~ Chris Cornell
162% Sales Rank in Music: 311 (was 815 yesterday)
Release Date: November 21, 2011
Buy new: $12.69
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Review & Description
After a sold-out spring tour this year, Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter, Chris Cornell, has announced fall and winter tour dates for the second run of his acoustic Songbook tour. These intimate shows highlight the songs Cornell has written throughout his illustrious career and are made up of entirely acoustic, solo performances. An album of live SONGBOOK tour performances will be released on November 21st, featuring songs written by Cornell as well as a few covers. In addition to being one of the most acclaimed voices in rock, he stands in a class of his own as a songwriter whose works have reached limitless audiences, the world over. Familiar songs emerge in a new context, showing that great songwriting translates to any idiom.
Chris Cornell has been heralded as one of the pioneers of the grunge era for writing a string of hits for Soundgarden, including the Grammy award-winning "Black Hole Sun" and "Spoonman." In 1991, Chris formed Temple of the Dog, writing the classic song "Hunger Strike" featuring a duet with Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. In 2000, Cornell joined former Rage Against the Machine members (Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk) in Audioslave and wrote a series of the band's hits including "Like a Stone," "Be Yourself" and "Doesn't Remind Me." Cornell's career as a songwriter for film has included such songs as "Can't Change Me," and "Mission", from the soundtrack to Mission Impossible II as well as hit theme song "You Know My Name" for James Bond thriller Casino Royale, one of the most successful installments of the spy franchise to date. His songs have been recorded by diverse artists from Johnny Cash to Alice Cooper.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #311 in Music
- Released on: 2011-11-21
- Number of discs: 1