And the verdict on Carry On:
I like it, but I don't <i>love</i> it. It's definitely grown on me a lot, but Euphoria Morning didn't <i>need</i> to grow on me, I loved that right from the first listen.
I like all the songs except She'll Never Be Your Man and the two bonus tracks. I love the Bond theme; the best since Live And Let Die. Other than that, Arms Around Your Love is the song that has grown on me the most, and Poison Eye was my first favourite. Silence The Voices I like even more now I've heard it live.
Speaking of the live show, well he's still got it hasn't he? His voice is much more consistent than in the old days, and he can hit most if not all of the high notes.
I can live without the Audioslave songs of course, and it's kind of weird seeing them do Soundgarden songs. Personally I'd prefer to see them focus more on his solo work, with just a little history thrown in.
My favourite part of the show, with no disrespect to the other musicians, is when it's just Chris and his guitar. Two hours of that would make my ears very happy.