Chris Cornell reissues first solo album, changes title to original

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When Chris Cornell was about to release his 1999 solo debut album, he was dissuaded from his first choice for the title, “Euphoria Mourning,” and reluctantly dubbed it “Euphoria Morning”. Now, 16 years later, UniversalMusic Enterprises is correcting the error and re-releasing the re-mastered album under its original name on August 14.

Cornell said:

The title of the record has been restored to its original spelling, which was changed before release after I listened to some bad advice.

His first release outside of his work as lead singer with Soundgarden, was a collaboration with Alain Johannes and Natasha Shneider of the band Eleven, who appeared on the album, co-wrote five of the tracks and were credited as co-producers, engineers and mixers with Cornell. The album’s first single, “Can’t Change Me,” went on to be nominated for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance at the 2000 Grammy® Awards.

What would follow are four other solo studio albums, on which Cornell continually redefined his sound and vision to encompass new music, new collaborations and new activities. He was the first American male artist to write and perform the theme song for a James Bond movie (Casino Royale’s “You Know My Name”), wrote and performed with Soundgarden the end-credit song, “Live to Rise” for The Avengers, and wrote the song “Misery Chain” (performed with Joy Williams) for the Oscar-winning movie, “12 Years a Slave.” His performance of his song, “The Keeper,” which appeared in the Marc Forster-directed “Machine Gun Preacher” earned him a Golden Globe® nomination.

Song List:

Can’t Change Me 3:20
Flutter Girl 4:23
Preaching The End Of The World 4:40
Follow My Way 5:07
When I’m Down 4:18
Mission 4:03
Wave Goodbye 3:43
Moonchild 4:01
Sweet Euphoria* 3:07
Disappearing One 3:45
Pillow Of Your Bones 4:27
Steel Rain 5:42

With a discography that includes albums on Digital Nations (a Steve Vai imprint), music critic Louis Raphael has always kept a pulse on the San Francisco music scene. After years as the San Francisco Music Examiner for and, he decided to start Music in SF® as a way to showcase what the San Francisco music scene really has to offer.

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