Soundgarden to Release Rarities Collection


Story by Cat Badra

Soundgarden fans have a three-disc rarities package in their future

Seattle grunge band Soundgarden have announced they will release a new, three-disc set of rarities, titled “Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path,” on Nov. 24. The collection will include a new song called “Storm,” which the band surprisingly sprung on fans earlier this week.

Each CD in the upcoming Soundgarden set has a different name and theme: “Originals,” “Covers,” and “Oddities.” “Originals” offers B-sides, soundtrack and compilation selections, “Covers” features Soundgarden’s cover versions of tunes by the Beatles, Black Sabbath and other rock notables. “Oddities” packs a hodgepodge of remixes, demos and instrumental tracks.

“Essentially this is a gathering together of ‘loose ends’ from throughout our recording career,” guitarist Kim Thayil said of the release in a statement. “I believe ‘Scattered Tracks Across the Path’ describes this album best. As album sets go, this one has been fun to collect and compile over the decades. I personally may have referenced this project a number of times over the years, going back almost twenty of them to the mid-nineties!”

In other Soundgarden news, the band appeared at last weekend’s Neil Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit concert. Cornell played double-duty, performing both with Soundgarden and appearing with Temple of the Dog for a special reunion set.

‘Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path’ Track Listing:

Disc 1: Originals
“Sub Pop Rock City”
“Toy Box”
“Fresh Deadly Roses”
“HIV Baby”
“Cold B**ch”
“Show Me”
“She’s a Politician”
“Birth Ritual”
“She Likes Surprises”
“Kyle Petty, Son of Richard”
“Exit Stonehenge”
“Blind Dogs”
“Bleed Together”
“Black Rain”
“Live To Rise”

Disc 2: Covers
“Swallow My Pride”
“Smokestack Lightnin’”
“Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey” (John Peel BBC Sessions)*
“Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” (John Peel BBC Sessions)*
“Come Together”
“Stray Cat Blues”
“Into the Void (Sealth)”
“Girl U Want”
“Touch Me”
“Can You See Me?” (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions)
“Homicidal Suicidal” (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions)
“I Can’t Give You Anything” (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions)
“I Don’t Care About You” (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions)
“Waiting for the Sun” (Live)
“Search and Destroy” (Live)
“Big Bottom” (Live)
“Earache My Eye” (Live)

Disc 3: Oddities
“Twin Tower”*
“Jerry Garcia’s Finger”
“Night Surf”*
“A Splice of Space Jam”
“The Telephantasm”
“Black Days III”
“Fopp” (F**ked Up Heavy Dub Mix)
“Big Dumb Sex” (Dub Version)
“Spoonman” (Steve Fisk Remix)
“Rhinosaur” (The Straw That Broke the Rhino’s Back Remix)
“Dusty” (Moby Remix)
“The Telephantasm” (Resurrection Remix)”
“One Minute of Silence”

*Previously unreleased

Photo by Anne Erickson



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