Reissues That I’m Probably Going To Buy The Day They Come Out Dept.
From a press release announcing the (gulp) 18-year anniversary reissue of Pearl Jam’s Ten: “In the process of digging through his archives for this project, Ament came across an old cassette marked ‘Momma-Son— the fabled original Pearl Jam demo tape featuring the first recorded versions of ‘Alive,’ ‘Once’ and ‘Footsteps.’… Vedder quickly wrote lyrics, put these vocals to the music tracks and shipped the tape back to Seattle. Upon hearing how Vedder had transformed the songs, Ament, Gossard and McCready asked him to come up to Seattle so they could meet and have an official ‘tryout’ together. Shortly thereafter, Pearl Jam was born. (A replica of the Momma-Son cassette will be included in the Super Deluxe Edition of Ten.)” This is almost as good as when C/Z reissued Deep Six on CD, you guys! [pearljam.com]