Soundgarden have shared their performance of their signature Superunknown hit ‘Black Hole Sun’, from their forthcoming live album, Live From The Artists Den, due out on 26 July. You can watch the ‘Black Hole Sun’ clip below.
On February 17, 2013, Soundgarden concluded a sold-out US winter tour in support of King Animal, their first studio album in over sixteen years, with a special Live From The Artists Den taping at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.
For the show, Chris Cornell and company mixed new songs with classic radio hits and rarities performed live for the first time in front of a rapturous crowd. The concert has become the all-time most requested Soundgarden live show for an official release.
The 29-song, nearly two-and-a-half-hour show encompasses the band’s rich musical legacy, spanning their early years with ‘Hunted Down’, through their monumental albums Badmotorfinger and Superunknown, respectively, with ‘Outshined’ and ‘Black Hole Sun’, and to their final record, with nearly every song from King Animal, including ‘By Crooked Steps’ and ‘Been Away Too Long’.
Live From The Artists Den features 21 songs never before released on a Soundgarden concert film, including 17 making their first appearance on a live album, and highlighted by ‘Blind Dogs’, which the band performed on stage for the first time ever at the Wiltern show.
The limited-edition Super Deluxe box of Live From The Artists Den will feature the complete 29-song concert film in 5.1 surround sound and stereo on Blu-ray, and more than 30 minutes of bonus interviews with the band, in addition to four black 180g audiophile LPs, 2CDs, a 40-page photo book, four band member lithos, and replica artist all-access pass and ticket stub from the original show.
Speaking about Live From The Artists Den, Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil said: “We were very proud and excited to document the performance of our new material from King Animal, and to celebrate with each other and our fans.”
On behalf of the Estate, Vicky Cornell said: “This live show was really special, and I know how much fun Chris had that night. The idea of giving fans the opportunity to experience it in its entirety is something I’m proud to share with them.”
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