As the frontman of Seattle hard rockers Soundgarden, Chris Cornell--with his soaring voice and classic rock star looks--became one of the most recognizable figures of the grunge movement. After Soundgarden disbanded in 1997, Cornell became involved in a number of collaborative projects before releasing his first solo album, EUPHORIA MORNING, in 1999. A collaboration with members of Rage Against the Machine in the early 2000s under the name Audioslave proved the biggest commercial success of the singer's career. The band's self-titled debut and its two follow-ups, OUT OF EXILE and REVELATIONS, went multi-platinum. Cornell continued to experiment with new musical directions on his solo releases, CARRY ON (2007) and SCREAM (2009), the latter of which was produced by hip-hop producer Timbaland and had a dance-pop influence.
UK pressing of the 1999 debut solo album from Soundgarden/Audioslave vocalist Chris Cornell features one bonus track. 'Can't Change Me' (French Version). Polydor.
Since Soundgarden's lamented breakup in 1997, grunge stud Chris Cornell has been working with his longtime friends and musical peers in the band Eleven--keyboardist Natasha Shneider and guitarist Alain Johannes. These stellar musicians make Cornell's latest album crisper, more musical, and less rocky than what one came to expect from Soundgarden. The soaring "Follow My Way" is epic in scope, and, in fact, Euphoria Morning is aptly titled; the album is a cohesive mood-invoking musical meditation, especially tracks such as "When I'm Down," which has a near-gospel feel thanks to backing vocals and a spare, uplifting vibe. Fans of Cornell's mellower work with the supergroup Temple of the Dog will enjoy this ardent and mellifluous 12-song collection from one of rock's most recognizable voices. --Katherine Turman
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