ten (redux)

On March 24, 2009, Ten was reissued in four editions (Legacy, Deluxe, Vinyl, and Super Deluxe). It is the first reissue in a planned re-release of Pearl Jam’s entire catalogue that will lead up to the band’s 20th anniversary in 2011. The extras on the four editions include a remastering and remix of the entire album by producer Brendan O’Brien, re-designed packaging, six bonus tracks (“Brother”, “Just a Girl”, “Breath and a Scream”, “State of Love and Trust”, “2,000 Mile Blues”, and “Evil Little Goat”), a DVD of the band’s 1992 appearance on MTV Unplugged (including a bonus performance of “Oceans”, which along with “Rockin’ in the Free World” was originally excluded from the broadcast version), vinyl versions of the album, an LP of the band’s September 20, 1992 concert at Magnuson Park in Seattle (also known as Drop in the Park), a replica of the original Mamasan demo cassette, and a replica of Vedder’s composition notebook containing personal notes and mementos.

Regarding his remix of the album, O’Brien stated, “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…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.”

  • Stat of Love and Trust [Demo]
  • Breath and a Scream [Demo]
  • Evil Little Goat
  • 2000 Mile Blues
  • Brother
  • Just a Girl [Demo]

    5 Responses to ten (redux)

    1. Chuck says:

      Speaking of “redeux,” it is said that the version of “Alive” from the US/Brazil/European single has a different guitar solo than the version found on Ten. Is this true? I listened to both of them back-to-back repeatedly and I don’t notice a difference.

      • Dazzler says:

        The first release of Alive with Once and Wash as the B-Sides is the original recording of Alive with a different solo. I heard it was going to be on the redux edition, but it isn’t on the UK version that i have.
        This solo was later re-recorded with Mike McCready and Tim burton only, and mike nailed the solo for the version that we all know. Gremmie should make this version available and share this.

    2. pluton3 says:

      I.m good, sorry my bad english . Download track Brother – sanks 🙂

    3. drew says:

      about to have my first listen….played ten so much in 1992 the casset had no white lettering left on it…..i think it was needed to have a side 1 and side 2 to get a little breather on this amazing album! non-stop CD flow might kill you with this epic!

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