Newly Remastered from Original Analog Tapes!
Includes 12-Page Booklet with New Photos and Art!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 335/500!
This year, Soundgarden celebrates the 20th anniversary of their groundbreaking album, Superunknown, with a special reissue available on June 3, 2014 via A&M Records/UME.
Superunknown is the fourth album by American rock band Soundgarden, released on March 8, 1994 through A&M Records. It is the band's second album with bassist Ben Shepherd. Soundgarden began work on the album after touring in support of its previous album, Badmotorfinger (1991). Superunknown continued a departure from the band's earlier releases while displaying a more diverse range of influences.
Superunknown was a critical and commercial success and became the band's breakthrough album. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 310,000 copies in its opening week and reached high positions on charts worldwide. Five singles were released from the album: "The Day I Tried to Live", "My Wave", "Fell on Black Days", "Spoonman", and "Black Hole Sun", the latter two of which won Grammy Awards and helped Soundgarden reach mainstream popularity. In 1995, the album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. The album has been certified five times platinum by the RIAA in the United States and has sold around 9 million copies worldwide and remains Soundgarden's most successful album.
The album is ranked number 335 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The album was ranked number 38 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Albums of the Nineties, and number five on Guitar World magazine's top ten list of guitar albums of 1994.
"The rest of the production is just as crisp, with the band achieving a huge, robust sound that makes even the heaviest songs sound deceptively bright. But the most important reason Superunknown is such a rich listen is twofold: the band's embrace of psychedelia, and their rapidly progressing mastery of songcraft. Soundgarden had always been a little mind-bending, but the full-on experiments with psychedelia give them a much wider sonic palette, paving the way for less metallic sounds and instruments, more detailed arrangements, and a bridge into pop...It's obvious that Superunknown was consciously styled as a masterwork, and it fulfills every ambition." -Steve Huey, allmusic.com
Remastered from original analog tapes
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
12-page book with new photos and art
Digital download card
1. Let Me Drown
2. My Wave
3. Fell On Black Days
6. Head Down
7. Black Hole Sun
9. Limo Wreck
10. The Day I Tried To Live
12. Fresh Tendrils
13. 4th Of July
15. Like Suicide
16. She Likes Surprises