"Take, if you want a slice, If you want a piece, If it feels alright," Chris Cornell wails to the march of "My Wave" with lyrics commencing Soundgarden's
announcement to release a 20th anniversary remastered version of its breakthrough album Superunknown
. Even better—Seattle's legendary quartet plans on issuing different packages with an assortment of demos and rehearsal footage documenting the bands early progress in creating its seminal masterpiece.
Kicking off the celebration, Soundgarden will release a 2-disc package of Superunknown
featuring the remastered version of the album, as well as, early demos, b-sides, and rehearsal footage. The band's 5-disc superdeluxe version of Superunkown
contains an Audio 5.0 Surround Sound remastered version of the album, a hardbound book with a lenticular cover, previously unreleased photographs from Kevin Westerberg, linear notes from music writer David Fricke, and newly re-imagined album artwork from artist Josh Graham. For vinyl fans, the band will release a 2-LP gatefold with remastered sound on a 200-gram vinyl.
As an early present for fans awaiting the June 3rd re-release of Superunknown
, Soundgarden uploaded original rehearsal footage of its hit single "The Day I Tried To Live." Becoming a staple on Soundgarden's setlist since its release, the track is a full-on jam session between the band as they mastered the song's offbeat timing and groove dynamics.