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Vinyl + Audio CD | LP (12" album, 33 rpm), Remastered
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Ten, the debut album that sold 12 million copies and introduced the world to Pearl Jam in 1991, will be reissued on March 24, 2009. The reissue of Ten serves as the launch of a planned two-year catalogue re-release campaign leading up to the band's 20th 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).
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This is the pinnacle Pearl Jam album for me since I grew up in the 90s and was introduced to them when the sons Even Flow, Alive and Jeremy were playing on the radio and MTV. This album also brought greater awareness to the exploding Seattle scene which blew Glam Rock and Hair Metal out of the water. I love this album from front to back and listen to it without skipping a track. Not many albums do that for me but this one does.
Ten has plenty of great songs. The three singles that get a lot of airtime on rock radio stations are probably the three that you're familiar with- Alive, Jeremy, and Even Flow. They're a great choice for singles, and are, in my opinion, some of the strongest songs on there. Even Flow is probably my favorite, partially because of how melodic it is. You can barely understand what Eddie Vedder is singing because of that. I also liked how Release ended. All of the songs either recount real events that have happened to Vedder (such as Alive being about finding out that his father was actually his step-father) or are typically misleading and full of deeper meanings. They all are kind of bleak, but that's what grunge is about.
A little thing that I liked about the CD was that the booklet that usually has song lyrics, pictures, and all of that copyright info wasn't actually a booklet. It was an ingenious piece of paper folded up that looks more like a poster. It's fun seeing the ingeniousness of people.
Pearl Jam definitely has a sound all its own. The band sounds very different from most of the other bands you have ever heard, even grunge bands like Nirvana or Alice in Chains. It is this difference that makes Pearl Jam stand out. It seems to be more about having multiple guitars come together and create an orchestra of sound rather than just a couple guys sitting down together and playing whatever and screaming into the microphone. Yes, you have that, but it's more refined. It's more beautiful. That is probably why Pearl Jam was able to create music for twenty years, and was able to keep up with the times. But the beauty and talent of Pearl Jam is best captured on their debut album, Ten.
(Also recommend VS on vinyl!)