The Chris Cornell Super Deluxe LP box set is available now and includes a complete collection of the musical legend. This box set is the first ever complete retrospective of Chris Cornell’s career covering Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave and his solo works. The Super Deluxe 4CD, 1DVD, and 180-gram 7LP limited-edition color vinyl box set costs $299.95 and holds 88 tracks, 64 songs plus 24 videos. Also included are a 66-page hardcover photo book wrapped in linen with a red foil signature cover, three artist lithos, three photochromatic lithos, a turntable mat, a microfiber vinyl cleaning cloth, and a 36×48-inch wall poster.
Cornell’s wife, Vicky shared, “When we released Chris Cornell earlier this year, the response from his fans was overwhelming. I am so thankful for the support of everyone who loved my husband. This album is so special in that it showcases the vast scope and breadth of who Chris was, not only as one of the greatest vocalists of all time but as the prolific and tremendous songwriter he was as well. It is my mission but also great privilege to continue to honor Chris’s legacy and contribution to music history for future generations to discover.”
The 88 selections on Chris Cornell display the full span of his artistic achievements, from Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” to Temple of the Dog’s “Hunger Strike” to Audioslave’s “Like A Stone” to his spot-on solo theme to the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale, “You Know My Name,” a touching cover of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” that was cut live at Sirius XM, and the previously unreleased track, “When Bad Does Good.”
“When Bad Does Good,” was produced, recorded, and mixed by Cornell, and was found in his personal recordings archive. The track was a favorite of his and it wasn’t until friend Josh Brolin reminded Vicky of the unreleased song that she decided to share it with his fans. Cornell won Best Rock Performance posthumously at the 61st Grammy Awards for “When Bad Does Good.”
The box set has ten live performances including Cornell’s duet with Yusuf/Cat Stevens on “Wild World” and another duet with his daughter, Toni Cornell, on Bob Marley’s indelible classic, “Redemption Song.” Temple of the Dog’s 25th anniversary reunion/first-ever-official tour in 2016 is highlighted with “Reach Down” and the Andy Wood/Mother Love Bone favorite “Stargazer,” Chris’ personal arrangement of “One” and Audioslave’s performance of “Show Me How To Live.” Also from 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.”
Three additional live selections from Sweden in 2006 include “Wide Awake,” “All Night Thing” and Led Zeppelin’s “Thank You” from the very first show ever where Chris performed solo with an acoustic guitar in front of an audience. Two music videos spotlight a solo acoustic performance of “Scream” and the newly edited Soundgarden video “Live To Rise.”