Euphoria Morningby Chris Cornell
As Soundgarden fades into the dustbin of rock 'n' roll history, its singer sheds shackles of the grunge grind for a varied sound that will satisfy Cornell boosters and open the ears of doubters. On EUPHORIA MORNING the man whose scabrous screech will remain as key to the Seattle experience as Nirvana's chunky, punky riffs and Eddie… See more details below
As Soundgarden fades into the dustbin of rock 'n' roll history, its singer sheds shackles of the grunge grind for a varied sound that will satisfy Cornell boosters and open the ears of doubters. On EUPHORIA MORNING the man whose scabrous screech will remain as key to the Seattle experience as Nirvana's chunky, punky riffs and Eddie Vedder's angst leaves the loose, live-feeling of his band's swan song DOWN ON THE UPSIDE behind for a restrained, folksier sound that range's from wistful pop ("Can't Change Me") to brooding, post-grunge ("Mission"). Yet, despite a vestigial relationship to his old band's dirgier moments, this music rarely rocks out. And this is by no means a bad thing. Blessed with an effortlessly strong, surprisingly versatile voice that evokes classic rock legends like Joe Cocker, Cornell can curl his craggy larynx around the soulful bar-rock of "Wave Goodbye" as well as the 3 a.m. ballad "When I'm Down," and the relaxed mood of his backing players on EUPHORIA's woodsier acoustic stuff sheds a light on that voice we rarely saw back in the day.
- Release Date:
- Fontana A&M
Performance CreditsChris Cornell Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Matt Cameron Snare Drums
Jason Falkner Bass
Josh Freese Drums,Snare Drums
Victor Indrizzo Snare Drums
Alain Johannes Bass,Guitar,Mandolin,Theremin,Vocals,Background Vocals
Ric Markmann Bass
Bill Rieflin Drums,Snare Drums
Natasha Shneider Keyboards,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals,Timpani
Greg Upchurch Drums,Snare Drums
Technical CreditsChris Cornell Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Alain Johannes Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Drum Technician
Natasha Shneider Arranger,Producer
Jeri Heiden Art Direction
John Heiden Arranger,Art Direction
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Chris Cornell has the most versatile and beautiful voice and this CD really shows that off. He has a style on this CD that is all his own. His talent can't help but be heard on every song. I can't wait for him to came out with another CD, I just hope it doesn't take as long to come out as this one did! I just can't say enough how great this CD is!
I have been listening to Chris Cornell back to the days with Sound Garden. They blew my mind. I really was never a big fan of Rock music, more funk and rap. However, once I heard the diverse sounds,voices,lyrics and music of Chris Cornell, I was drawn for good. Euphoria Morning,... was like experiencing the awsome sounds of Pink Floyd at the Griffith Observatory, while lying your head back in the lazarium room. Fills your mind with thoughts,emotions and release from hearing the mundane. Rock,Blues,Soul and alternative sounds are all present on this CD. I agree that this CD is timeless and will only become finer, like wine, with age.
This was my first listen to Euphoria Morning, but I have read much prior. This group is the first work by Chris since he hooked up with the members of ELEVEN. Being a huge fan of ELEVEN, I hear Alain & Natasha's influence. Best move Chris ever made.
Chris Cornell is one of the greatest musicians alive today. This album is an absolute treasure, a piece of gold. First off, you have Chris Cornell. If you've heard Soundgarden, or Temple of the Dog, you know this man has a killer voice, sort of like Robert Plant, he can wail just as easily as he can use that beautiful mid-range style he uses primarily throughout this record. Although this album is nothing like Soundgarden ever recorded, it's sort of like what would happen if Soundgarden recorded a "Led Zeppelin III" type album, or an album like Pearl Jam's "No Code." This IS different, but it's not like it came right out of left field. Cornell hinted in this direction when he wrote most of the material for the spectacular Temple of The Dog album. This is a timeless classic, and I want this man to get back to work! Either on his own, or with the guys from Rage, I don't care because Cornell seems to have a magic touch, if his name is on the album, it's got to be good. This album is stellar, but as I said before, it's like Led Zeppelin III, you can't headbang to these songs, and if that's what you want to do, just listen to Soundgarden. But I guarantee that if you listen to this album you will love it. Now it might take a couple listens, I know it took me a few listens (it sat on my shelf for months) but after I listened to it all the way through, it hit me like an earthquake. I finally woke up to the brilliance Cornell exhibits on this album. Do yourself (and Cornell) a favor by picking up this album ASAP!
An excellent album that will appeal to a wide range of musical tastes. Can't wait for another one!
This cd is absolutely phenomenal. It is one of the few discs on which every single song is solidly composed, and well-executed musically. Chris Cornell is undeniably a brilliant lyricist, and his voice is strong yet versatile. In my opinion, his talent is matched by few if any. I only wish he continued to make more solo work after this disc, although obviously Audioslave is amazing as well.