Hear ‘Say Hello 2 Heaven’ as never before
Temple of the Dog have unleashed an alternate mix of their single “Say Hello 2 Heaven,” which will be part of the upcoming 25th anniversary reissue of the band’s self-titled, and only, debut album. It’s a different sound for the grunge supergroup, with singer Chris Cornell’s soaring voice coming to the forefront of the mix, making it a gentler, very passionate version of the track.
Cornell wrote “Say Hello 2 Heaven” to honor Mother Love Bone frontman Andrew Wood, who passed away in 1990 from an overdose of heroin. The entire Temple of the Dog project was created to pay tribute to Wood.
The alternate mix of “Say Hello 2 Heaven” is playing now via TempleoftheDog.com.
The reissue of Temple of the Dog’s debut set will be available on CD, digitally and as a special “super deluxe” edition — which packs a DVD with music videos, live performances and a Blu-ray audio disc — on Sept. 30. For wax fans, the collection will arrive on vinyl Nov. 11.
In other news, Temple of the Dog will hit the road this fall, and it’s the band first-ever tour. The tour will bring together all five of the band’s original members, including Cornell, Matt Cameron, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard and Mike McCready. The trek will kick off Nov. 4 in Philadelphia.
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