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NEW/OLD Pearl Jam coming!

PEARL JAM fans rejoice!!!

I just heard the 'new' song Brother!

It's not really new, it's a leftover song from the recording sessions of TEN.

Even though it's been 17 years... Yes, 17 years since Ten came out...

I can't believe there is still stuff that we haven't heard!

A version of the song was released on Lost Dogs...

Mike said in the liner notes that " This song caused a argument between Jeff and Stone back in the day. I put guitars all over it cause Ed asked me to"

Jeff said " I frickeng loved this riff in 1991... In fact, when Stone said he was over it and didn't want to play it anymore,I nearly quit the band (what a baby I was)"

We'll have the new version in a couple of weeks...

Brother is being released in conjunction with the re-release of TEN!

Here are the details from the press release:

THE REISSUE OF PEARL JAM'S DEBUT ALBUM, TEN:

FOUR SPECIAL EDITION PACKAGES IN STORES MARCH 24, 2009

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PRE-SALE OF SUPER DELUXE EDITION BEGINS TODAY AT PEARLJAM.COM

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Album extras found across the four editions of Ten include:

Remaster of original Ten album + remix by producer Brendan O’Brien  •Â

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 • Recreation of Eddie Vedder composition notebook  • Never before seen memorabilia  • Bonus tracks and more.

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.

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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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REPLICA OF PEARL JAM THREE-SONG DEMO CASSETTE IN SUPER DELUXE EDITION

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.” Ament and guitarists Stone Gossard and Mike McCready had recorded instrumental tracks of these songs to help solicit a singer for their newly formed band. Mutual friend - and then Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer - Jack Irons suggested they send the tape down to San Diego surfer and little-known singer Eddie Vedder.

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Completely inspired by what he heard from these musicians that he then only knew by name, 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.)

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Jeff Ament describes the experience of re-visiting that tape with singer Eddie Vedder:

“I think the first time that Ed or I had opened any of those boxes was a few weeks ago. I knew that the original ‘Momma-Son’ cassette was somewhere, but I hadn’t listened to it in 17, 18, 19 years. It was cool to sit down and play it for the first time with Ed and see his reaction. And to find that 90% of it stayed exactly the same as what ended up on the record. A lot of elements were identical. There was some energy flying around at that point even from 1,300 miles away from Seattle to San Diego.”

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THE FOUR EDITIONS OF TEN: ALBUM EXTRAS PER PACKAGE

1.     Legacy Edition (2-disc set in mini-LP style slipcase):

·        Disc 1: original Ten tracklisting digitally remastered (original mix)

·        Disc 2: original Ten tracklisting digitally remastered and remixed by Brendan O’Brien, plus six bonus tracks: “Brother,” “Just a Girl,” “State of Love and Trust,” “Breath and a Scream,” “2,000 Mile Blues” and “Evil Little Goat”

·        Re-designed packaging

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2.  Deluxe Edition (2-disc set plus DVD specially designed hardbound package):

·        Disc 1: original Ten tracklisting digitally remastered (original mix)

·        Disc 2: original Ten tracklisting digitally remastered and remixed by Brendan O’Brien, plus six bonus tracks: “Brother,” “Just a Girl,” “State of Love and Trust,” “Breath and a Scream,” “2,000 Mile Blues” and “Evil Little Goat”

·        DVD of Pearl Jam’s previously unreleased 1992 MTV Unplugged performance including never before seen bonus performance of “Oceans” with 5.1 surround sound audio remix

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3.  Vinyl Collection (2-LP set)

·           LP 1: original Ten tracklisting remastered for vinyl

·           LP 2: original Ten tracklisting remastered for vinyl and remixed by Brendan O’Brien

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4.  Super Deluxe Edition (2-disc set plus DVD, 4 LPs and replica cassette in linen-covered, slip-cased clamshell box):

·           Disc 1: original Ten tracklisting digitally remastered (original mix)

·           Disc 2: original Ten tracklisting digitally remastered and remixed by Brendan O’Brien, plus six bonus tracks: “Brother,” “Just a Girl,” “State of Love and Trust,” “Breath and a Scream,” “2,000 Mile Blues” and “Evil Little Goat”

·           DVD of Pearl Jam’s previously unreleased 1992 MTV Unplugged performance including never before seen bonus performance of “Oceans” with 5.1 surround sound audio remix

·           LP 1: original Ten tracklisting remastered for vinyl

·           LP 2: original Ten tracklisting remastered for vinyl and remixed by Brendan O’Brien

·           LP 3 & 4: Drop in the Park – Live at Magnuson Park in Seattle on September 20, 1992 (audio mixed by Brendan O’Brien)

·           Cassette: replica of original “Momma-Son” Pearl Jam demo cassette featuring “Alive,” “Once” and “Footsteps”

·           Package also includes 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.

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Thanks to Stephanie for her question...

Yes, we'll be playing it, when we get it!!! and,

YES this new, finished version HAS LYRICS!!!

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