Published Nov 20, 2014Soundgarden are getting to celebrate their grungy career via the upcoming three-disc, 50-song Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path rarities compilation, but there's even more back catalogue saluting in the works apparently. According to guitarist Kim Thayil, the band have plans to reissue their 1988 album, Ultramega OK.
Though details behind the release are still developing, Thayil revealed to The Pulse of Radio [via Blabbermouth] that he and producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Mudhoney) have already put time into remixing the late '80s effort, giving the album an apparently much-needed sonic makeover.
"Last year, Jack Endino and I spent a number of weeks remixing Ultramega OK and we're gonna search for a label — it's no longer on SST — and put it out with a beautiful, heavier, warmer mix from Jack Endino, which is something we always felt we had to correct about that release."
It's unclear when Soundgarden expect to deliver the tweaked-up edition of Ultramega OK, the band's only album for SST Records.
The reissue follows recent revamps of the band's classic Superunknown album, the Screaming Life/Fopp EPs, and the forthcoming Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path. The latter arrives in a three-disc package November 25 via A&M, filled with B-sides, cover songs and other rarities.
Soundgarden have already shared a few tracks off Echo of Miles recently, and today (November 20) the band delivered previously unreleased track "Kristi," recorded during the sessions for the band's Down on the Upside LP. You'll find the doomy, mid-'90s number down below.