According to The Pulse Of Radio
, a new mini-documentary has surfaced online about the upcoming reissue of "Above"
, the lone album from mid-'90s grunge supergroup MAD SEASON
. The short clip chronicles what went into the decision by guitarist Mike McCready
and drummer Barrett Martin
to reissue the disc and complete the recording of several unfinished tracks that were meant for an abandoned second effort. "Above"
was released in 1995 and certified gold for sales of half a million copies. It yielded two Top 20 rock singles, "River Of Deceit"
and "I Don't Know Anything"
. The group officially dissolved in 1999 following the death of bassist John Baker Saunders
, while lead singer Layne Staley
of ALICE IN CHAINS
died three years later in 2002.McCready
told The Pulse Of Radio
that revisiting the album has been a bittersweet experience. "It's been a lot of mixed emotions," he said. "That was a record I couldn't listen to for a really long time, just because of Layne
both dying, and the darkness that had kind of followed that record. I'm very proud of it, and a lot of fans have come up to me and said that it's their favorite record and it's made a difference in their lives, so that made me kind of happy to know that it did that."
The reissue, due out April 2, will contain the original album, an unreleased track called "Locomotive"
, a remix, and three songs written and sung by Mark Lanegan
that were originally intended for the band's sophomore album.
The second disc offers a recording of their final show ever at Seattle's Moore Theatre, while the accompanying video is featured on DVD alongside a New Year's Eve performance in Seattle and a couple of radio appearances.McCready
's other band, PEARL JAM
, is currently working on a new album and had booked a handful of dates this summer, including a show at Chicago's Wrigley Field.