Mad Season with Chris Cornell & The Seattle Symphony Ochestra

“River of Deceit

(Benaroya Hall, 2015)

Absolutely haunting to hear Chris Cornell bring Layne Staley back to life for a few moments like no one else can. Temple of The Dog is what probably comes to mind for many, but Mad Season (who included representatives from Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and Screaming Trees) was arguably the more interesting “Seattle supergroup of the 90’s”. In the same vein of what made the Alice in Chains EP’s (Sap, Jar of Flies) so compelling, Mad Season was an outlet that allowed us to see how versatile Layne Staley’s talent truly was. All that said, there’s no other singer in the world who could come close to giving justice to this song besides Chris Cornell.

[Mike McCready – Guitar Barret Martin – Drums Duff McKagan – Bass. Chris Cornell – Vocals]