Telephantasm

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Telephantasm
Greatest hits album by Soundgarden
Released September 28, 2010
Recorded 1987–1996
Genre Alternative metal, grunge, alternative rock, heavy metal
Length 59:40
Language English
Label A&M/Interscope
Producer Michael Beinhorn, Drew Canulette, Terry Date, Jack Endino, Adam Kasper, Soundgarden
Soundgarden chronology
A-Sides
(1997)
Telephantasm
(2010)
Live on I-5
(2011)
Singles from Telephantasm
  1. "Black Rain"
    Released: August 17, 2010
  2. "The Telephantasm"
    Released: November 26, 2010

Telephantasm is a compilation album by the American rock band Soundgarden. Featuring songs spanning the band's 13-year career, it was released on September 28, 2010 through A&M Records. The album was certified platinum by RIAA after its first day of retail availability based on the one million discs that were included in packages for the video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.[1]

Overview[edit]

The album was released in September 2010 on A&M Records following the band's reunion earlier that year. The career-spanning retrospective album includes an unreleased track, "Black Rain", taken from the Badmotorfinger recording sessions. In late August 2010, "Black Rain" reached #44 on the Canadian Hot 100 and #96 on the US Billboard Hot 100. "Black Rain" peaked at #14 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart.

The 1-CD version of the album is featured in the music video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, with "Black Rain" available on the disc, and the remaining eleven tracks available as downloadable content alongside release of the game.

The 2-CD/DVD limited edition package includes a booklet containing a biography of Soundgarden written by Jeff Gilbert, a message from Kim Thayil and content credits.

The 3-LP 12" Vinyl Edition includes all songs along with a one time use download key for all the songs in 320 kbit/s mp3 format taken directly from the vinyl.[clarification needed]

The album features artwork by Josh Graham, who handles the visual arts for Neurosis, as well as artwork for other artists.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Single-disc version

All lyrics written by Chris Cornell

No. Title Music Length
1. "Hunted Down" (Screaming Life EP) Kim Thayil 2:41
2. "Hands All Over" (Louder Than Love) Thayil 5:58
3. "Outshined" (Badmotorfinger) Cornell 5:11
4. "Rusty Cage" (Badmotorfinger) Cornell 4:25
5. "Birth Ritual" (Singles (soundtrack)) Cornell, Thayil, Matt Cameron 6:05
6. "My Wave" (Superunknown) Cornell, Thayil 5:13
7. "Spoonman" (Superunknown) Cornell 4:08
8. "Black Hole Sun" (Superunknown) Cornell 5:19
9. "Fell on Black Days" (Superunknown) Cornell 4:39
10. "Burden in My Hand" (Down on the Upside) Cornell 4:50
11. "Blow Up the Outside World" (Down on the Upside) Cornell 5:46
12. "Black Rain" (Previously Unreleased) Thayil, Shepherd 5:25
Total length:
59:40

Deluxe edition[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Length
1. "All Your Lies (Deep Six Version)"   3:52
2. "Hunted Down"   2:41
3. "Fopp"   3:38
4. "Beyond the Wheel"   4:23
5. "Flower (BBC Session)"   3:28
6. "Hands All Over"   5:58
7. "Big Dumb Sex"   4:11
8. "Get on the Snake (Live)"   3:30
9. "Room a Thousand Years Wide (Single Version)"   4:14
10. "Rusty Cage"   4:27
11. "Outshined"   5:11
12. "Slaves & Bulldozers"   6:58
Disc two
No. Title Length
1. "Jesus Christ Pose (Live)"   7:13
2. "Birth Ritual"   6:04
3. "My Wave"   5:15
4. "Superunknown"   5:09
5. "Spoonman"   4:07
6. "Black Hole Sun"   5:20
7. "Fell on Black Days (Video Version)"   4:46
8. "Burden in My Hand"   4:49
9. "Dusty"   4:36
10. "Pretty Noose (Live on SNL)"   4:25
11. "Blow Up the Outside World (MTV Live 'N' Loud)"   5:32
12. "Black Rain"   5:26
13. "The Telephantasm" (iTunes full album download only bonus track; written and composed by Kim Thayil) 2:57
DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Flower"    
2. "Hands All Over"    
3. "Loud Love"    
4. "Jesus Christ Pose (Original Version)"    
5. "Outshined"    
6. "Rusty Cage"    
7. "My Wave"    
8. "Spoonman"    
9. "The Day I Tried to Live (Uncensored)"    
10. "Black Hole Sun"    
11. "Fell on Black Days"    
12. "Pretty Noose (Uncensored)"    
13. "Burden in My Hand"    
14. "Blow Up the Outside World (Uncensored)"    
Bonus videos
No. Title Length
1. "Spoonman (Mash-up Version)"    
2. "The Day I Tried to Live (European Version)"    
3. "Superunknown"    
4. "Pretty Noose (International Version)"    
5. "Pretty Noose (Alternate Ending)"    
6. "Blow Up the Outside World (Censored)"    

Personnel[edit]

Soundgarden

Chart performances[edit]

Chart Position
Australian Albums Chart 20
Belgium Albums Chart 76
Dutch Albums Chart 97
Italian Albums Chart 48
German Albums Chart 73
Greek Albums Chart 40
New Zealand Albums Chart 12
Norwegian Albums Chart 35
Spanish Albums Chart 66
Swiss Albums Chart 94
UK Albums Chart 83
US Billboard 200[3] 24

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Certifications[edit]

Country Provider Certification
United States RIAA Platinum[7]

References[edit]