Reissues That I’m Probably Going To Buy The Day They Come Out Dept.

Dec 10th, 2008 // 10 Comments

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]

  1. Al Shipley

    Looking forward to the Brendan O’Brien version of the album…the 3 tracks he remixed for Rearviewmirror sounded really good and the production has always been one of the things that made this my least favorite of their first few albums.

  2. Lucas Jensen

    @Al Shipley: Yeah, but, man, I don’t like Brendan O’Brien that much.

    Also, this record cover. Wow! What a terrible album cover. I don’t think I noticed until now.

  3. Al Shipley

    @Lucas Jensen: I don’t really feel strongly about BO’B one way or the other, but he certainly got a better sound out of PJ than Rick Parashar (although Parashar’s production was well suited to the Temple Of The Dog album).

  4. NeverEnough

    EIGHTEEN YEARS??!! Holy hell…

  5. Ned Raggett

    Basically it just means incoming college freshman have never known a time when Kurt and Tupac weren’t dead.

  6. Chris N.

    When I read that press release, I JIZZED IN MY PANTS.

  7. Audif Jackson Winters III

    @Lucas Jensen: High five, dudes!

  8. TimmyGUNZ

    I’m surprised that the Ultra Mega Super Deluxe Version is only like $140. I expected it to cost a lot more.

  9. King of Pants

    That is exactly half my life ago.

  10. Anonymous

    It’s kind of lame to “remix” the album with O’Brien(he’s really above this. Why not put out the live from The Fox show in Atlanta that was broadcast on the radio and bootlegged to death. He mixed the sound for that.) Let’s be honest, Andrew Wood must have had say in the songs from “Ten”. They haven’t put out anything close to being this good since.

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