Published Jul 01, 2016Coming off of Third Man Records' recent repressing of a trio of Melvins records, Jack White's label has announced a partnership with another set of Seattle greats: Pearl Jam. The imprint has announced that its next Vault release showcases the band's recent live performance at the Third Man facility in Nashville.
Pearl Jam performed a set at Third Man's noted Blue Room last month, ahead of their performance at Bonnaroo. While the night kicked off with a cover of Pink Floyd's spacey "Interstellar Overdrive," the 10-song performance also included run-throughs of cuts like Ten's "Deep," Vitalogy's "Corduroy," and "Let Me Sleep," a song first delivered through the group's Ten Club 7-inch series in 1991.
Jack White even joined the band onstage to play "Of the Earth," with a press release noting that he and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready entered into a lengthy guitar solo battle. This was all recorded direct-to-acetate and is being preserved in the Vault box on a black and gold-coloured 12-inch.
The box also features "an arresting, solo acoustic song" from Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder, which was tracked within Third Man's Voice-O-Graph recording booth. The 7-inch arrives on clear wax.
Beyond the records, the Vault package also comes with a 3-inch circular patch and a pin that both mash up Pearl Jam's current band logo and the familiar Third Man logo. Also included will be a 9x6 hardcover book full of photographer Jamie Goodsell's snaps from the night, described here as a chance to "look behind the curtain, both into Pearl Jam and Third Man's worlds on a special night for both parties."
You can find out more info about Pearl Jam's Vault box over here, while a 30-second clip of the band performing "Of the Earth" can be found below.