SOUNDGARDEN's 20th-Anniversary Reissue Of 'Superunknown': First-Week Sales Revealed

SOUNDGARDEN's 20th-Anniversary Reissue Of 'Superunknown': First-Week Sales Revealed

The 20th-anniversary reissue of SOUNDGARDEN's breakthrough 1994 album, "Superunknown", sold 5,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 51 on The Billboard 200 chart.

The 20th-anniversary reissue of "Superunknown" was made available in two deluxe versions outlined below. The Deluxe Edition is a 2-CD package featuring the remastered album along with disc two consisting of demos, rehearsals, B-sides and more. The Super Deluxe Edition is a 5-CD package featuring the remastered album, additional demos, rehearsals and B-sides and the fifth disc is the album mixed in Blu-ray Audio 5.1 Surround Sound. The Super Deluxe Edition is incredibly packaged in a hardbound book with a lenticular cover, liner notes by David Fricke and newly reimagined album artwork designed by Josh Graham. It also features never-before-seen band photography by Kevin Westerberg. A 2-LP gatefold of the original 16 vinyl tracks remastered on 200-gram vinyl in a gatefold jacket will also be made available. In addition, the "Superunknown" singles and associated b-sides with newly interpreted artwork sleeves by Josh Graham will be reissued on Record Store Day, April 19, as a set of five limited-edition 10-inch vinyl records.

In a recent interview with Loudwire Nights" host Full Metal Jackie, SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell stated about "Superunknown": "I think the main thing is, it's sort of unquestionably SOUNDGARDEN in every way. I don't think there are songs on it that could have or would have been written by anyone else, arranged that way, performed that way, whether it's the music, lyrics, the sounds. I think we had already come into our own and had our own sound, but 'Superunknown' cemented it as living in its own world. It created an autonomy for us that we could make albums that were strictly SOUNDGARDEN albums that no one else was going to sound like and no one else could write. We kind of lived in our own world. I think that was important for us. I think we started out as a band that way, and I think during the early '90s, we then sort of lost the autonomy being lumped into other Seattle bands. That wasn't bad; that was a good thing. It was great that it was us and our friends kind of conquering the world. But it took away some of that autonomy for all of us. And 'Superunknown' for us, in one fell swoop, immediately got that back. There are songs on it that just, if you look at the history of rock, they're just nothing like anything else. And that was the beginning of it. I think that was the seed that led to 'Down On The Upside' and 'King Animal' in terms of our process and in terms of us owning who we are. So it was a good period for us. I couldn't say that we knew that we were doing that when we were making it. We were making that album just like any album. One song at a time. Just writing songs, but it became that."

"Superunknown - Deluxe Edition" 2CD track listing:

CD One - Remastered Album

01. Let Me Drown
02. My Wave
03. Fell on Black Days
04. Mailman
05. Superunknown
06. Head Down
07. Black Hole Sun
08. Spoonman
09. Limo Wreck
10. The Day I Tried to Live
11. Kickstand
12. Fresh Tendrils
13. 4th of July
14. Half
15. Like Suicide
16. She Likes Surprises

CD Two - Demos, Rehearsals, B-Sides & More

01. Let Me Drown (Demo)^
02. Black Hole Sun (Demo)^
03. Half (Demo)^
04. Head Down (Rehearsal)^
05. Limo Wreck (Rehearsal)^
06. The Day I Tried to Live (Rehearsal)^
07. Like Suicide (Acoustic)
08. Black Days III*
09. Birth Ritual (Original Demo Version)
10. Exit Stonehenge
11. Kyle Petty, Son of Richard
12. Jerry Garcia’s Finger
13. Spoonman (Alternate Steve Fisk Remix)^
14. The Day I Tried To Live (Scott Litt Mix)^
15. 4th of July (Instrumental)^
16. Superunknown (Instrumental)^

"Superunknown - Super Deluxe" track listing:

CD One - Remastered Album

01. Let Me Drown
02. My Wave
03. Fell on Black Days
04. Mailman
05. Superunknown
06. Head Down
07. Black Hole Sun
08. Spoonman
09. Limo Wreck
10. The Day I Tried to Live
11. Kickstand
12. Fresh Tendrils
13. 4th of July
14. Half
15. Like Suicide
16. She Likes Surprises

CD Two - B-Sides & More

01. The Day I Tried To Live (Alternate Mix)^
02. Spoonman (Alternate Steve Fisk Remix)^
03. Beyond The Wheel (Live)
04. Fell On Black Days (Live)
05. Birth Ritual (Original Demo Version)
06. Jesus Christ Pose (Live)
07. Like Suicide (Acoustic Version)
08. Kickstand (Live)
09. My Wave (Live)
10. Spoonman (Steve Fisk Remix)
11. Exit Stonehenge
12. Kyle Petty, Son of Richard
13. Black Days III*
14. Ghostmotorfinger**
15. Jerry Garcia’s Finger
16. Fell On Black Days (Video Version)

CD Three - The Demos (unreleased)

01. Let Me Drown (Demo)
02. Fell On Black Days (Demo)
03. Superunknown (Demo)
04. Black Hole Sun (Demo)
05. Spoonman (Demo)
06. Fresh Tendrils (Demo)
07. 4th of July (Demo)
08. Half (Demo)
09. Like Suicide (Demo)

CD Four - The Rehearsals (unreleased)

01. Black Hole Sun (Rehearsal)
02. Bing Bing Goes To Church (Rehearsal)
03. Half (Rehearsal)
04. Head Down (Rehearsal)
05. Kyle Petty, Son Of Richard (Rehearsal)
06. Let Me Drown (Rehearsal)
07. Limo Wreck (Rehearsal)
08. My Wave (Rehearsal)
09. Fresh Tendrils (Rehearsal)
10. Like Suicide (Rehearsal)
11. Ruff Riff-Raff (Rehearsal)
12. Exit Stonehenge (Rehearsal)
13. Spoonman (Rehearsal)
14. The Date I Tried To Leave (Rehearsal)
15. The Day I Tried To Live (Rehearsal)

Disc Five - Blu-Ray Audio 5.1 MIX

01. Let Me Drown (5.1 Mix)
02. My Wave (5.1 Mix)
03. Fell On Black Days (5.1 Mix)
04. Mailman (5.1 Mix)
05. Superunknown (5.1 Mix)
06. Head Down (5.1 Mix)
07. Black Hole Sun (5.1 Mix)
08. Spoonman (5.1 Mix)
09. Limo Wreck (5.1 Mix)
10. The Day I Tried To Live (5.1 Mix)
11. Kickstand (5.1 Mix)
12. Fresh Tendrils (5.1 Mix)
13. 4th Of July (5.1 Mix)
14. Half (5.1 Mix)
15. Like Suicide (5.1 Mix)
16. She Likes Surprises (Int’l Vers & Us 12″) (5.1 Mix)

"Superunknown: The Singles" - Five 10-Inch Vinyl Set

1. Spoonman
Fresh Tendrils
Cold Bitch
Exit Stonehenge

2. The Day I Tried To Live
Like Suicide (Acoustic Version)
Kickstand (Live)
Limo Wreck

3. Black Hole Sun
Jesus Christ Pose (Live)
Beyond The Wheel (Live)
Fell On Black Days (Live)

4. My Wave
Spoonman (Steve Fisk Remix)
Birth Ritual (Original Demo Version)
My Wave (Live)

5. Fell On Black Days
Kyle Petty, Son of Richard
Ghostmotorfinger **
Fell On Black Days (Video Version)
Girl U Want
Black Days III*

* Originally titled "Fell On Black Days (Demo – Early Version)"
** Originally titled "Motorcycle Loop (Short Version)"
^ Previously Unreleased

SOUNDGARDEN's North American tour with NINE INCH NAILS will kick off of July 19 in Las Vegas.

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