Soundgarden’s Superunknown Turning 20

Band reissuing classic album in expanded form

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This year, Soundgarden will celebrate an album I purchased as a youth.

They will be releasing a 20th anniversary edition of their 1994 release Superunknown on June 3.

The effort will arrive in various configurations with five limited 10-inch releases for the album’s various singles set to arrive on Record Store Day, which is April 19.

A remastered version of the album will be available along with a 5.1 surround sound mix.

Bonus material will include demos, rehearsals and b-sides.

“This year, the band celebrates the 20th anniversary of this groundbreaking album with a special reissue in two deluxe versions outlined below and available on June 3, 2014 via A&M Records/UME. The Deluxe Edition is a 2-CD package featuring the remastered album along with disc two consisting of demos, rehearsals, B-sides and more.

“The Super Deluxe Edition is a 5-CD package featuring the remastered album, additional demos, rehearsals and B-sides and the fifth disc is the album mixed in Blu-ray Audio 5.1 Surround Sound. The Super Deluxe Edition is incredibly packaged in a hardbound book with a lenticular cover, liner notes by David Fricke and newly reimagined album artwork designed by Josh Graham.

“It also features never before seen band photography by Kevin Westerberg. A 2-LP gatefold of the original 16 vinyl tracks remastered on 200-gram vinyl in a gatefold jacket will also be made available. In addition, the Superunknown singles and associated b-sides with newly interpreted artwork sleeves by Josh Graham will be reissued on Record Store Day, April 19th, as a set of five limited edition 10″ vinyl records.”

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