'Singles' Soundtrack Reissue to Contain Grunge-Era Rarities

Bonus disc to feature previously unreleased music by Chris Cornell, Paul Westerberg, Mudhoney and Pearl Jam's Mike McCready

A deluxe edition of the 'Singles' soundtrack will feature rare music by Alice in Chains (pictured), Chris Cornell, Paul Westerberg, Mudhoney and Pearl Jam members. Credit: Lance Mercer

A new, two-disc deluxe edition of the soundtrack to Singles – Cameron Crowe's look at Generation X living in early Nineties Seattle – will feature previously unreleased songs by Mudhoney, Chris Cornell, Paul Westerberg and Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, among others. The album is set for release on May 19th.

"The album itself was always designed to be sort of an anti-soundtrack, more like a souvenir and a simple mix-tape of some of Seattle's finest," Crowe said in a statement. "It really is and was a tribute to those hard-working bands that welcomed me to their city with open arms, and the music so many still love so much. Anyway, here we are now revisiting Singles, the film, as well as the soundtrack … expanded with a special tip of the hat to the fans of the original release. Included are unreleased and raw elements that helped shape the experience of making the movie back in 1991. Hope you enjoy the trip back as much as I did – viva Seattle!"

The release, which will be available digitally, as well as a two-CD and two-LP set, features a bonus disc of previously unreleased songs and other rarities, including songs heard in the film but not on the original 13-track release. The vinyl edition will feature all of the original music and include a CD of the bonus disc.

The rarities include Cornell's 1992 EP, Poncier (named after Matt Dillon's character in the movie, Cliff Poncier), which features an early version of "Spoonman." For the first time on CD, it will also include "Touch Me I'm Dick," the song by the movie's fictional grunge band Citizen Dick that included Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament backing "frontman" Dillon. (The song is a snarky take on Mudhoney's "Touch Me, I'm Sick.")

The set will also feature new liner notes and a track-by-track breakdown of its songs by Crowe.

The original album, which came out in June 1992, became a smash hit, selling more than 2 million copies, thanks to several songs that made their debut on the record, including Alice in Chains' "Would?" and Pearl Jam's "Breath" and "State of Love and Trust." It's also notable for featuring Westerberg's first post-Replacements recordings and a cover of Led Zeppelin's "The Battle of Evermore" by a side project of Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson called the Lovemongers.

Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Deluxe Edition Track List

Disc One

1. Alice in Chains – "Would?"
2. Pearl Jam – "Breath"
3. Chris Cornell – "Seasons"
4. Paul Westerberg – "Dyslexic Heart"
5. The Lovemongers – "Battle of Evermore'
6. Mother Love Bone – "Chloe Dancer"/"Crown of Thorns"
7. Soundgarden – "Birth Ritual"
8. Pearl Jam – "State of Love and Trust"
9. Mudhoney- "Overblown"
10. Paul Westerberg – "Waiting for Somebody"
11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – "May This Be Love"
12. Screaming Trees – "Nearly Lost You"
13. Smashing Pumpkins – "Drown"

Disc Two

1. Citizen Dick – "Touch Me I'm Dick" (first time on CD)
2. Chris Cornell – "Nowhere but You" (Poncier)
3. Chris Cornell – "Spoon Man" (Poncier)
4. Chris Cornell – "Flutter Girl" (Poncier)
5. Chris Cornell – "Missing" (Poncier) (first time on CD)
6. Alice In Chains – "Would?" (live) – (first time on CD)
7. Alice In Chains – "It Ain't Like That" (live) – (first time on CD)
8. Soundgarden – "Birth Ritual" (live) – (first time on CD)
9. Paul Westerberg – "Dyslexic Heart" (acoustic) – (first time on CD)
10. Paul Westerberg – "Waiting for Somebody" (score acoustic) – (previously unreleased)
11. Mudhoney – "Overblown" (demo) – (previously unreleased)
12. Truly – "Heart and Lungs"
13. Blood Circus – "Six Foot Under"
4. Mike McCready – "Singles Blues 1" (previously unreleased)
15. Paul Westerberg – "Blue Heart" (previously unreleased)
16. Paul Westerberg – "Lost in Emily's Words" (previously unreleased)
17. Chris Cornell – "Ferry Boat #3" (previously unreleased)
18. Chris Cornell – "Score Piece #4" (previously unreleased)