Soundgarden ‎– King Animal

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Been Away Too Long 3:36
Non-State Actor 3:57
By Crooked Steps 4:01
A Thousand Days Before 4:23
Blood On The Valley Floor 3:49
Bones Of Birds 4:23
Taree 3:38
Attrition 2:53
Black Saturday 3:30
Halfway There 3:16
Worse Dreams 4:53
Eyelid's Mouth 4:39
Rowing 5:09
Bonus Demo Recordings
Worse Dreams 3:21
Black Saturday 3:16
By Crooked Steps 4:23

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
B0017684-02 Soundgarden King Animal(CD, Album, Dlx) Universal Republic B0017684-02 US 2012 Sell This Version
3719818 Soundgarden King Animal(2xLP, Album) Vertigo 3719818 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
B0017717-01 Soundgarden King Animal(2xLP, Album, 180) Universal Republic B0017717-01 US 2012 Sell This Version
3718548 Soundgarden King Animal(CD, Album) Vertigo 3718548 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
B001768302 Soundgarden King Animal(CD, Album) Universal Republic B001768302 Canada 2012 Sell This Version
UICI-1113 Soundgarden King Animal(CD, Album) Vertigo UICI-1113 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
4605026711846 Soundgarden King Animal(CD, Album) ООО «Юниверсал Мьюзик» 4605026711846 Russia 2012 Sell This Version
3719823 Soundgarden King Animal(CD, Album) Vertigo 3719823 New Zealand 2012 Sell This Version
3719823 Soundgarden King Animal(CD, Album) Vertigo 3719823 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
B0017722-02 Soundgarden King Animal(CD, Album, Bes) Universal Republic B0017722-02 US 2012 Sell This Version
602537 198337 Soundgarden King Animal(CD, Album, Del) Vertigo 602537 198337 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
3719833 Soundgarden King Animal(CD, Album, Del) Vertigo 3719833 Australia 2012 Sell This Version
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3720131 Soundgarden King Animal(CD, Album, Dig) Vertigo 3720131 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
371550 Soundgarden King Animal(CD, Album, Dlx) Universal Republic 371550 Argentina 2012 Sell This Version
B0017684-02 Soundgarden King Animal(CD, Album, Dlx) Universal Republic B0017684-02 Canada 2012 Sell This Version
B0017683-02 Soundgarden King Animal(CD, Album, Gat) Universal Republic B0017683-02 US 2012 Sell This Version
3719823 Soundgarden King Animal(CD, Album, Jew) Vertigo 3719823 Australia 2012 Sell This Version
3742837 Soundgarden King Animal Plus(CD, Album, RE, Gat) Vertigo 3742837 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
3742837 Soundgarden King Animal Plus(CD, Album, RE, Gat) Vertigo 3742837 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
3723136 Soundgarden King Animal(Box, Ltd, Num + 2xLP + CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC) Vertigo 3723136 Europe 2013 Sell This Version

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redstingray1977

redstingray1977

November 9, 2014
referencing King Animal, 2xLP, Album, 180, B0017717-01
There is a print finishing error with the booklet supplied with my copy of this pressing.

The second 4-page section has been inserted twice, so the lyrics for the songs "By Crooked Steps", "A Thousand Days Before", "Worse Dreams" - all appear twice. No lyrics for "Non-State Actor", "Eyelid's Mouth", "Rowing".

I have requested a return with the vendor, will post an update in due course.
Zodac

Zodac

December 15, 2012
referencing King Animal, CD, Album, Bes, B0017722-02
"No one knows what intelligent life is."
makisgroove

makisgroove

December 13, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
referencing King Animal, 2xLP, Album, 180, B0017717-01
Ohh..thank God. In my room i m listening the masters brilliant rockers again. My room became a soundgarden. THANKS GUYS! I tried Cornell's personal albums, i tried again with Audioslave....nothing like the 4 Soundguys! I m sure 1000% that these guys (as SOUNDGARDEN)) are incredible, this music blend is unique.

I can say that "Blood on the valley floor" song is a very limited "human's mind/soul" creation. One of the best rock musicians in the world , Kim Thayil, wrote it.

This specific song goes to the heaven, to my friend Thanasis (R.I.P.) where he 'lives' now & listens this song...he's the one who also loved "Searching with my good eye closed" b-side song from the masterpiece (BADMOTORFINGER). He knew......
Mieli

Mieli

November 15, 2012
referencing King Animal, CD, Album, Bes, B0017722-02

It would be so easy for a band, fifteen years between albums, to lose all their purpose, cohesion and meaning. Soundgarden have managed to retain all three, and have delivered a wealth of terrific material. Concise, heavy riffing and time signature playfulness return here, and their pre-grunge quasi-psychedelia makes welcome cameos throughout this ambitious album.

C. Cornell's vocal delivery seems more grounded than ever, all while soaring towards pitch altitudes last visited during Bush Snr's administration. K. Thayil's pull-off and hammer-on riffing has an all new context, and the catchy, condensed licks are real features of the album (again, recalling BadMotorFinger's greater moments).

While we've heard heavier phrases from the band, there is a synergy here that was never captured on previous releases (and eras). The band are certainly in-step with one another, and it is very easy to take M. Cameron's exquisite and technically astounding drumming for granted. This alone is a new level of greatness for the band. B. Shepherd again, occupies the regions between rhythmic and melodic purpose; visiting the lower registers of his instrument more than I've ever noticed. (Though the trademark tenor-range riffing and runs return where required).

Consistency is where the band lives - we see a real follow-through from the opening to the closing, and we never feel that we're experimenting along with the band (as Superunknown tended to do) - we feel like they have given us the best they have, in the best manner they can give it. And who can ask for anything more?