July 4, 2012

Critics Praise Songbook in Europe

Chris Cornell's solo acoustic Songbook tour has been gathering rave reviews from across Europe. Here's a selection from Ireland and the UK:

“Cornell has perhaps the best voice of his generation. Tonight, relatively naked, it's the star of the show…its richness and power fill this West End venue.” – Tom Bryant, Kerrang

“Power-house rock hits…reworked with new majesty and sentiment.His vocal was at its best, full-bodied with soul, and with phrasing to send envy around the Rat Pack.” – Kirstin Lynn, STV

“Showcasing the full range of his immaculate voice alongside songwriting skills which have an unwavering ability to inspire emotion.” – Sadie Walton, Stereoboard

“One of the best voices in rock and perhaps one of the most underrated canons of work in music.” – Jon Bye, Gigwise

“Little to dilute the potency of Cornell's material…an adoring audience was entranced.”  – Killian Barry, Entertainment.ie

“An amazing mix of solo songs, hits from his various bands and the most jaw-dropping covers imaginable…his unique voice held the entire room in rapture.” – Brian McIver, Scottish Sunday Mail

“One of the finest displays of acoustic musicianship I have ever seen…Chris Cornell has managed to firmly establish himself as one of the finest voices in music, irrespective of the genre or venue” – Toni Woodward, Birmingham Live

“Chris' vocal range is as expansive as ever, his guitar skills are top notch…a great show of mind blowing tunes by a true modern day musical legend.” – Danielle Millea, Egigs

The tour continues until July 17.