In 1999, Chris Cornell released his first solo album, Euphoria Morning, on which he worked with future Queens Of The Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures collaborator Alain Johannes and the late Natasha Shneider. Sixteen years later, Cornell’s finally getting a chance to release the record the way he wanted it: When the remastered Euphoria Morning is reissued digitally, on CD, and on 180-gram vinyl, it will henceforth be known as Euphoria Mourning.
Although it’s always been rumored that a production typo explained the differences in the title, Cornell has a slightly different explanation for the change. “The title of the record has been restored to its original spelling, which was changed before release after I listened to some bad advice,” he says in a press release. Under its old name, Euphoria Mourning spawned the acoustic-driven radio hit “Can’t Change Me,” and the poignant, bluesy Jeff Buckley tribute, “Wave Goodbye.” The new and improved version is out August 14.