Yaccino, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Neil Hundt, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2012 Soundgarden Recordings, LLC

8
Live to Rise
Soundgarden
00:04:39

JOE BARRESI, Producer, Mixer, Unknown, Other, StudioPersonnel - Chris Cornell, ComposerLyricist - ADAM KASPER, Producer, Unknown, Other - Soundgarden, Producer, Unknown, Other, MainArtist

℗ 2012 Soundgarden

9
Lies
Gabin
00:04:29

Gabin, MainArtist - Francesca Terrenato, ComposerLyricist - F. Clary, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2014 RNC Music S.r.l.

10
Misery Chain (From "12 Years A Slave")
Chris Cornell
00:05:07

Joy Williams, FeaturedArtist - Charlie Peacock, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Cornell, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Sam Ashworth, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Richie Biggs, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James Sweeting, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Chris Cornell

11
Storm
Soundgarden
00:05:22

Jack Endino, Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Cornell, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Soundgarden, MainArtist - KIM THAYIL, ComposerLyricist - Don Gunn, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nate Yaccino, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2014 Soundgarden

12
Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart
Chris Cornell
00:03:54

Brendan O'Brien, Producer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Cornell, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Tom Syrowski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Billy Joe Bowers, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kyle Stevens, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Chris Cornell, under exclusive license to Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

13
Only These Words
Chris Cornell
00:03:28

Brendan O'Brien, Producer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Cornell, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Tom Syrowski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Billy Joe Bowers, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kyle Stevens, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Chris Cornell, under exclusive license to Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

14
Our Time In The Universe
Chris Cornell
00:04:18

Brendan O'Brien, Producer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Cornell, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Tom Syrowski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Billy Joe Bowers, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kyle Stevens, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2015 Chris Cornell, under exclusive license to Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

15
'Til The Sun Comes Back Around (From "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi")
Chris Cornell
00:03:45

Brendan O'Brien, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Cornell, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Tom Syrowski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2016 Chris Cornell

16
Stay With Me Baby (From "Vinyl")
Chris Cornell
00:04:15

Brendan O'Brien, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - JERRY RAGOVOY, ComposerLyricist - GEORGE DAVID WEISS, ComposerLyricist - Chris Cornell, MainArtist - Tom Syrowski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2016 Home Box Office, Inc

17
The Promise
Chris Cornell
00:04:22

Brendan O'Brien, Producer - Chris Cornell, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Tom Syrowski, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2016 Chris Cornell

18
When Bad Does Good
Chris Cornell
00:04:25

Chris Cornell, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2018 Chris Cornell

DISC 4

1
Into The Void (Sealth) (Live At The Paramount Theatre, Seattle/1992)
Soundgarden
00:07:30

Ozzy Osbourne, ComposerLyricist - Tony Iommi, ComposerLyricist - Brian Foraker, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terence "Geezer" Butler, ComposerLyricist - ADAM KASPER, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - William Thomas Ward, ComposerLyricist - Soundgarden, MainArtist - Chief Sealth, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2016 A&M Records

Album Description

Nearly a year-and-a-half after Chris Cornell's death, a career-spanning retrospective collection captured the breadth of his varied career as a solo artist and vocalist of Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog. That massive vinyl box set was pared down into a tight greatest hits simply titled Chris Cornell. Arranged in chronological order as a highlight reel of his iconic career, this self-titled compilation offers a bittersweet reminder of just how much Cornell accomplished in roughly 30 years on the scene, from a '90s Seattle grunge icon to a fearless late-era singer/songwriter. Front-loaded with his mainstream alt-rock touchstones, Chris Cornell starts close to the beginning with "Loud Love" from Soundgarden's 1989 sophomore effort, Louder Than Love. While his signature vocal delivery was still in its nascent stage, hints of his inimitable howl can be heard percolating beneath the towering, metal-influenced attack of his bandmates. Yet once "Outshined" (from 1991's Badmotorfinger) kicks in, the power of Cornell's growls and wails are properly cemented. From here, it's a play-by-play of all of his major eras. Temple of the Dog's singular 1991 hit, "Hunger Strike," is paired with a soaring rendition of that band's "Call Me a Dog," which was recorded in 2011 for Cornell's live album, Songbook. Respectfully, the collection doesn't lean too much upon his time with Soundgarden: aside from 1994's Grammy-winning classic "Black Hole Sun" and 2012's swan song "Been Away Too Long," debut Ultramega OK and 1996's platinum-certified Down on the Upside are ignored. A pair of Audioslave's early-2000s alternative chart-toppers -- which have aged well in retrospect -- also appear, but the collection mostly sticks to his solo work. From his first solo song ("Seasons" from 1992's Singles soundtrack) to his very last recordings, these offerings are the true attractions on Chris Cornell. Additional soundtrack selections include his 2006 Bond theme, "You Know My Name," and the Grammy-nominated 2017 single from the film of the same name, "The Promise." Each of his albums is granted at least one inclusion, even 2009's oft-misunderstood collaboration with Timbaland, Scream, whose "Long Gone" is featured here as a "rock version" stripped of the hip-hop producer's signature sound. In addition to that deep cut, other highlights include a searing cover of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" (from 2007's Carry On); the folksy plucking of "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart" (from his fourth and final solo album, 2015's Higher Truth); and a heartbreaking acoustic cover of "Nothing Compares 2 U," which delivers the biggest gut punch on the album. The grand finale, previously unreleased song "When Bad Does Good," is a mournful dirge wherein Cornell sings with a weary rasp, "Standing beside an open grave/Your fate decided, your life erased." It's an all-too-real end to the collection, both cathartic for mourners and an unfair taunt to those still processing this heavy loss. Chris Cornell is a reverential capstone that charts the tortured artist's highs and lows, providing an ideal first step for anyone wishing to dive deeper into the impressive catalog of one of rock's loudest and most emotive voices.
© Neil Z. Yeung /TiVo

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