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Listen to a demo of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun”

on April 16, 2014, 12:35pm

Soundgarden’s most acclaimed album, Superunknown, turned 20 this year, and to officially mark the occasion, the grunge icons giving the LP a deluxe reissue.

Hitting stores June 3rd via A&M/UME, the packages includes previously unreleased demo, rehearsals, and B-sides as well as other bonuses like new artwork by Josh Graham, liner notes from David Fricke, rare photos, and a hardbound book. Options like a two-disc Deluxe Edition and a two-LP gatefold featuring the original 16 tracks remastered on 200-gram vinyl will also be available. Additionally, a Special Edition set of five limited edition 10″ vinyl records is due out for Record Store Day (April 19th).

(Read: Dusting ‘Em Off: Soundgarden – Superunknown)

In anticipation, the label has shared a never-before-released demo of “Black Hole Sun”. While it doesn’t stray too far from the finished product, it’s a less polished and somewhat charming look at the creative process behind the Seattle band’s most recognizable song. Listen in below (via Pitchfork).

Superunknown – Deluxe Edition Tracklist:
CD One – Remastered Album
01. Let Me Drown
02. My Wave
03. Fell on Black Days
04. Mailman
05. Superunknown
06. Head Down
07. Black Hole Sun
08. Spoonman
09. Limo Wreck
10. The Day I Tried to Live
11. Kickstand
12. Fresh Tendrils
13. 4th of July
14. Half
15. Like Suicide
16. She Likes Surprises

CD Two – Demos, Rehearsals, B-Sides & More
01. Let Me Drown (Demo) ^
02. Black Hole Sun (Demo) ^
03. Half (Demo) ^
04. Head Down (Rehearsal) ^
05. Limo Wreck (Rehearsal) ^
06. The Day I Tried to Live (Rehearsal) ^
07. Like Suicide (Acoustic)
08. Black Days III *
09. Birth Ritual (Original Demo Version)
10. Exit Stonehenge
11. Kyle Petty, Son of Richard
12. Jerry Garcia’s Finger
13. Spoonman (Alternate Steve Fisk Remix) ^
14. The Day I Tried to Live (Scott Litt Mix) ^
15. 4th of July (Instrumental) ^
16. Superunknown (Instrumental) ^

Superunknown – Super Deluxe Edition Tracklist:
CD One – Remastered Album
01. Let Me Drown
02. My Wave
03. Fell on Black Days
04. Mailman
05. Superunknown
06. Head Down
07. Black Hole Sun
08. Spoonman
09. Limo Wreck
10. The Day I Tried to Live
11. Kickstand
12. Fresh Tendrils
13. 4th of July
14. Half
15. Like Suicide
16. She Likes Surprises

CD Two – B-Sides & More
01. The Day I Tried to Live (Alternate Mix) ^
02. Spoonman (Alternate Steve Fisk Remix) ^
03. Beyond the Wheel (Live)
04. Fell on Black Days (Live)
05. Birth Ritual (Original Demo Version)
06. Jesus Christ Pose (Live)
07. Like Suicide (Acoustic Version)
08. Kickstand (Live)
09. My Wave (Live)
10. Spoonman (Steve Fisk Remix)
11. Exit Stonehenge
12. Kyle Petty, Son of Richard
13. Black Days III *
14. Ghostmotorfinger **
15. Jerry Garcia’s Finger
16. Fell on Black Days (Video Version)

CD Three – The Demos (unreleased)
01. Let Me Drown (Demo)
02. Fell on Black Days (Demo)
03. Superunknown (Demo)
04. Black Hole Sun (Demo)
05. Spoonman (Demo)
06. Fresh Tendrils (Demo)
07. 4th of July (Demo)
08. Half (Demo)
09. Like Suicide (Demo)

CD Four – The Rehearsals (unreleased)
01. Black Hole Sun (Rehearsal)
02. Bing Bing Goes To Church (Rehearsal)
03. Half (Instrumental)
04. Head Down (Rehearsal)
05. Kyle Petty, Son Of Richard (Rehearsal)
06. Let Me Drown (Rehearsal)
07. Limo Wreck (Rehearsal)
08. My Wave (Rehearsal)
09. Fresh Tendrils (Rehearsal)
10. Like Suicide (Rehearsal)
11. Ruff Riff-Raff (Rehearsal)
12. Spoonman (Rehearsal)
13. The Date I Tried to Leave (Rehearsal)
14. The Day I Tried to Live (Rehearsal)

Disc Five – Blu-Ray Audio 5.1 Mix
01. Let Me Drown (5.1 Mix)
02. My Wave (5.1 Mix)
03. Fell on Black Days (5.1 Mix)
04. Mailman (5.1 Mix)
05. Superunknown (5.1 Mix)
06. Head Down (5.1 Mix)
07. Black Hole Sun (5.1 Mix)
08. Spoonman (5.1 Mix)
09. Limo Wreck (5.1 Mix)
10. The Day I Tried to Live (5.1 Mix)
11. Kickstand (5.1 Mix)
12. Fresh Tendrils (5.1 Mix)
13. 4th of July (5.1 Mix)
14. Half (5.1 Mix)
15. Like Suicide (5.1 Mix)
16. She Likes Surprises (Int’l Vers & Us 12″) (5.1 Mix)

Superunknown: The Singles – Five 10-Inch Vinyl Set
01. Spoonman
Fresh Tendrils
Cold Bitch
Exit Stonehenge

02. The Day I Tried to Live
Like Suicide (Acoustic Version)
Kickstand (Live)
Limo Wreck

03. Black Hole Sun
Jesus Christ Pose (Live)
Beyond the Wheel (Live)
Fell on Black Days (Live)

04. My Wave
Spoonman (Steve Fisk Remix)
Birth Ritual (Original Demo Version)
My Wave (Live)

05. Fell on Black Days
Kyle Petty, Son of Richard
Ghostmotorfinger**
Fell on Black Days (Video Version)
Girl U Want
Black Days III*

* = Originally titled “Fell on Black Days (Demo – Early Version)”
** = Originally titled “Motorcycle Loop (Short Version)”
^ = Previously Unreleased