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Since so much of Soundgarden's legacy lay in the years before their superstardom, their major label-oriented 1997 A-Sides compilation didn't quite do them justice. Although it contained cuts from the years before they signed to A&M, A-Sides downplayed the first act of their story, so the 2010 compilation Telephantasm is quite welcome, at least in its double disc incarnation where there's enough room to capture the entire arc of the group's career. Not only is there a heavy dose of their SST and SubPop recordings but there is a strategic deployment of live cuts, BBC sessions, single versions and rarities, including the previously unreleased outtake "Black Rain," all of which capture the band at their heaviest, a shift that's particularly notable toward the end of their career, with "Pretty Noose" and "Blow Up The Outside World" present in rawer versions than their studio incarnations. This may not satisfy a casual fan who wants to hear versions played on the radio, but the entirety of Telephantasm winds up being something better than a hits collection: it captures the essence of the band, why they were important and why they still sound powerful some twenty years later. [This deluxe set also includes a bonus DVD containing all of Soundgarden's music videos, including several alternate versions of familiar clips.]

Product Details

Release Date: 10/05/2010
Label: A&M
UPC: 0602527442167
catalogNumber: 001454702
Rank: 3112

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Soundgarden   Primary Artist
Matt Cameron   Drums,Group Member
Chris Cornell   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Jason Everman   Bass
Ben Shepherd   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Kim Thayil   Guitar,Group Member
Hiro Yamamoto   Bass
Artis the Spoon Man   Spoons
Scott Sundquist   Drums

Technical Credits

Soundgarden   Producer,Photo Courtesy
Jack Endino   Producer,Engineer
Michael Beinhorn   Producer
Matt Cameron   Composer
Chris Cornell   Composer,Lyricist
Jason Corsaro   Engineer
Terry Date   Producer,Engineer
Adam Kasper   Producer,Engineer
Brendan O'Brien   Producer,Engineer
Ben Shepherd   Composer
Kim Thayil   Composer,Liner Notes
Stuart Hallerman   Engineer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Josh Graham   Artwork,Layout
Jeff Gilbert   Liner Notes

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