On the newly released four-CD album dedicated to the late great Chris Cornell’s career is a mash-up that merges the music U2’s “One” with the lyrics to Metallica’s eponymous track.
The Chris Cornell box set, and its single-disc release, collects 11 unreleased songs from the singers’ time with Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave, as well as solo work.
The acoustic song was recorded live at New York’s Beacon Theatre in 2015. Check out the excellent mash up.
According to Ultimate Classic Rock, Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament was the record’s creative director. The 54-page booklet designed by the guitarist features liner notes from collaborators that worked with the singer, including, Tom Morello Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Mike McCready and Brendan O’Brien.
Cornell’s widow Vicky explained she put her heart and soul into the project,
“Since Chris’ sudden passing, I have put all my efforts and energy into sharing his music and legacy with his fans from all over the world.I felt we needed to create a special collection to represent all of him – the friend, husband and father, the risk taker and innovator, the poet and artist. His soaring vocals found their way into the hearts and souls of so many. His voice was his vision and his words were his peace. This album is for his fans.”
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