Soundgarden Premieres “Kristi”

Soundgarden Premieres “Kristi”

Next week, Soundgarden will release the three-CD rarities collection Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path. As Premiered on Stereogum,  “Kristi”is one of the set’s unreleased songs and is a song that the band recorded during the sessions for their 1996 album Down On The Upside. The song was only ever played live once way back in 1995 at Reading Festival. Drummer Matt Cameron touts this newly mixed and mastered renditon as his favorite Soundgarden song.

Kim Thayil breaks it all down

This is the original and ultimate studio version of “Kristi.” Recorded and tracked during the ‎Down On The Upside sessions, it was set aside, never mixed or mastered, and until now, never released. It was always considered an unfinished gem from the sessions. Thanks to producer Adam Kasper and Matt Cameron, who kept reminding the rest of us that it needed to be completed and released. Given a brilliant mix by Adam, this song delivers the doom, foreboding and tension that has long been a signature of much of Soundgarden’s songwriting, especially in our earlier works.‎

 

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