Legacy Recordings Celebrates the Eagerly-Awaited Reissue of 'Ten,' the Ground-Breaking Debut Album From Pearl Jam, With Four Special Edition Packages. Multi-Dimensional Campaign Includes Exclusives With Amazon.com & Verizon and the Release of a 'Ten'/Down
Sony Columbia Records - 01/30/2009
Legacy Recordings is celebrating 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 will release 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, AC/DC, Audioslave).
The new editions will 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).
January 12, 2009 marked the launch of Amazon.com's official Pearl Jam artist store where fans who pre-order the Deluxe or Collector's Editions of "Ten" will receive a free, Amazon exclusive MP3 from the album: the song "Once," recorded live 10/6/91 at the Palladium in LA, mixed by Brendan O'Brien and previously unreleased in any form. Amazon will also feature other exclusive content from Pearl Jam and "Ten" on its online Pearl Jam store.
On January 8, 2009, Verizon announced that V CAST Music with Rhapsody from Verizon Wireless would be the first digital music service to deliver the highly-anticipated re-master of Pearl Jam's "Ten," overseen by acclaimed producer Brendan O'Brien. "Ten Weeks of Ten" will bring a full-track song from the new, digitally re-mastered album to V CAST Music with Rhapsody each week beginning Jan 13. "Once" will be the first song from "Ten" available for download and purchase, followed in subsequent weeks by "Even Flow," "Alive" and the remainder of the album, including two additional tracks during the final week. Fans can check out the "What's New" and "Features" section of V CAST Music on their handsets each Tuesday to find out which exclusive Pearl Jam song is available that week.
On December 15, 2008, Harmonix, the world's premier music video game development company, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA)(NYSE: VIA.B), confirmed that "Ten," the debut album that sold 12 million copies and introduced the world to Pearl Jam in 1991, would be offered for download in the Rock Band Music Store day-and-date with the re-issue of the album in stores on March 24, 2009.
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).
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