The collection was curated and hand-selected by guitarist Kim Thayil. Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path is the first time an official Soundgarden release has included more than 26 years of rarities that have appeared as B-sides, album bonus tracks, EPs, Soundtracks, compilations and live recordings, a must for any fan of the band.
LP 1 & 2, dubbed “ORIGINALS,” is filled with Soundgarden-written songs, mainly B-sides along with some soundtrack and compilation selections in addition to two unreleased songs on vinyl which go back as far as “Sub Pop Rock City,” originally included as part of the 1988 compilation, Sub Pop 200. The two unreleased tracks on this disc are “Kristi,” a 1996 outtake from the Down on the Upside sessions which is reportedly drummer Matt Cameron’s favorite Soundgarden song, and “Storm,” a brand-new track recorded in early 2014.
LP 3 & 4, “COVERS,” offers a stellar showcase of songs from bands who Soundgarden love and admire, from classic rockers The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, The Doors, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix and Sly and the Family Stone to punk pioneers The Stooges, the Ramones, Fear and DEVO. Showing their sense of humor, Soundgarden also cover songs by Spinal Tap and Cheech & Chong. The two unreleased tracks include the Beatles’ “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide...” and the Sly Stone track “Thank You...”, both of which were originally recorded for a BBC Radio 1 John Peel session in 1989.
LP 5 & 6, “ODDITIES,” offers a wide-ranging combination of instrumentals, remixes and demos. The unreleased tracks on vinyl include “Twin Tower,” penned by Matt Cameron, which was originally recorded at Seattle’s London Bridge studio in December 1988 during the sessions for Louder Than Love. “Night Surf” is an instrumental performed by bassist Ben Shepherd which the band used to open their 1994 tour in conjunction with an introductory film which screened before they took the stage. Steve Fisk’s new remix of “The Telephantasm resurrection Remix),” a song originally released for 2011 Record Store available on vinyl before.
SIDE A Sub Pop Rock City . Toy Box . Heretic . Fresh Deadly Roses
SIDE 2 HIV Baby . Cold Bitch . Show Me . She’s A Politician . Birth Ritual
SIDE A She Likes Surprises . Kyle Petty, Son of Richard . Exit Stonehenge . Blind Dogs Bleed Together
SIDE B Black Rain . Live To Rise . Kristi . Storm
SIDE A Swallow My Pride – Green River . Smokestack Lightnin’ – Howlin’ Wolf . Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey (John Peel BBC Sessions) – The Beatles . Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (John Peel BBC Sessions) – Sly and the Family Stone.
SIDE B Come Together – The Beatles . Stray Cat Blues – The Rolling Stones . Into The Void (Sealth) – Black Sabbath
SIDE A Girl U Want - DEVO . Touch Me - Fancy . Can You See Me? (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions) – Jimi Hendrix. Homicidal Suicidal (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions) – Budgie . I Can’t Give You Anything(Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions) – The Ramones . I Don’t Care About You (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions) – Fear
SIDE B Waiting For The Sun (Live) – The Doors . Search And Destroy (Live) – The Stooges . Big Bottom (Live) – Spinal Tap . Earache My Eye (Live) – Cheech & Chong
SIDE A Twin Tower . Jerry Garcia’s Finger . Ghostmotorfinger . Night Surf . A Splice Of Space Jam
SIDE B The Telephantasm . Black Days III . Karaoke
SIDE A Fopp (Fucked Up Heavy Dub Mix) . Big Dumb Sex (Dub Version) . Spoonman (Steve Fisk Remix)
SIDE B Rhinosaur (The Straw That Broke The Rhino’s Back Remix) . Dusty (Moby Remix) . The Telephantasm (Resurrection Remix) . One Minute Of Silence