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Temple of The Dog: Temple Of The Dog (2CD Deluxe)

Temple Of The Dog (2CD Deluxe)

Temple of The Dog

  • CDN $19.99
  • Release Date 30 September 2016
  • In Stock
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Compact Disc

CD 1:

  • Original album newly mixed by Brendan O’Brien
  • Plus 3 Alternate Mixes newly mixed from multi-tracks by Adam Kasper

CD 2:

  • 7 demos - 5 unreleased including 2 songs that didn’t make final album sessions: “Angel of Fire” and “Black Cat”
  • 5 Studio Outtakes newly mixed from multi-tracks by Adam Kasper

  • HD Edition – 192kHz 24-bit and 96kHz 24-bit (except 7 demos which are 44.1kHz 24-bit)
  • Mastered for iTunes (MFIT)
  • Standard Digital Editions – 44.1kHz 16-bit

Temple of the Dog - the Seattle supergroup featuring Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, and Mike McCready, and drummer Matt Cameron (who plays drums with both Soundgarden and Pearl Jam) - has reunited and will tour for the first time ever since forming in 1990. The band will play five cities, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle, in November.

Temple of the Dog came together from the ashes of Mother Love Bone following the death from a drug overdose of its frontman Andrew Wood, Cornell's close friend and roommate. Cornell wrote future TOTD songs "Say Hello 2 Heaven" and "Reach Down" to help process his grief, "but the songs didn't have any destination," he says. "I was compelled to write them and there they were - written in a vacuum as a tribute to Andy. My thought was that maybe I could record these songs with the remaining members of Mother Love Bone and that maybe we could release them as a tribute."

Mother Love Bone's Gossard and Ament began playing with McCready, and they brought in Soundgarden's Cameron to drum on demos. Because this was a collaboration, and a tribute, there was no commercial expectation for the Temple of the Dog album. It would be, Gossard would later observe, "the easiest and most beautiful record that we've ever been involved with." Adds Cornell: "Temple was about making an album simply for the joy of doing it. We weren't concerned what anyone outside of our group of friends would think of it. It was the first and maybe only stress-free album that we all made." Gossard, Ament, and McCready were also simultaneously forming a new band, which more than six months later would be known as Pearl Jam. A singer from San Diego named Eddie Vedder, who was vying to lead the project, came into the studio to sing background vocals on three of the Temple songs. When Cornell thought another song, "Hunger Strike," needed a duet, Vedder was enlisted. "Hunger Strike" became a hit single, peaking at No. 4 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

Temple of the Dog performed live only a handful of times, most notably in Seattle, in November and December of 1990. Those shows have become some of the most legendary Seattle concerts of all-time. Their 2016 shows mark the first time the band has ever toured. (Cornell joined Pearl Jam in 2014 at the Bridge School show and for two nights at PJ20 in Alpine Valley, WI, and the Temple line-up played "Reach Down" and "Call Me a Dog" at Seattle's Benaroya Hall in January 2015.)

CD 1
1 Say Hello 2 Heaven  
2 Reach Down  
3 Hunger Strike  
4 Pushin' Forward Back  
5 Call Me A Dog  
6 Times Of Trouble  
7 Wooden Jesus  
8 Your Savior  
9 Four Walled World  
10 All Night Thing  
11 Say Hello 2 Heaven  
12 Wooden Jesus  
13 All Night Thing  
CD 2
1 Say Hello 2 Heaven  
2 Reach Down  
3 Call Me A Dog  
4 Times Of Trouble  
5 Angel Of Fire  
6 Black Cat  
7 Times Of Trouble  
8 Say Hello 2 Heaven  
9 Reach Down  
10 Pushin' Forward Back  
11 Wooden Jesus  
12 All Night Thing  

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