Legacy Recordings celebrated its monumental re-issue of Ten
, the breakthrough debut album from Pearl Jam
, with a multi-dimensional campaign designed to surprise and delight the band's long-time fans while awakening a whole new generation to one of rock's iconic all-time classic collections.
"The original release of Ten
in 1991 helped open the door on a new rock era while establishing Pearl Jam as one of the most potent and influential bands in the world," said John Ingrassia, President, Commercial Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment. "Legacy Recordings is pleased to be working with Amazon, Verizon, and MTV/Harmonix in providing innovative new venues for this superbly remastered edition of Ten
, a classic album that continues to give voice to the heart and soul of young America."
On Tuesday, March 24, Legacy released four special edition packages of Ten
, each of them featuring two versions of the album: the remastered version of the original album PLUS an accompanying remixed version done by the band's long-time producer, Brendan O'Brien (Bruce Springsteen
The new editions include:
-Legacy Edition (a 2-disc set in a mini-LP style slipcase featuring six bonus tracks: "Brother," "Just A Girl," "State of Love and Trust," "Breath and a Scream," "2,000 Mile Blues" and "Evil Little Goat");
-Deluxe Edition (a 2-disc set plus the long-awaited first-ever release of Pearl Jam's mythic 1992 MTV Unplugged
concert including never-before-seen bonus performance of "Oceans" with a 5.1 Surround Sound audio remix);
-Vinyl Collection (two 12" LPs of the original Ten
tracklisting remastered for vinyl including the new Brendan O'Brien remix);
-Super Deluxe Edition (a 2-disc set plus DVD, 4 LPs including 1992's "Live at Magnuson Park" mixed by Brendan O'Brien, a cassette replica of the legendary "Momma-Son" demos of "Alive," "Once" and "Footsteps" and an Eddie Vedder
-style composition notebook filled with replica personal notes, images and mementos from the collections of Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament, a vellum envelope with replicated era-specific ephemera from Pearl Jam's early work and a two-sided print commemorating the Drop in the Park concert).
The entire album was simultaneously released by Harmonix, the world's premier music video game development company, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), as downloadable content for the hit game Rock Band. In addition to the track "Alive" which is already available on the Rock Band 2 game disc, the Pearl Jam Ten
download pack will include the additional 10 songs from the album: "Once," "Even Flow," "Why Go," "Black," "Jeremy," "Oceans," "Porch," "Garden," "Deep," and "Release."
Pearl Jam first released Ten
on August 27, 1991. The album reached #2 on the Billboard 200 chart, sold over 12 million copies and became one of the cultural touchstones of the 1990s. Songs such as "Alive," "Black," "Even Flow" and Jeremy became staples of rock radio, and still make frequent appearances on the band's ever-changing concert setlists. The album was produced by Rick Parasher. Pearl Jam's 1991 lineup was Jeff Ament (bass), Stone Gossard (guitar), Dave Krusen (drums), Mike McCready (guitar) and Eddie Vedder (vocals/guitar).