(2014) Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path

Soundgarden

... read moreMere months after Superunknown received an extravagant super deluxe box came Echo of Miles: Scattered Across the Path, a triple-disc collection of rarities from Soundgarden's prime. Divided into three thematic sets -- "Originals," containing stray songs and B-sides; "Covers," including B-sides, Peel...

03:06′:48″ 44 Songs

Disk 1

2
Soundgarden
Toy Box
5:40
3
Soundgarden
Heretic
3:48
4
Soundgarden
Fresh Deadly Roses
4:51
6
Soundgarden
Cold Bitch
5:01
7
Soundgarden
Show Me
2:47
8
Soundgarden
She's A Politician
1:45
9
Soundgarden
Birth Ritual
6:05
10
Soundgarden
She Likes Surprises
3:20
11
Soundgarden
Kyle Petty, Son Of Richard
4:06
12
Soundgarden
Exit Stonehenge
1:19
14
Soundgarden
Bleed Together
3:54
15
Soundgarden
Black Rain
5:24
16
Soundgarden
Live To Rise
4:40
17
Soundgarden
Kristi
5:32
18
Soundgarden
Storm
5:24

Disk 2

2
Soundgarden
Smokestack Lightnin’
5:08
3
Soundgarden
Everybody's Got Something To Hide (Except Me And My Monkey) (John Peel Bbc Sessions)
2:28
4
Soundgarden
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
5:04
5
Soundgarden
Come Together
5:51
6
Soundgarden
Stray Cat Blues
4:39
7
Soundgarden
Into The Void (Sealth)
6:36
8
Soundgarden
Girl U Want
3:29
9
Soundgarden
Touch Me
2:50
10
Soundgarden
Can You See Me? (Friday Rock Show Bbc Sessions)
2:40
11
Soundgarden
Homicidal Suicidal (Friday Rock Show Bbc Sessions)
4:26
12
Soundgarden
I Can't Give You Anything (Friday Rock Show Bbc Sessions)
2:14
13
Soundgarden
I Don't Care About You (Friday Rock Show Bbc Sessions)
1:53
14
Soundgarden
Waiting For The Sun (Live)
4:27
15
Soundgarden
Search And Destroy (Live)
3:10
16
Soundgarden
Big Bottom (Live)
4:53
17
Soundgarden
Earache My Eye (Live)
5:47

Disk 3

1
Soundgarden
Twin Tower
3:21
2
Soundgarden
Jerry Garcia's Finger
3:26
3
Soundgarden
Ghostmotorfinger
1:33
4
Soundgarden
Night Surf
5:23
5
Soundgarden
A Splice Of Space Jam
4:03
6
Soundgarden
The Telephantasm
2:56
7
Soundgarden
Black Days Iii
4:03
8
Soundgarden
Karaoke
6:01
10
Soundgarden
Big Dumb Sex (Dub Version)
6:10
11
Soundgarden
Spoonman (Steve Fisk Remix)
6:55
12
Soundgarden
Rhinosaur (The Straw That Broke The Rhino’S Back Remix)
3:43
13
Soundgarden
Dusty (Moby Remix)
5:08
14
Soundgarden
The Telephantasm (Resurrection Remix)
4:55
Released 24 November 2014, This Compilation ℗ 2014 A&M Records

Review

Mere months after Superunknown received an extravagant super deluxe box came Echo of Miles: Scattered Across the Path, a triple-disc collection of rarities from Soundgarden's prime. Divided into three thematic sets -- "Originals," containing stray songs and B-sides; "Covers," including B-sides, Peel Sessions, various live performances, and, strangely, things that popped up on Ultramega OK, and "Oddities," which contains more B-sides, remixes, and previously unreleased cuts -- Echo of Miles nevertheless plays like a clearinghouse, where it's imperative that the listener sorts out the gems from the dross. It is worth taking time to find the keepers, many of which do arrive on the first disc where the band not only indulge in thick, crawling sludge but don't hide their perverse sense of humor, a trait they often suppressed on their full-length records. That's one of the nice things about Echo of Miles: like many rarities collections, it gets to the heart of the group's character through its mess, through how it sets their impishness alongside their muscle. Originals is the best of the batch, particularly in how it illustrates their growth from malicious underground rockers into arena titans, but Covers has many of the same strengths: this is a band that pummeled funk into a paste ("Thank You [Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin]), tapped into the Satanic strut of the Stones' "Stray Cat Blues," tightened up "Search and Destroy," and then played "Big Bottom" and "Earache My Eye" without a smirk. If Oddities slows a bit -- the remixes in the back half meander and a lot of the earlier cuts are either instrumental or unformed (or sometimes both) -- the ragged ends nevertheless capture the restlessness that made Soundgarden a continually fascinating band. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine