Monday, September 14, 2015

CD Review: Chris Cornell Revisits "Euphoria Mourning" On His Way To A "Higher Truth"

Two years after the Seattle rock band Soundgarden disbanded, lead singer Chris Cornell went on to release his debut solo album "Euphoria Morning." Most of the material for that album was developed following the end of Soundgarden, with one song, "Flutter Girl" being an outtake from the "Superunkown" album sessions. Since the release of that album, Cornell has lead the hard rock supergroup Audioslave to three "top 10" albums, released two more solo albums and reformed Soundgarden. He also has a new, mostly acoustic solo album arriving on September 18th, titled "Higher Truth" and there has been news of Soundgarden entering the studio to record a new album, which is buzzing all over the internet.
When Cornell's debut solo album was originally released in 1999 it went out to the pubic with the "safer" title of "Euphoria Morning." In August, Universal Music Enterprise decided to re-release the album with it's intended title of "Euphoria Mourning" and also remaster the album in the process. So, this newly released version of Chris Cornell's solo debut album has a cleaner sound and was also released on vinyl for the first time. The feel of the album has a more polished mainstream pop/rock sound than what his band Soundgarden would produce, but fans will also discover his exceptional songwriting. He lets his emotions fly on "Preaching The End Of The World" and still shows reflections of his old band with the hard rocking "Mission." The album is filled with many different feelings and tempos that is a blessing and curse. Cornell poured all of his desires into this solo album, which may have confused fans on which direction his music was heading.
Nowadays, Chris Cornell is in a great place musically. He has helped put Soundgarden back on the map as one of the top touring acts in the world and he still has an outlet to release his solo work as early predictions of the new album, "Higher Ground" have been positive. To find out more about the latest happenings with Chris Cornell, please visit

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