The Chris Cornell estate has surprise-released a new album of covers recorded by the late Soundgarden singer back in 2016. Comprised of ten songs and artists that inspired him, the record, titled No One Sings Like You Anymore, was Cornell’s last fully-completed solo album before his death by suicide in 2017.
Cornell played all the instruments on the Brendan O’Brien-produced project, which includes covers tunes by John Lennon (“Watching The Wheels”), Howard Tate (“Get It While You Can”, popularized by Janis Joplin), Harry Nilsson (“Jump Into The Fire”), Ghostland Observatory (“Sad Sad City”), Guns N’ Roses (“Patience“), Prince (“Nothing Compares 2 U“), Carl Hall (“You Don’t Know Nothing About Love”), Electric Light Orchestra (“Showdown”), Terry Reid (“To Be Treated Rite”), and Lorraine Ellison (“Stay With Me Baby”).
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As Cornell’s widow, Vicky Cornell, noted in a press statement, “This album is so special because it is a complete work of art that Chris created from start to finish. His choice of covers provides a personal look into his favorite artists and the songs that touched him. He couldn’t wait to release it. This moment is bittersweet because he should be here doing it himself, but it is with both heartache and joy that we share this special album. All of us could use his voice to help heal and lift us this year, especially during the holiday season. I am so proud of him and this stunning record, which to me illustrates why he will always be beloved, honored, and one the greatest voices of our time.”
Listen to the posthumous Chris Cornell covers album, No One Sings Like You Anymore, on the platform of your choice here or stream it via Spotify below. The album will also be released on vinyl next March. Pre-order your vinyl copy of the posthumous Chris Cornell covers album here.
Chris Cornell – No One Sings Like You Anymore – Full Album
[H/T Rolling Stone]