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Soundgarden are releasing limited edition vinyl for their 35th birthday

This year marks 35 years of Soundgarden, and to commemorate the anniversary, their record label A&M/UMe are serving up a limited edition vinyl series. Their classic Superunknown will be reissued on 180g translucent red and gold vinyl along with five more titles from the Seattle grunge pioneers’ canon.

Superunknown was first released on March 8 1994, and had a stint as No. 1 on the Billboard top 200 albums chart. Since its debut, it’s sold over five million copies in the US alone. This weekend actually marks 25 years since the album was first released.

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The latest iteration of Superunknown comes pressed on limited-edition 180g translucent orange and red 2LP vinyl.

The band’s seminal album Superunkown will be the first of a spate of Soundgarden vinyl reissues over coming months. The record was made with audio from a 2014 reissue, which came off a remaster of the original masters.

Chris Cornell founded Soundgarden with lead guitarist Kim Thayil in 1984, and was the band’s frontman until they broke up in 1997.  In 2010, the band reformed, and Cornell toured with them up until his death in 2017. Soundgarden’s single, Black Hole Sun, marked them as acclaimed pioneers of the grunge scene.

For a limited time only, you can preorder the Soundgarden 35th Anniversary Exclusive Bundle here.

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March 9, 2019

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