Published Dec 10, 2008As the '90s slowly become the new '80s, Pearl Jam are raiding the vaults and unleashing a deluxe redux of the group's classic piece of grunge nostalgia, 1991's Ten. On March 24, the band will release not one but four different editions of the album via Epic, with pre-orders starting today (December 10) on the Pearl Jam's website.
Along with revamped artwork by bassist Jeff Ament and designer Andy Fischer, each Ten package will come with two versions of the album: a remastered version and a remixed version, courtesy of the group's long-time producer Brendan O'Brien. The O'Brien remix disc features six previously unreleased tracks, including early versions of "Breath" and "State of Love and Trust," "Brother" (with vocals), "Just a Girl," "Evil Little Goat" and "2,000 Mile Blues."
"The band loved the original mix of Ten, but were also interested in what it would sound like if I were to deconstruct and remix it," O'Brien says on the band's website. "The original Ten sound is what millions of people bought, dug and loved, so I was initially hesitant to mess around with that. After years of persistent nudging from the band, I was able to wrap my head around the idea of offering it as a companion piece to the original - giving a fresh take on it, a more direct sound."
Also, depending on the edition of the reissue, fans can get their paws on such goods as a DVD of Pearl Jam's previously unreleased 1992 performance on MTV Unplugged, Ten on double-vinyl, an LP of the band's 1992 Drop in the Park concert, a replica of an Eddie Vedder notebook and, on the $140 U.S. "Super Deluxe Edition," a crystal-clear dub of a three-song Vedder audition cassette with original vocal dubs.
The Ten reissue marks the first release in a two-year campaign leading up to the band's 20th anniversary in 2011. More deluxe Pearl Jam makeovers are expected to follow in the near future.
For a full, detailed list of what's up for grabs on Pearl Jam's Ten reissue, you can click on over to the band's website.
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