Listen to Temple of the Dog’s New Mix of ‘Hunger Strike’
"Hunger Strike" was Temple of the Dog's big hit single, reaching the Top 10 on Billboard's Mainstream and Modern Rock charts. Now, for the upcoming 25th anniversary edition of their only album, they've released a new mix of the song.
You can hear this version, which was made by Brendan O'Brien, who remixed the entire album -- original producer Rick Parashar died in 2014. It is accompanied by a new video and is the second track to be released from the collection. The demo of "Black Cat," a song that has never officially been available, came out two weeks ago, at which point Jeff Ament spoke about O'Brien's work on the reissue.
“The quarter-inch tapes got lost,” he said. “The only way we could’ve used the original mixes would have been pulling it off a CD, which would have been inferior. Brendan really didn’t mess with the levels, but he just pulled back a bit on the effects and reverb. The new mix is just a bit crisper. The way we listen to music is so different than 25 years ago. People have gotten used to so much clarity on the top end, and I think he really brought a lot of that out.”
Temple of the Dog will be released on Sept. 30 in a three formats: a single-CD set that contains alternate mixes of "Say Hello 2 Heaven", "Wooden Jesus" and "All Night Thing"; a two-CD/digital deluxe edition that adds seven demos and five studio outtakes; and a super deluxe edition with a DVD of live performances, a Blu-ray disc with other mixes of the album, a booklet, a sticker and artwork. Complete information is available at Temple of the Dog's webstore.
The group will be promoting the collection in November with their first-ever tour. You can get all the dates at their website.
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