Chris Cornell's estate surprise-releases covers album

Publish Date
Monday, 14 December 2020, 1:22PM

Before Chris Cornell tragically passed away in 2017, he finished an album of covers. On Friday (December 11), his estate surprise-released the 10-song collection, aptly titled No One Sings Like You Anymore.

“This album is so special because it is a complete work of art that Chris created from start to finish,” his wife Vicky Cornell said in a statement. “His choice of covers provides a personal look into his favorite artists and the songs that touched him. He couldn’t wait to release it. This moment is bittersweet because he should be here doing it himself, but it is with both heartache and joy that we share this special album. All of us could use his voice to help heal and lift us this year, especially during the holiday season. I am so proud of him and this stunning record, which to me illustrates why he will always be beloved, honored, and one the greatest voices of our time."

The tracklist features an eclectic range of songs, including his iconic cover of "Nothing Compare 2 U" and rendition of Guns N' Roses' "Patience," which was released earlier this year.

“When my dad was making this album it was so fun - I remember waking up in the morning, having breakfast with him and going with him into the studio," his daughter Toni Cornell reminisced. "We would take our piano lessons there and Christopher would play video games with Brendan and my dad. We got to experience so much with him and have so many amazing memories. I’m really happy to be sharing this album. We love you daddy."

“We had so much fun in the studio during this time and on days off we’d go to Tree People and hike around there," his son Christopher Cornell added. "We would also play hide and go seek inside the Beverly Hills Hotel and when security would show up they would think it was so funny that my dad was running through fire escapes with us. For me this album represents who my dad was. I’m really proud of him and his work. I hope you all love this record as much as I do.”

Listen to "No One Sings Like You Anymore" above and check out the full tracklist below.

1. "Get It While You Can" (Janis Joplin)
2. "Jump Into The Fire" (Harry Nilsson)
3. "Sad Sad City" (Ghostland Observatory)
4. "Patience" (Guns N' Roses)
5. "Nothing Compares 2 U" (Prince)
6. "Watching The Wheels" (John Lennon)
7. "You Don't Know Nothing About Love" (Carl Hall)
8. "Showdown" (ELO)
9. "To Be Treated Rite" (Terry Reid)
10. "Stay With Me Baby" (Lorraine Ellison)

This article was first published on iheart.com and is republished here with permission