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Submitted by Johan Wippsson on 2011-03-22
Soundgarden Live on I-5 available everywhere now

Soundgarden have just released their first ever live album,Live on I5, which can be streamed in full on the band'sFacebook page.
TitledLive on I5 –a reference to theInterstate 5 which runs up and down the West Coast- the new collection compiles live tracks from a 1996 run by the band and captures the band at the height of their recording and touring career. This carefully selected compilation includes fan favorites like“Spoonman”,“Rusty Cage”,“Burden In My Hand,”and“Black Hole Sun”(performed by Chris Cornell solo),as well whatinsiders are calling the definitive live performance of “Jesus Christ Pose.” As a bonus, the disc includes two brilliantly inspired covers: The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” andThe Stooges’anarchic proto-punk classic, “Search & Destroy.” The band took out recording engineer,Adam Kasperwith them on the West Coast leg of this tour- the first time they ever recorded any live shows. They rented a mobile 24 track machine/truck and recorded the gigs on 2" tape.Soundgardenhad always intended to release it as a live record soon after the tour, but alas, they disbanded and the tapes were left in the closet ofStudio Xin Seattle (now called Bad Animals) to gather dust until now.
Live on I5is the follow-up toSoundgarden’s celebrated 2010 reunion, with the band re-staking their well deserved place, earning aGrammy nominationfor previously unreleased track“Black Rain”for Best Hard Rock Performance, gracing the covers of music magazinesSPINandGuitar World, performing on the second night ofConanand topping critics’ lists with their fall 2010 release,Telephantasm. The multi-label, career-spanning collection, also available in collector’s editions with the band’s first-ever DVD and booklet, was a comprehensive retrospective of the enormously influential band whose music put Seattle and a young label called Sub Pop on the map. As befits a group whose sound redefined a musical generation, they also proved themselves to be innovators with their partnership withGuitar Hero,with 1 million copies ofTelephantasmsold,bundled within the launch ofGuitar Hero®:Warriors of Rock.The album went platinum before even hitting stores- a first time certification for the RIAA.
Soundgarden’ssubsequent live appearances had all the chemistry and intensity fans and critics had hoped for with the band’s legendary heavy sound and power intact. Their headlining Lollapalooza spot last year found the four members playing their classic material from the ‘90s to longtime fans and a new generation who never thought they’d be lucky enough to see them.Rolling Stonewrote, “Chris Cornell is the ultimate rock frontman” andSpinsaid, “The band kicked into an epic set that was the sonic equivalent of a blueprint of the Seattle sound: heavy, loud, and full of metal guitar heroics and classic rock pomp.”
WithLive on I5,we catch the now-legendary rock titans at the top of their game. The collection captures the rawness, spontaneity and magic that happens at live gigs betweenSoundgardenand their audiences. It cements the band’s place in rock history and shows why their appeal is as strong and as timeless as ever.
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Tracklisting in full:

1.Spoonman
2. Searching With My Good Eye Closed
3. Let Me Drown
Tracks 1-3: Recorded live at Crosby Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA – November 30, 1996
4. Head Down
Recorded live at Mercer Arena, Seattle, WA – December 18, 1996
5. Outshined
Recorded live at Crosby Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA – November 30, 1996
6. Rusty Cage
Recorded live at Pacific National Exhibition Forum, Vancouver, BC, Canada – December 7, 1996
7. Burden In My Hand
Recorded live at Salem Armory, Salem, OR – December 8, 1996
8. Helter Skelter
9. 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

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