SOUNDGARDEN's 'Live On I5' Cracks U.S. Top 50

SOUNDGARDEN's first-ever official concert album, titled "Live On I5", sold 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 47 on The Billboard 200 chart. The set is compiled of live tracks from a 1996 West Coast tour by the band and is named after the Interstate 5. SOUNDGARDEN had intended to release the tapes of these shows as its first live album shortly after the tour, but the group ended up disbanding and the tapes were left in the studio, untouched for years.

Although the band has played just a small handful of shows since reuniting in January 2010, singer Chris Cornell told The Pulse Of Radio that more live work is on the way. "There's nothing concrete, but we're definitely talking about all that stuff," he said. "We're definitely gonna play more, we're definitely gonna do more stuff. There's no question about that. We didn't just reform to play one show and put out a best-of and walk away. That's not what's happening."

Released on March 22, "Live On I5" features the following track listing:

01. Spoonman
02. Searching With My Good Eye Closed
03. Let Me Drown

Tracks 1-3: Recorded live at Crosby Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA - November 30, 1996

04. Head Down

Recorded live at Mercer Arena, Seattle, WA - December 18, 1996

05. Outshined

Recorded live at Crosby Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA - November 30, 1996

06. Rusty Cage

Recorded live at Pacific National Exhibition Forum, Vancouver, BC, Canada - December 7, 1996

07. Burden In My Hand

Recorded live at Salem Armory, Salem, OR - December 8, 1996

08. Helter Skelter
09. Boot Camp

Tracks 8 and 9: Recorded live at Crosby Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA - November 30, 1996

10. Nothing To Say

Recorded live at Mercer Arena, Seattle, WA - December 18, 1996

11. Slaves And Bulldozers
12. Dusty
13. Fell On Black Days

Tracks 11-13: Recorded live at Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA - December 5, 1996

14. Search And Destroy

Recorded live at Mercer Arena, Seattle, WA - December 18, 1996

15. Ty Cobb

Recorded live at Crosby Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA - November 30, 1996

16. Black Hole Sun

Recorded live at Mercer Arena, Seattle, WA - December 17, 1996

17. Jesus Christ Pose

Recorded live at Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA - December 5, 1996

SOUNDGARDEN released a CD/DVD retrospective set last September called "Telephantasm", featuring singles, album cuts, live material and the previously unavailable "Black Rain", which has been nominated for a Grammy Award.

The band is currently at work on its first all-new studio album since 1996's "Down On The Upside", while Chris Cornell will also kick off a solo acoustic tour on April 1 in Austin, Texas.

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