LISTEN: Chris Cornell Pays Tribute To Johnny Cash In One Of His Final Recordings

Touching tributes to both legends

LISTEN: Chris Cornell Pays Tribute To Johnny Cash In One Of His Final Recordings Image: Chris Cornell

9 months after his shocking death, one of Chris Cornell’s final solo recordings has been release.

The Soundgarden singer has written a song from a newly discovered poem of Cash’s to music, creating the stunning all-new song ‘You Never Knew My Mind’.

The new release was recorded at the historic Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, TN, and marks one of Cornell’s final solo recordings.

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The song will feature on the forthcoming record JOHNNY CASH: FOREVER WORDS, a collaborative album consisting of songs created from Johnny Cash’s unknown poetry, lyrics and letters set to music and transformed into song by an astounding array of contemporary artists.

This song is a response to Johnny Cash’s 1996 cover of Soundgarden’s hit, ‘Rusty Cage’, written by frontman Chris Cornell, on his Grammy award winning album UNCHAINED.

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Talking about this new project, Cornell said was the biggest challenge was making changes to Cash’s work.

Cornell refers to Cash as “one of the bigger presences in my life”.

Listen to Cornell talk of Cash:

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Recorded primarily at The Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee, JOHNNY CASH: FOREVER WORDS is also the musical companion to the best-selling Forever Words: The Unknown Poems, a volume of Cash's unpublished writing edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon and curated by John Carter Cash and Steve Berkowitz

Listen to You Never Knew My Mind by Chris Cornell on Triple M Modern Digital.
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JOHNNY CASH: FOREVER WORDS
is out 6th April, available for pre-order here

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