Things you should know about Chris Cornell’s recent three albums
Acclaimed rock musician and singer-songwriter, Chris Cornell has been at the forefront of the rock music industry for over three decades. The talented vocalist and guitarist is perhaps best known for his careers with popular rock acts like Soundgarden and Audioslave but he has also gained much appreciation for his solo efforts. One of the most well-known voices in the industry, Cornell ranks ninth on Rolling Stone’s list of “Best Lead Singers of All Time.” Among his list of achievements is a World Sountrack Award for “You Know My Name” from the 2006 James Bond movie, Casino Royale.
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A talented live performer with multiple successful tours under his belt, Chris is ready to rock fans once more on his upcoming tour and Chris Cornell tickets are expected to sell like hotcakes. The tour will be in support of his recent album Higher Truth which was released in September 2015. Read on to find more about this album and Cornell’s previous two efforts, Songbook and Scream.
Higher Truth (2015)
Cornell’s fourth studio album, Higher Truth is his first collection of original solo songs since the 2009 album, Scream. The album was received favorably by critics and fared modestly on the Billboard charts, ranking among the top twenty on the overall charts and number four among the “Top Modern Rock/ Alternative Albums” chart. The album features the top thirty rock song “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” besides eleven other tracks. Using mandolins, a piano and acoustic guitar throughout the album, the artist deftly incorporates elements of folk-rock, electronic, soul and R&B genres to create a sound that defies simple categorization.
Released in November 2011, Songbook is an acoustic live album featuring songs recorded during the singer’s Songbook Tour. The album was recorded during various shows in the tour. It’s Cornell’s first live album as a solo artist and includes songs from his entire career, including solo material and songs from his days with Audioslave, Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog. The album also features cover versions of John Lennon’s “Imagine” and Led Zepellin’s “Thank You.” A new song titled “The Keeper” written for 2011 movie Machine Gun Preacher was also included in the album. Songbook ranked at number twelve on the “Top Rock Albums” chart.
This Timbaland-produced album was released in 2009 under the label of Suretone Records and Mosley Music Group. Scream marks a departure from Cornell’s quintessential rock sound and sees the artist moving in a more R&B oriented direction. The thirteen-track album debuted at number ten on “The Billboard 200” and featured the Billboard-charting singles “Scream” and “Part of Me.” Five digital singles and three music videos were released to promote the album.