Thanks to Frank Sykes for tweeting his Christmas presents, because we completely dropped the ball on this huge 2013 story. It seems in October, while we were cavorting around trying to catch Pearl Jam live in the South, Music On Vinyl reissued Temple of the Dog, the pre-Pearl Jam collaboration between members of Soundgarden and Mookie Blaylock. For those of you hoping for a purple vinyl, we are sorry, but the 5000 numbered copies have sold out and the reissues is only available in black. Amazon's got the lead for you.
It's available as a 2 (180 gram) LP pack with an etching on the 4th side.
Temple Of The Dog was essentially a side project of Soundgarden's Chris Cornell & Matt Cameron, Mother Love Bone's Stone Gossard & Jeff Ament and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. Without pressure from a record label, the collaboration resulted in a beautiful album dedicated to the memory of Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood.
Official vinyl releases of Temple Of The Dog have been in short supply. To celebrate its official reissue we're giving it a 2LP treatment for best audio, with an etch on the D-side. First pressing is a limited run on purple vinyl. Get it while they last!If you want to have a look at the etching, you can catch it on this YouTube video.