Say Hello 2 Heaven

Album: Temple Of The Dog (1990)
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  • This song is a tribute to Andrew Wood, lead singer of the Seattle grunge band Mother Love Bone. Wood died of a heroin overdose in 1990, and his band mates Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard joined Chris Cornell and Matt Cameron from Soundgarden to form Temple Of The Dog and release one album in honor of Wood. Cornell wrote the song. >>
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  • Known for his vocal range, Chris Cornell manages an incredible G above male high C during the final chorus in this song. This is his highest officially recorded note. >>
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  • Temple of the Dog got back together for a tour in 2016. Speaking with Rolling Stone at this time, Chris Cornell said: "I don't really remember doing much else after the funeral other than just being swept up in the grief of the moment, but after a couple of weeks I wrote two songs ['Say Hello 2 Heaven' and 'Reach Down'] for Andy. I don't remember recording the demos, but I remember the ideas and writing the lyrics because they were really different and they involved a real person. That wasn't something I'd normally do. I'd normally write a character that was part me and part a fictional character. But these lyrics specifically reflected Andy and my feelings about him. I didn't let anything else in. It was precious."
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  • Brandi from Lawton, Oktop five favorite songs ever...i want it played at my funeral
  • Sara from Austin, Txthis song is amazing. that solo makes me wanna cry. it's just gorgeous!
  • Jonathon from Clermont, FlJust plain awesome!
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