Christmas has occur early for Chris Cornell fans. On Thursday evening, the Seattle rock icon’s estate produced a formerly unannounced undertaking billed as the Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman’s “last completely concluded studio album” just before his death.
Out on streaming platforms now, “No One Sings Like You Anymore” is a selection of 10 cover music the late fantastic singer lower in 2016 with acclaimed producer Brendan O’Brien, who mixed Soundgarden’s most effective-promoting “Superunknown” LP and labored on a lot of Pearl Jam albums. The title stems from a “Black Gap Sun” lyric that is felt hauntingly precise since Cornell’s dying in 2017.
“This album is so particular mainly because it is a complete work of art that Chris designed from start out to finish,” his wife, Vicky Cornell, reported in a assertion. “His preference of handles gives a personalized seem into his preferred artists and the tunes that touched him. He couldn’t wait to launch it. This minute is bittersweet since he really should be below performing it himself, but it is with each heartache and pleasure that we share this distinctive album.”
The tracklist, which you can view in total beneath, features tunes by John Lennon, Janis Joplin, Electric powered Light-weight Orchestra and Cornell’s formerly introduced consider on Guns N’ Roses’ “Patience” — a tender ballad that became Cornell’s 1st solo tune to strike No. 1 on Billboard’s mainstream rock songs chart this 12 months. The shock handles record follows a posthumous compilation album and box set, which assisted Cornell earn his to start with Grammy award as a solo artist for the single “When Lousy Does Good” in 2019. The award was acknowledged by two of his kids, Toni and Christopher Cornell.
“When my dad was creating this album,” Toni Cornell claimed of the addresses batch in a assertion, “it was so enjoyment — I bear in mind waking up in the morning, acquiring breakfast with him and likely with him into the studio. We would get our piano classes there, and Christopher would enjoy video video games with Brendan and my father. We bought to practical experience so a great deal with him and have so quite a few wonderful recollections. I’m genuinely satisfied to be sharing this album. We adore you, daddy.”
Also incorporated is a new studio variation of the Prince-penned “Nothing Compares 2 U,” a music Toni Cornell individually recorded with her father when she was 12 decades aged. Cornell’s daughters definitely inherited their father’s vocal prowess. Before this thirty day period, Cornell’s oldest daughter (with previous Soundgarden manager Susan Silver), Lily Cornell Silver, gave an arresting effectiveness of Alice in Chains’ “Black Offers Way to Blue” all through MoPOP’s Founders Award ceremony honoring the Seattle greats.
“No One particular Sings Like You Anymore” is slated for bodily release March 19, 2021, with preorders now available. Check out out the total tracklist underneath.
“No 1 Sings Like You Anymore”
- “Get It Even though You Can” (Janis Joplin’s rendition)
- “Jump Into The Fire” (Harry Nilsson)
- “Sad Sad City” (Ghostland Observatory)
- “Patience” (Guns N’ Roses)
- “Nothing Compares 2 U” (Prince)
- “Watching The Wheels” (John Lennon)
- “You Never Know Absolutely nothing About Love” (Carl Corridor)
- “Showdown” (Electrical Light Orchestra)
- “To Be Dealt with Rite” (Terry Reid)
- “Stay With Me Baby” (Lorraine Ellison)