Soundgarden – Superunknown (1994) {Deluxe Edition 2014} [HDTracks 24-96]

Soundgarden – Superunknown (1994) [Deluxe Edition 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 148:31 minutes | 2,72 GB
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover
Genre: Alternative Rock

The 20th anniversary of Superunknown is a global priority and the band is very involved in the reissue celebration. Deluxe anniversary products features never-before-released bonus material and demos. As far as products, there is something for everyone from the hardcore, super fan to the teen who is just discovering Soundgarden’s music.

In 2014 we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Soundgarden’s massive album Superunknown which to date has sold 9 million albums worldwide and is certified five times platinum by the RIAA in the US. Both a critical and commercial success, in 1994 Superunknown debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts and earned the band two Grammys® for the singles “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman” in 1995. As relevant today as they were in 1994, the multiplatinum-selling Soundgarden continues to be in the Top 10 most played artists on Active Rock radio and the band’s top 4 most played radio songs – accumulating over 1 million in total airplay and 4 billion in total audience to date – are all from this very beloved album: “Black Hole Sun,” “Fell on Black Days,” “Spoonman” and “The Day I Tried To Live.” In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked the album as one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and the 100 Greatest Albums of the Nineties.

Soundgarden’s finest hour, Superunknown is a sprawling, 70-minute magnum opus that pushes beyond any previous boundaries. Soundgarden had always loved replicating Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath riffs, but Superunknown’s debt is more to mid-period Zep’s layered arrangements and sweeping epics. Their earlier punk influences are rarely detectable, replaced by surprisingly effective appropriations of pop and psychedelia. Badmotorfinger boasted more than its fair share of indelible riffs, but here the main hooks reside mostly in Chris Cornell’s vocals; accordingly, he’s mixed right up front, floating over the band instead of cutting through it. The rest of the production is just as crisp, with the band achieving a huge, robust sound that makes even the heaviest songs sound deceptively bright. But the most important reason Superunknown is such a rich listen is twofold: the band’s embrace of psychedelia, and their rapidly progressing mastery of songcraft. Soundgarden had always been a little mind-bending, but the full-on experiments with psychedelia give them a much wider sonic palette, paving the way for less metallic sounds and instruments, more detailed arrangements, and a bridge into pop (which made the eerie ballad “Black Hole Sun” an inescapable hit). That blossoming melodic skill is apparent on most of the record, not just the poppier songs and Cornell-penned hits; though a couple of drummer Matt Cameron’s contributions are pretty undistinguished, they’re easy to overlook, given the overall consistency. The focused songwriting allows the band to stretch material out for grander effect, without sinking into the pointlessly drawn-out muck that cluttered their early records. The dissonance and odd time signatures are still in force, though not as jarring or immediately obvious, which means that the album reveals more subtleties with each listen. It’s obvious that Superunknown was consciously styled as a masterwork, and it fulfills every ambition.

Tracklist
CD1 #01 – Let Me Drown
CD1 #02 – My Wave
CD1 #03 – Fell On Black Days
CD1 #04 – Mailman
CD1 #05 – Superunknown
CD1 #06 – Head Down
CD1 #07 – Black Hole Sun
CD1 #08 – Spoonman
CD1 #09 – Limo Wreck
CD1 #10 – The Day I Tried To Live
CD1 #11 – Kickstand
CD1 #12 – Fresh Tendrils
CD1 #13 – 4th Of July
CD1 #14 – Half
CD1 #15 – Like Suicide
CD1 #16 – She Likes Surprises

CD2 #17 – Let Me Drown (Demo Version)
CD2 #18 – Black Hole Sun (Demo Version)
CD2 #19 – Half (Demo Version)
CD2 #20 – Head Down (Rehearsal Version)
CD2 #21 – Limo Wreck (Rehearsal Version)
CD2 #22 – The Day I Tried To Live (Rehearsal Version)
CD2 #23 – Like Suicide (Acoustic Version)
CD2 #24 – Black Days III
CD2 #25 – Birth Ritual (Original Demo Version)
CD2 #26 – Exit Stonehenge
CD2 #27 – Kyle Petty, Son Of Richard
CD2 #28 – Jerry Garcia’s Finger
CD2 #29 – Spoonman (Alternate Steve Fisk Remix)
CD2 #30 – The Day I Tried To Live (Alternate Mix)
CD2 #31 – 4th Of July (Instrumental)
CD2 #32 – Superunknown (Instrumental)

Please Note: Tracks 17-29 are 44/16.
Disc 1: Remastered album – 16 tracks (including international album bonus track “She Likes Surprises”).
Disc 2: Highlights of CDs 2-4 of Super Deluxe + 2 Unreleased Album Instrumentals.

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Soundgarden – Screaming Life / Fopp (1990) [Remastered 2013] {HDTracks 24-96}

Soundgarden – Screaming Life / Fopp (1990) [Remastered 2013]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 40:29 minutes | 907 MB
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover
Genre: Alternative Rock

Soundgarden’s seminal debut mini-album from 1987, remastered by Jack Endino from the original master tapes. With bonus tracks from Fopp EP (1988), and bonus track “Sub Pop Rock City”.

From the depths of the Sub Pop archives comes a reissue of Soundgarden’s thunderous opening salvo, Screaming Life, plus bonus tracks from the Fopp EP and Sub Pop 200 compilation. This reissue marks the first time these tracks will be available digitally. All tracks have been remastered for maximum power by JJ Golden and Seattle studio wizard and producer of the original Screaming Life and Sub Pop 200 sessions, Jack Endino.

“Ah, Screaming Life, Soundgarden’s debut, and one of the first real records I made for anyone outside my own band. I already knew Soundgarden pretty well, since they and Skin Yard had shared the stage many times in Seattle’s tiny club scene circa 1985-1986. Kim lived near me and liked to stay up late, drink beer, and talk guitars and ontology. I had a basement 4-track setup and had done some demos for them and others. Both our bands had been on Chris Hanzsek’s Deep Six comp LP. When a local recording studio, Triangle Recording, unexpectedly closed (the owner suddenly took his gear and moved to Montana), I called Chris with this hot tip, and we took over the empty building, renaming it Reciprocal Recording in July 1986. Chris Hanzsek brought his Otari eight-track recorder; I brought all my friends in bands, and soon there I was with Soundgarden, trying to make the most of our eight tracks. Sub Pop was still in the “planning” stages, so Soundgarden was spending their own money at a terrifying 15 bucks an hour, which would almost buy you a house on Mercer Island back then.

Matt Cameron, who starved for a year in Skin Yard before leaving amicably and ending up in Soundgarden, is credited cryptically with ‘bonus tubs’ on the original vinyl release of this record. Do not ask him about Killer Tomatoes. You can point one microphone at Matt and it will sound great; he’s that kind of drummer. Now, happily, I could allot him three (3) tracks. That left one track for Hiro’s primordial Fender jazz bass, and a luxurious four tracks left to share between Kim’s mad guitar psychedelia and Chris Cornell’s still-expanding voice. On this record, you can hear Chris experimenting with his singing as he starts to realize how much range he has to play with. “Nothing To Say” was the song that made us all look at each other and go, “Uh, holy crap, how did we do this?”

Stuff started happening. A&M came calling. SST agreed to put out their next record. But Soundgarden was not finished with Sub Pop (cue evil laughter). They agreed to contribute a song to the Sub Pop 200 comp, but they had no song, so they just wrote one in the studio, right in front of me. By now, ‘grunge’ was blowing up, and Kim and Chris’ lyrics about Seattle on ‘Sub Pop Rock City’ are so hilariously scathing that it’s fortunate you can’t make out most of them. Bruce and Jon were leaving messages on the studio answering machine (‘What the heck is going on?’), so we dropped those right into the track too. Meanwhile, they threw everyone a curveball by recording the Ohio Players tune ‘Fopp’ with Steve Fisk, who of course made an insane dance remix using old-school tape cut-up methods. I can’t dance for shit, but I hear it was all the rage on the Continent. This plus a Green River cover turned into the Fopp EP, also included herein, which foreshadowed Soundgarden’s future habit of recording gleefully bent cover versions, from the Beatles to Budgie to Devo.

The glorious vistas of a major label future awaited them. To quote Kim from an old interview, ‘It was karma, it was dogma, it was dog breath.’”

– Jack “That Didn’t Suck” Endino, Seattle, 2013.

Tracklist
01 – Hunted Down
02 – Entering
03 – Tears To Forget
04 – Nothing To Say
05 – Little Joe
06 – Hand Of God
07 – Sub Pop Rock City [Bonus Track]
08 – Fopp
09 – Fopp [Fucked Up Heavy Dub Mix]
10 – Kingdom Of Come
11 – Swallow My Pride

Please Note: Track 9 is 44k recording mastered at 96/24.

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Soundgarden – Superunknown 20th Anniversary (Limited Edition Remastered) (4CD) (2014) [FLAC]

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Description :

Artist : Soundgarden
Album : Superunknown 20th Anniversary
Label : UMe
Genre : Rock
Source : CD
Street Date : 2014-00-00
Quality : 953 kbps / 44.1kHz / 2 channels
Encoder : FLAC 1.2.1
Size : 1834.01 MB
Time : 253:33min
Url : http://www.soundgardenworld.com/

Disc 1/4

1. Let Me Drown 3:52
2. My Wave 5:12
3. Fell On Black Days 4:43
4. Mailman 4:26
5. Superunknown 5:06
6. Head Down 6:09
7. Black Hole Sun 5:18
8. Spoonman 4:06
9. Limo Wreck 5:47
10. The Day I Tried To Live 5:20
11. Kickstand 1:34
12. Fresh Tendrils 4:16
13. 4th Of July 5:08
14. Half 2:14
15. Like Suicide 7:03
16. She Likes Surprises 3:17

Disc 2/4

1. The Day I Tried To Live (Alternate Mix) 5:26
2. Spoonman (Alternate Steve Fisk Remix) 5:21
3. Beyond The Wheel (Live) 5:49
4. Fell On Black Days (Live) 4:51
5. Birth Ritual (Original Demo Version) 5:50
6. Jesus Christ Pose (Live) 7:09
7. Like Suicide (Acoustic Version) 6:12
8. Kickstand (Live) 1:59
9. My Wave (Live) 4:28
10. Spoonman (Steve Fisk Remix) 6:57
11. Exit Stonehenge 1:21
12. Kyle Petty, Son Of Richard 4:06
13. Black Days III 4:03
14. Ghostmotorfinger 1:33
15. Jerry Garcia’s Finger 3:24
16. Fell On Black Days (Video Version) 5:27

Disc 3/4

1. Let Me Drown (Demo) 4:11
2. Fell On Black Days (Demo) 4:54
3. Superunknown (Demo) 5:37
4. Black Hole Sun (Demo) 5:39
5. Spoonman (Demo) 3:38
6. Fresh Tendrils (Demo) 3:47
7. 4th Of July (Demo) 5:06
8. Half (Demo) 1:37
9. Like Suicide (Demo) 9:10

Disc 4/4

1. Black Hole Sun (Rehearsal) 5:46
2. Bing Bing Goes To Church (Rehearsal) 2:05
3. Half (Instrumentally) (Rehearsal) 3:42
4. Head Down (Rehearsal) 5:26
5. Kyle Petty, Son Of Richard (Rehearsal) 3:29
6. Let Me Drown (Rehearsal) 3:54
7. Limo Wreck (Rehearsal) 5:42
8. My Wave (Rehearsal) 4:36
9. Fresh Tendrils (Rehearsal) 4:19
10. Like Suicide (Rehearsal) 6:48
11. Ruff Riff-Raff (Rehearsal) 3:43
12. Spoonman (Rehearsal) 4:34
13. The Date I Tried To Leave (Rehearsal) 2:20
14. The Day I Tried To Live (Rehearsal) 6:03

In 2014 we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Soundgarden’s
massive album Superunknown which to date has sold 9 million
albums worldwide and is certified five times platinum by the RIAA
in the US. Both a critical and commercial success, in 1994
Superunknown debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts and earned the
band two Grammys for the singles ‘Black Hole Sun’ and ‘Spoonman’
in 1995. As relevant today as they were in 1994, the
multi-platinum-selling Soundgarden continues to be in the Top 10
most played artists on Active Rock radio and the band’s top 4
most played radio songs – accumulating over 1 million in total
airplay and 4 billion in total audience to date – are all from
this very beloved album: ‘Black Hole Sun’, ‘Fell on Black Days’,
‘Spoonman’ and ‘The Day I Tried To Live’. In 2003, Rolling Stone
ranked the album as one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
and the 100 Greatest Albums of the Nineties.
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Soundgarden – Superunknown (Deluxe Edition Remastered) (2CD) (2014) [FLAC]

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Description :

Artist : Soundgarden
Album : Superunknown
Label : UMe
Genre : Rock
Source : CD
Street Date : 2014-00-00
Quality : 957 kbps / 44.1kHz / 2 channels
Encoder : FLAC 1.2.1
Size : 1073.85 MB
Time : 148:13min
Url : http://www.soundgardenworld.com/

Disc 1/2

1. Let Me Drown 3:52
2. My Wave 5:12
3. Fell On Black Days 4:43
4. Mailman 4:26
5. Superunknown 5:06
6. Head Down 6:09
7. Black Hole Sun 5:18
8. Spoonman 4:06
9. Limo Wreck 5:47
10. The Day I Tried To Live 5:20
11. Kickstand 1:34
12. Fresh Tendrils 4:16
13. 4th Of July 5:08
14. Half 2:14
15. Like Suicide 7:03
16. She Likes Surprises 3:17

Disc 2/2

1. Let Me Drown (Demo) (Previously Unreleased) 4:11
2. Black Hole Sun (Demo) (Previously Unreleased) 5:38
3. Half (Demo) (Previously Unreleased) 1:37
4. Head Down (Rehearsal) (Previously Unreleased) 5:26
5. Limo Wreck (Rehearsal) (Previously Unreleased) 5:42
6. The Day I Tried To Live (Rehearsal) (Previously Unreleased) 6:03
7. Like Suicide (Acoustic Version) 6:12
8. Black Days III (Originally Titled Fell On Black Days Demo – 4:03
Early Version)
9. Birth Ritual (Original Demo Version) 5:50
10. Exit Stonehenge 1:21
11. Kyle Petty, Son Of Richard 4:06
12. Jerry Garcia’s Finger 3:24
13. Spoonman (Alternative Steve Fisk Remix) (Previously 5:21
Unreleased)
14. The Day I Tried To Live (Alternate Mix) (Previously 5:26
Unreleased)
15. 4th Of July (Instrumental) (Previously Unreleased) 5:13
16. Superunknown (Instrumental) (Previously Unreleased) 5:09

In 2014 we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Soundgarden’s
massive album Superunknown which to date has sold 9 million
albums worldwide and is certified five times platinum by the RIAA
in the US. Both a critical and commercial success, in 1994
Superunknown debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts and earned the
band two Grammys for the singles ‘Black Hole Sun’ and ‘Spoonman’
in 1995. As relevant today as they were in 1994, the
multi-platinum-selling Soundgarden continues to be in the Top 10
most played artists on Active Rock radio and the band’s top 4
most played radio songs – accumulating over 1 million in total
airplay and 4 billion in total audience to date – are all from
this very beloved album: ‘Black Hole Sun’, ‘Fell on Black Days’,
‘Spoonman’ and ‘The Day I Tried To Live’. In 2003, Rolling Stone
ranked the album as one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
and the 100 Greatest Albums of the Nineties.
(more…)

Soundgarden – Screaming Life/Fopp (Remastered) (2013) [FLAC]

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Description :

Artist : Soundgarden
Album : Screaming LifeFopp
Label : Sub Pop
Genre : Rock
Source : CD
Street Date : 2013-00-00
Quality : 914 kbps 44.1kHz 2 channels
Encoder : FLAC 1.2.1
Size : 278.45 MB
Time : 40:24 min
Url : http:www.soundgardenworld.com
1. Hunted Down 2:42
2. Entering 4:33
3. Tears To Forget 2:01
4. Nothing To Say 3:57
5. Little Joe 4:29
6. Hand Of God 4:26
7. Sub Pop Rock City 3:15
8. Fopp 3:37
9. Fopp (Fucked Up Heavy Dub Mix) 6:28
10. Kingdom Of Come 2:36
11. Swallow My Pride 2:20

From the depths of the Sub Pop archives comes a reissue of
Soundgarden’s thunderous opening salvo Screaming Life plus
bonus tracks from the Fopp EP and Sub Pop 200 compilation. This
reissue marks the first time these tracks will be available
digitally and their first appearance on vinyl since the
original late-80s pressings (notwithstanding a long-gone
late-’90s repress of Screaming Life). All tracks have been
remastered by Seattle studio wizard and producer of the original
Screaming Life and Sub Pop 200 sessions Jack Endino
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