Euphoria Morning

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Euphoria Morning
Studio album by Chris Cornell
Released September 21, 1999
Recorded 1998–1999
Genre Alternative rock, psychedelic rock
Length 50:55
Label Interscope
Producer Chris Cornell, Natasha Shneider & Alain Johannes
Chris Cornell chronology
Euphoria Morning
(1999)
Carry On
(2007)
Singles from Euphoria Morning
  1. "Flutter Girl"
    Released: 1999
  2. "Can't Change Me"
    Released: 1999
  3. "Preaching the End of the World"
    Released: 1999

Euphoria Morning is the first solo studio album released by American musician Chris Cornell. It was released on September 21, 1999 through Interscope Records. Euphoria Morning sold over 75,000 copies in its first week of release and eventually sold 343,000 copies in the U.S. alone. While a large success critically, it did not sell nearly as well as Cornell's albums with Soundgarden. It is Cornell's only album between the split of Soundgarden until he joined members of Rage Against the Machine in forming Audioslave. The original working title of this album was to be “Euphoria Mourning” however, a typo changed the album name to “Euphoria Morning”. This was confirmed by Chris Cornell at his Philadelphia show on the Songbook Tour.

Production[edit]

Recording history[edit]

In 1998, Cornell began working on material for a solo album on which he collaborated with Alain Johannes and Natasha Shneider of the band Eleven. "Flutter Girl" was an outtake from Superunknown, the 1994 Soundgarden album.[1] During his 2007 solo tour, Cornell stated that "Wave Goodbye" was written as a tribute to Jeff Buckley, who drowned in 1997.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Alternative Press 3/5 stars 10/99, p.77
Robert Christgau (C+) link
Entertainment Weekly (B+) link
NME (4.0/10) link
Q 3/5 stars 10/99, p.117
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars link
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars link

The album proved commercially unsuccessful although the album's single "Can't Change Me" was nominated for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance at the 2000 Grammy Awards.[2] He also contributed the song "Sunshower" (a bonus track on the Japanese release of Euphoria Morning) to the soundtrack of the 1998 film, Great Expectations, and a reworked version of the track "Mission", retitled "Mission 2000", was used on the soundtrack to the 2000 film, Mission: Impossible II. In 2000, Cornell embarked on a tour in support of the album.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Chris Cornell

No. Title Music Length
1. "Can't Change Me"   Chris Cornell 3:23
2. "Flutter Girl"   Cornell, Alain Johannes, Natasha Shneider 4:25
3. "Preaching the End of the World"   Cornell 4:41
4. "Follow My Way"   Cornell, Johannes, Shneider 5:10
5. "When I'm Down"   Cornell 4:20
6. "Mission"   Cornell, Johannes, Shneider 4:05
7. "Wave Goodbye"   Cornell 3:43
8. "Moonchild"   Cornell 4:02
9. "Sweet Euphoria"   Cornell 3:08
10. "Disappearing One"   Cornell, Johannes, Shneider 3:48
11. "Pillow of Your Bones"   Cornell, Johannes, Shneider 4:29
12. "Steel Rain"   Cornell 5:41
Japanese bonus tracks
No. Title Music Length
13. "Sunshower"   Cornell 5:52
14. "Can't Change Me" (French version) Cornell 3:47
  • "Can't Change Me" (French version) is also found on international versions
  • "Can't Change Me" (French version) & another b-side "Nowhere But You" are also found on the "Can't Change Me" single.

Personnel[edit]

Major contributors[edit]

Appearing on one track only[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced, Engineered & Mixed By Chris Cornell, Alain Johannes & Natasha Shneider
  • Mastered By Dave Collins

Charts[edit]

Chart Rank
UK 31[citation needed]
US 18[citation needed]
SWI 49[citation needed]
SWE 10[citation needed]
NOR[3] 8
FIN 26[citation needed]
NLD 89[citation needed]
NZ 15[citation needed]

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart Peak
1998 Sunshower US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 12[citation needed]
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 8[citation needed]
1999 Can't Change Me US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 5[citation needed]
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 7[citation needed]
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 2[citation needed]
UK Singles Chart 62[citation needed]

References[edit]