Chris Cornell (album)

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Chris Cornell
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Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 16, 2018
StudioVarious
GenreRock
LabelUME
Producer
Chris Cornell chronology
Higher Truth
(2015)
Chris Cornell
(2018)

Chris Cornell is a posthumous compilation album by American musician Chris Cornell, released on November 16, 2018. It compiles his solo work, as well as his work with his bands Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, and Audioslave, and includes a new song titled "When Bad Does Good". The album was released in a variety of versions, including standard and deluxe versions in both digital (download and streaming) and physical formats (CD and vinyl), and a super deluxe box set that includes a total of 64 tracks, including 10 unreleased songs.[1] Cornell's "When Bad Does Good" won a Grammy award in the Best Rock Performance category at the 61st Grammy Awards in 2019.[2]

Background[edit]

In a statement, Cornell's wife Vicky said that she felt "we needed to create a special collection to represent all of him – the friend, husband and father, the risk taker and innovator, the poet and artist. His soaring vocals found their way into the hearts and souls of so many. His voice was his vision and his words were his peace. This album is for his fans."[3] Many of Cornell's friends contributed to the album; including being produced by Brendan O'Brien, with Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam creating the artwork.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Classic Rock4/5 stars[4]

Everett True of Classic Rock rated the album four stars out of five, acclaiming Cornell's "killer acoustic versions", including Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean", which he called "throbbing with restrained power", but called his covers of John Lennon's "Imagine" and the Beatles' "A Day in the Life" "ill-advised", as well as "mawkish" and a "perfunctory run-through", respectively. True felt that while "a majority of this collection is given over to Soundgarden", it is still "Cornell's voice that wins through – a star-burst of a scream, a full-throated delight."[4]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Loud Love" (Soundgarden)4:57
2."Outshined" (Soundgarden)5:11
3."Hunger Strike" (Temple of the Dog) (25th anniversary mix)4:02
4."Seasons"5:46
5."Black Hole Sun" (Soundgarden)5:19
6."Can't Change Me"3:22
7."Like a Stone" (Audioslave)4:54
8."Be Yourself" (Audioslave)4:39
9."You Know My Name" (from the Casino Royale soundtrack)4:01
10."Billie Jean"4:41
11."Long Gone" (rock version)3:41
12."Call Me a Dog" (live at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, 2011)4:51
13."Been Away Too Long" (Soundgarden)3:37
14."Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart"3:55
15."Nothing Compares 2 U" (live at SiriusXM, 2015) (previously unreleased)5:03
16."The Promise"4:22
17."When Bad Does Good" (previously unreleased)4:25

Deluxe edition[edit]

Disc 1
No.TitleLength
1."Hunted Down" (Soundgarden)2:41
2."Kingdom of Come" (Soundgarden)2:35
3."Flower" (Soundgarden)3:26
4."All Your Lies" (Soundgarden)3:50
5."Loud Love" (Soundgarden)4:57
6."Hands All Over" (Soundgarden)6:01
7."Say Hello 2 Heaven" (Temple of the Dog) (25th anniversary mix)6:22
8."Hunger Strike" (Temple of the Dog) (25th anniversary mix)4:02
9."Outshined" (Soundgarden)5:11
10."Rusty Cage" (Soundgarden)4:26
11."Seasons"5:45
12."Hey Baby (Land of the New Rising Sun)" (M.A.C.C.)5:29
13."Black Hole Sun" (Soundgarden)5:18
14."Spoonman" (Soundgarden)4:07
15."Dusty" (Soundgarden)4:34
16."Burden in My Hand" (Soundgarden)4:49
Disc 2
No.TitleLength
1."Sunshower"5:54
2."Sweet Euphoria"3:06
3."Can't Change Me"3:22
4."Like a Stone" (Audioslave)4:53
5."Cochise" (Audioslave)3:43
6."Be Yourself" (Audioslave)4:39
7."Doesn't Remind Me" (Audioslave)4:15
8."Revelations" (Audioslave)4:11
9."Shape of Things to Come" (Audioslave)4:36
10."You Know My Name" (from Casino Royale soundtrack)4:01
11."Billie Jean"4:41
12."Long Gone"3:41
13."Scream"6:15
14."Part of Me" (Steve Aoki remix)5:04
15."Ave Maria + Intro" (Eleven and Chris Cornell)6:09
Disc 3
No.TitleLength
1."Promise" (featuring Chris Cornell) (Slash)4:40
2."Whole Lotta Love" (featuring Chris Cornell) (Santana)3:51
3."Call Me a Dog" (live at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, ON, 2011)4:51
4."Imagine" (live at Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, WI, 2011)4:01
5."I Am the Highway" (live at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, ON, 2011)4:56
6."The Keeper"3:57
7."Been Away Too Long" (Soundgarden)3:37
8."Live to Rise" (Soundgarden)4:39
9."Lies" (featuring Chris Cornell) (Gabin)4:29
10."Misery Chain" (featuring Joy Williams) (from 12 Years a Slave soundtrack)5:08
11."Storm" (Soundgarden)5:23
12."Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart"3:55
13."Only These Words"3:28
14."Our Time in the Universe"4:19
15."'Til The Sun Comes Back Around" (from 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi soundtrack)3:46
16."Stay with Me Baby" (from Vinyl soundtrack)4:16
17."The Promise"4:22
18."When Bad Does Good" (previously unreleased)4:25
Disc 4
No.TitleLength
1."Into the Void (Sealth)" (Soundgarden) (live at the Paramount Theatre, Seattle, 1992)7:32
2."Mind Riot" (Soundgarden) (live at the Paramount Theatre, Seattle, 1992)3:54
3."Nothing to Say" (Soundgarden) (live at Mercer Arena, Seattle, 1996)4:26
4."Jesus Christ Pose" (Soundgarden) (live at Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, 1996)6:21
5."Show Me How to Live" (Audioslave) (live in Cuba, 2005))5:09
6."Wide Awake" (Audioslave song) (live in Stockholm/acoustic version extended) (previously unreleased))4:46
7."All Night Thing" (live in Stockholm, Sweden, 2006) (previously unreleased)4:01
8."Nothing Compares 2 U" (live at SiriusXM, 2015) (previously unreleased)5:03
9."One" (Metallica/U2 songs mashup) (live at Beacon Theatre, 2015) (previously unreleased)4:19
10."Reach Down" (Temple of the Dog) (live at the Paramount Theatre, Seattle, 2016) (previously unreleased)10:38
11."Stargazer" (Temple of the Dog) (live at the Paramount Theatre, Seattle, 2016) (previously unreleased)4:56
12."Wild World" (Chris Cornell & Yusuf Islam) (live at Pantages Theatre, 2016) (previously unreleased)3:34
13."A Day in the Life" (live at the Royal Albert Hall, 2016) (previously unreleased)5:35
14."Redemption Song" (featuring Toni Cornell) (live at Beacon Theatre, 2015) (previously unreleased)4:27
15."Thank You" (live in Stockholm, Sweden, 2006)4:27

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[5] 53
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[6] 51
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[7] 124
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[8] 101
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[9] 92
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[10] 180
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[11] 39
Italian Albums (FIMI)[12] 30
Scottish Albums (OCC)[13] 60
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[14] 99
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 39
US Billboard 200[16] 67
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[17] 10
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[18] 4
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[19] 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grow, Kory (September 21, 2018). "Hear Chris Cornell's Previously Unreleased 'When Bad Does Good' From New Box Set". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "61st Grammy Awards: Complete Nominees and Winners List". Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Kielty, Martin (September 21, 2018). "Chris Cornell Remembered in Self-Titled Legacy Album". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  4. ^ a b True, Everett (November 15, 2018). "Chris Cornell: Chris Cornell – album review". Classic Rock. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  5. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #500". auspOp. November 24, 2018. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Chris Cornell – Chris Cornell - Anthology" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Chris Cornell – Chris Cornell - Anthology" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Chris Cornell – Chris Cornell - Anthology" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  9. ^ "Chris Cornell Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Chris Cornell – Chris Cornell - Anthology" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Chris Cornell – Chris Cornell - Anthology" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
  12. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Chris Cornell – Chris Cornell - Anthology". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  13. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  14. ^ "Top 100 Albumes – Semana 47: del 16.11.2018 al 22.11.2018" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Chris Cornell – Chris Cornell - Anthology". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  16. ^ "Chris Cornell Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  17. ^ "Chris Cornell Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  18. ^ "Chris Cornell Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  19. ^ "Chris Cornell Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 14, 2019.