Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Singer-Songwriter | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 137 / 2-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Universal | Autor: JV

More honest and naked than just armed with voice and acoustic guitar to create a show, you can't entertain. On his US and Canadian tour in April 2011, rock and blues tube Chris Cornell proved that he can handle it easily. The enthusiasm with which the "Songbook" tour was recorded was so great that it was only logical to release a CD with corresponding live recordings. Songs from the extensive creative work of the Grunge pioneer, from Soundgarden-, Temple-Of-The-Dog- and Audioslave-times, a Led-Zeppelin- and a John-Lennon-Cover ("Thank You"/"Imagine") can be found here as well as film compositions: "Can't Change Me" Cornell wrote for "Mission Impossible II". Less commercial, but more reminiscent of Eddie Vedder and his "Into The Wild" soundtrack, the last track, one of two studio recordings, comes from: "The Keeper" is a fingerpicking folk song in the most beautiful singer-songwriter tradition, which belongs to the movie "Machine Gun Preacher".

Top Track: The Keeper

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