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It is important to remember Temple of the Dog for the mark they left on music history. Rolling Stone said that the album “deserves immortality”. Mother Love Bone's Gossard and Ament began playing with McCready, and they brought in Soundgarden's Cameron to drum on demos. Because this was a collaboration, and a tribute, there was no commercial expectation for the Temple of the Dog album. It would be, Gossard would later observe, "the easiest and most beautiful record that we've ever been involved with." Adds Cornell: "Temple was about making an album simply for the joy of doing it. We weren't concerned what anyone outside of our group of friends would think of it. It was the first and maybe only stress-free album that we all made." Recorded in just fifteen days in November-December 1990, the eponymous Temple of the Dog album was created as tribute to Andrew Wood, the late lead singer of Mother Love Bone who’d died of a heroin overdose in March of that year. Wood’s bereft friend and former room-mate, Chris Cornell, vocalist with Soundgarden, was inspired to pen the songs Reach Down and Say Hello 2 Heaven and then reached out to Wood’s ex-MLB band-mates, Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar) and Jeff Ament (bass) about working together and releasing the songs. Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron plus lead guitarist Mike McCready joined the fray and a band – Temple of the Dog (named after a line in a Mother Love Bone song, Man of Golden Words – was formed. Selected items are only available for delivery via the Royal Mail 48® service and other items are available for delivery using this service for a charge. Temple of the Dog came together from the ashes of Mother Love Bone following the death from a drug overdose of its frontman Andrew Wood, Cornell's close friend and roommate. Cornell wrote future TOTD songs "Say Hello 2 Heaven" and "Reach Down" to help process his grief, "but the songs didn't have any destination," he says. "I was compelled to write them and there they were – written in a vacuum as a tribute to Andy. My thought was that maybe I could record these songs with the remaining members of Mother Love Bone and that maybe we could release them as a tribute."

If you like Pearl Jam or any of Chris Cornell's projects (Soundgarden, Audioslave, solo work), then this CD is for you. Started as a tribute to singer Andrew Wood after he died of an overdose, Temple of the Dog might be the best work any member of the group has ever produced. Seattle supergroup Temple of the Dog mark the 25 th anniversary of their one and only album with a super deluxe resissue via UMe. In September 2016 UMe will also release a special Temple of the Dog 25th anniversary reissue collection of their landmark album, newly mixed by Brendan O'Brien. The release will be available in multiple configurations including this 180g 2LP-set and a four disc Super Deluxe edition featuring two CDs, blu-ray disc and DVD. Say Hello 2 Heaven originally shot on film and newly transferred to HD (newly edited and never before seen in its entirety). Cornell is often credited for welcoming Vedder with open arms to Seattle. “He really embraced Eddie,” Cameron noted in the documentary Pearl Jam Twenty. “I know Eddie felt a real mentorship and I think that gave him a lot of confidence.”

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Dieu que suis heureux d'avoir 41 balais et d'avoir eu la chance de vivre cette époque où musique et sincérité ne faisaient qu'un. Temple Of The Dog was a collaboration between members of Soundgarden (Cornell & Cameron) and Mother Love Bone (Gossard & Ament), initiated as a tribute to Mother Love Bone's vocalist Andrew Wood who died of a heroin overdose in March, 1990 - two weeks before the release of MLB's debut album, "Apple". Temple of the Dog begins with a cassette containing two songs spawned by the loss of Chris Cornell’s friend and roommate Andrew Wood (singer of Malfunkshun and Mother Love Bone). Wood had huge talent, but human beings are complicated, and he struggled with cocaine and heroin, sending him to rehab in 1989. In March 1990, Wood relapsed and died at 24. It was, Cornell would say, “the death of the innocence of the scene.” Cornell was devastated. “Chris and Andy had a very deep relationship,” Soundgarden’s Matt Cameron observed. Soundgarden was on tour when the news broke. Original album only – newly mixed by Brendan O’Brien – expanded to 2 LPs for premium audio fidelity

Music Direct reserves the right to select the carrier and ship method within the terms of this offer. Music Direct reserves the right to change the terms of this promotion or discontinue this offer at any time. Participants include then-Soundgarden-members Chris Cornell (vocals) and Matt Cameron (drums), as well as four future founding members of Pearl Jam: Eddie Vedder (vocals), Mike McCready (lead guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar), and Jeff Ament (bass)Temple of the Dog enthusiasts Stateside will also be delighted to hear that the band are reuniting for their first-ever tour this November, which will include five gigs in Philadephia, New York, San Fransisco, Los Angeles and Seattle.

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