Soundgarden - Superunknown

 (20th Anniversary Edition)




Double 180-gram LP set marking Superunknown's 20th anniversary!

Plating and pressing by Quality Record Pressings!

Ranked No. 336 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Superunknown, the pivotal album from Soundgarden that changed alternative rock, and credit Quality Record Pressings with an assist to celebrate the milestone!

Via A&M Records and Universal Music Enterprises, this deluxe gatefold version features two 180-gram LPs, mastered by Capitol Records and pressed at QRP. Featuring the original 16 tracks.

Soundgarden is diving back into Superunknown with this set and other multi-disc, rarities-packed special editions of their breakthrough 1994 album. The album debuted at No. 1 when it was originally released and has been certified five times platinum by the RIAA in the United States, selling about nine million copies worldwide. It remains Soundgarden's most successful album and in 2003, was ranked No. 336 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The album was ranked number 38 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Albums of the Nineties, and No. 5 on Guitar World magazine's Top 10 list of Guitar Albums of 1994.

Superunknown catapulted Soundgarden into "known" status after getting some attention with 1990's Badmotorfinger. Sputnik Music calls it "an essential early-'90s album, often grouped with Nirvana's Nevermind and Pearl Jam's Ten." Memorable tracks include the title track, "Spoonman," "Fell On Black Days" and "Black Hole Sun," Soundgarden's biggest hit.

"Soundgarden was far beyond the general feelings and talents of the 'grunge' scene; their sound was darker, spookier, and more complex. And unlike the beloved Kurt Cobain, this band had great singing AND guitar work. The theme of this album is along the lines of a band's journey into stardom and the perils, decisions, and prices to be paid for the high cost of fame." — Sputnik Music, March 1994


 

 

 

 



1. Let Me Drown
2. My Wave
3. Fell On Black Days
4. Mailman
5. Superunknown
6. Head Down
7. Black Hole Sun
8. Spoonman
9. Limo Wreck
10. The Day I Tried To Live
11. Kickstand
12. Fresh Tendrils
13. 4th Of July
14. Half
15. Like Suicide
16. She Likes Surprises

Customer Reviews (3.50 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Superdisappointing

posted on 05/19/2020
3 Stars
Reviewer: Andrew
One of my favorite albums of all time. But this is clearly sourced from digital, just like the original pressing. But worse, the mix is just awful. There are no mids to be heard, the lead guitar is usually lost completely in the noise unless there's not much riffing going on in the background. Usually, good records reveal more nuances than cd or digital, somehow, there are parts that just sound missing. I guess there's no hope we'll ever get a proper vinyl pressing of this. Guess I'm gonna pony up for the '320' pressing if one ever shows up on the used market ever again.


Rocks pretty good

posted on 10/16/2014
4 Stars
Reviewer: Jeff C - Australia
I got the CD back when it was first released and this vinyl is definitely a much better listen. I would be interested to know how it stacks up against the 1994 vinyl, but a used set in great condition will cost you over $100. So for the price I have no complaints about this set. Discs are very flat, no surface noise and tonal balance is very pleasing and overall a nice package.

One thing that I find totally pointless is the inclusion of 320kbps file download. Really? Why bother with a poor digital imitation when you have the vinyl? I think the only digital inclusion worth having would be a proper CD which at least gives you something closer to the vinyl to rip to your digital system in FLAC.


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