Two previously unfinished songs by Mad Season have been added to their deluxe reissue of their debut album Above. Mark Lanegan sang on the two tracks – ‘Black Book of Fear’ and ‘Slip Away’. Listen to them below.
Lead singer Layne Staley (of Alice In Chains) and bassist John Baker Saunders both performed on the record, but since both of their passings, the surviving members (Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and former Screaming Trees and current Walking Papers drummer Barrett Martin) found these incomplete tracks to add to the deluxe edition.
They had previously unveiled another previously unreleased song ‘Locomotive.’
The deluxe edition contains the following:
CD1 – Above tracklist
01. Wake Up
02. X-Ray Mind
03. River of Deceit
04. I’m Above
05. Artificial Red
06. Lifeless Dead
07. I Don’t Know Anything
08. Long Gone Day
09. November Hotel
10. All Alone
PLUS bonus tracks:
11. Interlude (previously unreleased)
12. Locomotive (Lyrics/vocals by Mark Lanegan )
13. Black Book Of Fear (Lyrics/vocals by Mark Lanegan )
14. Slip Away (Lyrics/vocals by Mark Lanegan )
15. I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier (remix)
CD2 – Live at The Moore
• Previously unreleased full audio set of Live at The Moore performance from Seattle, WA, April 29, 1995.
• Includes “Wake Up” “Artificial Red” “I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier” “I’m Above” (featuring Mark Lanegan).
DVD – Live at The Moore + Bonus Footage
• Full video set of the Live at The Moore performance from Seattle, WA performance, April 29, 1995. Remixed and remastered for 5.1 sound, and newly edited by director Duncan Sharp .
• Plus, more bonus footage, including a full concert of the band’s performance from New Years Eve 1995 at RKCNDY in Seattle, and both performances from the Seattle-based Self-Pollution Radio specials, one newly edited.
The album can be ordered through the band’s official website. A mini documentary on the making of the deluxe Above edition can be viewed here.