This is a welcome surprise. Before he died, Chris Cornell recorded a series of covers that have now been assembled into a collection entitled No One Sings Like You Anymore. All instruments were played by Chris and Brendan O’Brien., who also produced and mixed the record.
Chris’ widow Vicky has this to say: “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.”
His daughter Toni says this: “When my dad was making this album, it was so fun – I remember waking up in the morning, having breakfast with him and going with him into the studio. We would take our piano lessons there, and Christopher would play video games with Brendan and my dad. We got to experience so much with him and have so many amazing memories. I’m really happy to be sharing this album. We love you, daddy.”
There’s what’s included. The album is available for streaming as of today. The physical versions will be ready March 19. Pre-order here.
- John Lennon, Watching the Wheels
- Janis Joplin, Get It While You Can
- Prince, Nothing Compares to You (This is a brand-new recording)
- Ghostland Observatory, Sad, Sad City
- Harry Nilsson, Jump Into the Fire
- Carl Hall, You Don’t Know Nothing About Love
- Electric Light Orchestra, Showdown
- Terry Reid, To Be Treated Rite
- Lorraine Ellison, Stay with Me Baby (originally released for the HBO show, Vinyl)
- Guns N’ Roses, Patience (which you’ve probably heard already)