Chris Cornell Acoustic Album 'Songbook' Released November 21st 2011

Chris Cornell Acoustic Album 'Songbook' Released November 21st 2011

Currently on his acoustic 'Songbook' tour of the States, Chris Cornell will be releasing an album of live Songbook tour performances on November 21st (UME). The album features songs written by Cornell as well as a few covers. Full track listing is below. In addition to being one of the most acclaimed voices in rock, Chris Cornell stands in a class of his own as a songwriter whose works have reached limitless audiences, the world over. Familiar songs emerge in a new context, showing that great songwriting translates to any idiom.

Songbook Full Track Listing:

1. As Hope and Promise Fade

2. Scar On The Sky

3. Call Me A Dog

4. Ground Zero

5. Can't Change Me

6. I Am The Highway

7. Thank You (Led Zeppelin)

8. Cleaning My Gun

9. Wide Awake

10. Fell On Black Days

11. All Night Thing

12. Doesn't Remind Me

13. Like A Stone

14. Black Hole Sun

15. Imagine (John Lennon)

16. The Keeper

Recently, Cornell wrote and performed 'The Keeper,' the poignant original song for Relativity's feature film Machine Gun Preacher (directed by Marc Forster) which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this month. The film stars Gerard Butler and is based on the true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing criminal who finds faith leading him on a path to help the children of East Africa. The song is available via iTunes and a portion of the proceeds will go to Childers' charity, Angels of East Africa. Cornell has performed the song on The Late Show with David Letterman, PBS' Tavis Smiley and Jimmy Kimmel Live! Check out the video for 'The Keeper' here.

Chris Cornell has been heralded as one of the pioneers of the grunge era for writing a string of hits for Soundgarden, including the Grammy award-winning 'Black Hole Sun' and 'Spoonman.' In 1991, Chris formed Temple of the Dog, writing the classic song 'Hunger Strike' featuring a duet with Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. In 2000, Cornell joined former Rage Against the Machine members (Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk) in Audioslave and wrote a series of the band's hits including 'Like a Stone,' 'Be Yourself' and 'Doesn't Remind Me.' Cornell's career as a songwriter for film has included such songs as 'Can't Change Me,' and 'Mission', from the soundtrack to Mission Impossible II as well as hit theme song 'You Know My Name' for James Bond thriller Casino Royale, one of the most successful installments of the spy franchise to date. His songs have been recorded by diverse artists from Johnny Cash to Alice Cooper.