Pearl Jam to reissue debut album ‘Ten’

‘Ten’, the debut album that sold 12 million copies and introduced the world to Pearl Jam in 1991, will be reissued in four expanded editions. Pre-orders of the Super Deluxe Edition begin today, December 10 2008, through the band’s Ten Club, with all four editions available in shops March 23 2009.

The re-issue is the beginning of a planned two-year catalogue re-release campaign leading up to the band’s twentieth anniversary in 2011.

Each ‘Ten’ package will include 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).

Additional extras include:

– Remaster of original ‘Ten’ album & remix by producer Brendan O’Brien
– DVD of previously unreleased 1992 Pearl Jam MTV Unplugged performance with 5.1 surround sound audio remix
– LP of the band’s 1992 ‘Drop in the Park’ concert
– Replica of Pearl Jam three-song demo cassette with Eddie Vedder’s original vocal dubs
– Bonus tracks including ‘Brother’, ‘Just a Girl’, ‘State of Love and Trust’, ‘Breath and a Scream’, ‘2,000 Mile Blues’ and ‘Evil Little Goat’
– Replica Eddie Vedder composition notebook filled with personal notes and images from the collections of Vedder and Jeff Ament

“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,” said producer Brendan O’Brien. “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.”

Pearl Jam released ‘Ten’ on August 27 1991. The album reached no. 2 on the US album chart, sold 12 million copies, led by songs such as ‘Alive,’ ‘Black,’ ‘Even Flow’ and ‘Jeremy’.

Here, courtesy of We7, is the album version of classic Pearl Jam track, ‘Alive’.

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