Soundgarden announces ‘Badmotorfinger’ 25th anniversary edition

Soundgarden celebrates the 25th anniversary release of their classic 1991 album Badmotorfinger by releasing four special editions on November 18th via UMe/A&M Records. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of a studio outtake of the track “Rusty Cage.”

The limited edition 7-disc Super Deluxe Edition consists of 4 CDs, 2 DVDs, and 1 Blu-ray Audio disc with 109 tracks total: 79 tracks, videos & mixes are previously unreleased. The CD audio content includes the original album newly remastered; 15 previously unreleased studio outtakes newly mixed from the original analog multi-tracks plus the track “New Damage” featuring Brian May from Queen; and Live at the Paramount: Soundgarden’s first-ever complete concert album newly mixed from the original analog multi-tracks and recorded at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle on March 6,1992. The band’s first complete concert video features Live at the Paramount on DVD, newly edited from the original camera masters and newly mixed in 5.1 surround sound and stereo from the original analog multi-tracks. The second DVD is Motorvision + More: Soundgarden’s 1992 Motorvision home video, released on DVD for the first time ever, showcases live selections from the two nights shot at the Paramount Theatre in March 1992 along with interviews from the band and friends. Bonus videos include 11 unreleased archival live performances from various shows and festivals in 1992 and the three official music videos from the album. The Blu-ray Audio disc contains the original Badmotorfinger album, three B-sides, and the three official music videos, newly mixed from original analog multi-tracks in audiophile 96kHz 24-bit 5.1 surround sound. The original album and three B-sides feature newly designed visuals directed by Josh Graham.

The Super Deluxe version also includes a revolving Badmotorfinger icon ultimate collector’s box (batteries included) that features a 52-page book with a 25th anniversary silver foil Badmotorfinger icon cover, newly designed art, unreleased photos, and commemorative testimonials from fellow musicians and peers. The package also contains a 12″x12″ 3D Badmotorfinger silver foil icon lenticular, four 8″x10″ photo cards featuring each band member, a 5″ Badmotorfinger silver foil icon sticker, a 4″ triangular spark plug silver foil sticker, and a 5″ newly designed 25th anniversary Badmotorfinger icon iron-on patch. The first 1,000 fans who pre-order the Super Deluxe Edition at Soundgardenworld.com will receive a bonus, first-ever commercially released 7-inch of the album’s first single “Jesus Christ Pose” (b/w “Stray Cat Blues”) and a custom Badmotorfinger icon 7-inch large hole adapter.

The anniversary celebration continues with a 28 track 2-CD Deluxe Edition, featuring the remastered original album on Disc 1; eight studio outtakes, “New Damage (with Brian May),” and seven tracks from Live at the Paramount on Disc 2. Also available, is a 1CD remastered edition with enhanced art converting the original plastic jewel case into a gatefold softpak with the original six-panel folder design included. Rounding out the special editions is a 2-LP, 180-gram audiophile black vinyl edition of the remastered original album expanded to a gatefold jacket with a removable, limited edition 3D lenticular silver foil litho cover when removed reveals a gold foil jacket cover, 25th anniversary vinyl etching on side four and a download card for a digital edition of the album in 320kbps MP4 AAC files. As a special option, the 2-LP vinyl will also be available in metallic silver color vinyl for 1,000 lucky fans exclusively at Soundgardenworld.com – first come, first served.

A full list of the track-listing of each configuration can be found below.

Released on October 8th, 1991, Badmotorfinger spawned three singles, “Jesus Christ Pose,” “Outshined” and “Rusty Cage” and became Soundgarden’s highest-charting album on the Billboard Album chart at the time. It has been certified 2x-platinum by the RIAA in the U.S.

Super Deluxe | 2 CD Deluxe | 2 LP | CD

CD 1- Original Album Remastered

Rusty Cage
Outshined
Slaves & Bulldozers
Jesus Christ Pose
Face Pollution
Somewhere
Searching With My Good Eye Closed
Room A Thousand Years Wide
Mind Riot
Drawing Flies
Holy Water
New Damage

CD 2- Studio Outtakes – *Previously Unreleased

Rusty Cage (Studio Outtake)*
Outshined (Studio Outtake)*
Slaves & Bulldozers (Studio Outtake)*
Jesus Christ Pose (Studio Outtake)*
Face Pollution (Studio Outtake) *
Somewhere (Studio Outtake)*
Searching With My Good Eye Closed (Studio Outtake)*
Room A Thousand Years Wide (Studio Outtake)*
Drawing Flies (Studio Outtake)*
Holy Water (Studio Outtake)*
Cold Bitch (Studio Outtake)*
She’s A Politician (Studio Outtake)*
Black Rain (Studio Outtake)*
Birth Ritual (Studio Outtake)*
Blind Dogs (Studio Outtake)*
New Damage (with Brian May)

CD 3- Live At The Paramount (Part 1) – Previously Unreleased

Searching With My Good Eye Closed
Hands All Over
Drawing Flies
Room A Thousand Years Wide
Gun
Flower
Little Joe
Big Dumb Sex
Face Pollution
Incessant Mace
Rusty Cage

CD 4- Live At The Paramount (Part 2) – Previously Unreleased

Outshined
Mind Riot
Beyond The Wheel
Into The Void (Sealth)
Jesus Christ Pose
Hunted Down
Somewhere
Slaves & Bulldozers

Disc 5- Live At The Paramount DVD – Previously Unreleased

Searching With My Good Eye Closed
Hands All Over
Drawing Flies
Room A Thousand Years Wide
Gun
Flower
Little Joe
Big Dumb Sex
Face Pollution
Incessant Mace
Rusty Cage
Outshined
Mind Riot
Beyond The Wheel
Into The Void (Sealth)
Jesus Christ Pose
Hunted Down
Somewhere
Slaves & Bulldozers

Disc 6- Motorvision + More DVD

1.Searching With My Good Eye Closed
2.Rusty Cage
3.Outshined
4.Little Joe
5.Mind Riot
6.Room A Thousand Years Wide
7.Jesus Christ Pose
8.Slaves & Bulldozers

Bonus Videos – *Previously Unreleased:
Outshined (Live in Dallas 4.29.92)*
Jesus Christ Pose (Live in Dallas 4.29.92)*
Rusty Cage (Live at Roseland Ballroom 5.09.92)*
Jesus Christ Pose (Live at Pinkpop Festival 7.08.92)*
Slaves & Bulldozers (Live at Pinkpop Festival 7.08.92)*
Slaves & Bulldozers (Live in Seattle 7.12.92)*
Face Pollution (Live in Seattle 7.12.92)*
Searching With My Good Eye Closed (Live in Seattle 7.22.92)*
Drawing Flies (Live in Miami 8.22.92)*
Cop Killer (Live in Miami 8.22.92)*
Room A Thousand Years Wide (Live in Miami 8.22.92)*
Jesus Christ Pose (Music Video)
Outshined (Music Video)
Rusty Cage (Music Video)

Disc 7- Blu-Ray Audio 5.1 Surround Sound & Remastered Stereo – *Previously Released

Rusty Cage*
Outshined*
Slaves & Bulldozers*
Jesus Christ Pose*
Face Pollution*
Somewhere*
Searching With My Good Eye Closed*
Room A Thousand Years Wide*
Mind Riot*
Drawing Flies*
Holy Water*
New Damage*
B-Sides
Cold Bitch*
She’s A Politician*
Birth Ritual*

Bonus Videos

16. Jesus Christ Pose (Music Video)
17. Outshined (Music Video)
18. Rusty Cage (Music Video)

Author: Buddy Iahn

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