I’ve been a massive Chris Cornell fan since the release of Euphoria Morning, his 1st solo record, produced by Alain Johannes & Natasha Schneider; he’s been a strong influence on me & my music since 1999 when his EM album first permeated my music collection. I got the chance to see his songwriting genius once again in person last week in St. Paul. He talked quite a bit about his debut solo record and how it came to be, including the fact that it was supposed to be called ‘Euphoria MoUrning” but was unintentionally changed after a typo in production.
He performed one of my favorite songs from the album, ‘When I’m Down’, a gorgeous piano-driven blues ballad. Live, this song became simply a piano track, originally played by the magnificent musician Natasha Schneider (who passed in 2008) on the album, coming to life via Cornell’s own record player on stage, in tribute to Natasha. His tremendous vocal soared over the top to become what was my favorite song from the evening’s performance. Please make time to listen to his Euphoria Morning album at some point… Cheers.