Pearl Jam Releases Details On Anniversary Box Sets

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[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Pearl Jam[/lastfm] continues to celebrate its 20th anniversary in grand style. The band will release four newly restored and expanded editions of its second and third albums, Vs. and Vitalogy. Unreleased songs, studio outtakes and demos are scattered throughout both releases, including a guitar/organ mix of “Betterman,” and alternate take of “Corduroy,” and an unreleased demo of “Nothingman.”

The various versions include the Definitive Legacy Editions (CD and Digital), Deluxe Edition (3 CDs or Digital Download Bundle at Various Digital Service Providers), Limited Edition Collector’s Boxed Set (5 LPs, 4 CDs, 1 Cassette, Digital Download, Composition Notebook, Memorabilia-filled Envelope), and Record Store Day Vinyl Editions (LP).

Epic Records and Legacy Recordings celebrate [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Pearl Jam[/lastfm]‘s 20th anniversary with the release of newly restored and expanded editions of Vs. and Vitalogy.

Vs. and Vitalogy will each be available in Definitive Legacy Editions, Deluxe Editions and together in a Limited Edition Collector’s Boxed Set on Tuesday, March 29th. Each album will also be released in new commemorative, vinyl editions on April 12th in time for Record Store Day 2011 (April 16th).

Pre-orders for the Vs. and Vitalogy Limited Edition Collector’s Boxed Set begin today at www.PearlJam.com.

Details on the new Reissue Formats of Vs. and Vitalogy are as follows:

1. Definitive Legacy Editions (CD and Digital) The definitive Legacy editions of Vs. and Vitalogy — including the original studio albums, newly remastered, along with album-era bonus tracks — will each be available on CD and digital formats:
• The definitive Legacy edition of Vs. includes three bonus tracks recorded by Brendan O’Brien at The Site studio during the Vs. sessions:

-   a previously unreleased acoustic version of “Hold On”;

- “Cready Stomp” – a previously unreleased studio outtake;

-  and the band’s cover of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Victoria William[/lastfm]s’ “Crazy Mary” featuring Williams on backing vocals and guitar.

• The definitive Legacy edition of Vitalogy includes three bonus tracks:

- the previously unreleased guitar/organ-only mix of “Betterman”;

- a previously unreleased alternate take of “Corduroy” from the Vitalogy session (recorded by Brendan O’Brien);

- a previously unreleased demo version of “Nothingman,” taken from the original DAT (recorded at John and Stu’s in Seattle on October 14, 1993, featuring Richard Stuverud on drums).

2. Deluxe Edition (3 CDs or Digital Download Bundle at Various Digital Service Providers)

• Deluxe Edition CD version – Vs. and Vitalogy will be available together in a CD deluxe edition which includes:

- the Legacy edition of each album;

- a copy of Live at the Orpheum Theater, Boston, April 12, 1994. A special performance recorded at the tail end of the mythic Vs. tour, Live at the Orpheum Theater showcases a dream setlist created especially by the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Pearl Jam[/lastfm] crew and has for years been one of the most sought-after recordings among serious aficionados.

3. Limited Edition Collector’s Boxed Set (5 LPs, 4 CDs, 1 Cassette, Digital Download, Composition Notebook, Memorabilia-filled Envelope)

Vs. and Vitalogy will be available together in a limited edition collector’s boxed set that includes 59 unique [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Pearl Jam [/lastfm] performances on four CDs, five LPs and one cassette in addition to a number of guest artist performances. The Limited Edition Boxed set is only available for sale at pearljam.com.
Contents include:
• Definitive Legacy editions of Vs. and Vitalogy remastered with bonus tracks on CD;

• Remastered vinyl editions of Vs. (single LP) and Vitalogy (double LP);

• Double vinyl LP and CD of Live at the Orpheum Theater, Boston, April 12, 1994 plus an exclusive digital download of the concert.  A special performance recorded at the tail end of the mythic Vs. tour, Live at the Orpheum Theater showcases a dream setlist created especially by the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Pearl Jam[/lastfm] crew and has for years been one of the most sought-after recordings among serious aficionados;

• Exclusive collector’s cassette featuring live tribute and studio performances from a number of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Pearl Jam[/lastfm]‘s fellow artist friends. Broadcast on January 8, 1995, this recording is part of the legendary Monkeywrench/Self-Pollution Radio series produced by the band;

• 80-page composition book filled with photos, drawings and artwork by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Eddie Vedder[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jeff Amen[/lastfm]t;

• A glassine envelope containing a collection of Vs. and Vitalogy- era memorabilia including beautiful lithographs of each band member, postcards, posters and much more.
4. Record Store Day Vinyl Editions (LP) – Available April 12thVs. and Vitalogy will be available at independent record retailers in new commemorative, vinyl editions on April 12th in time for Record Store Day 2011 (April 16th).
• Vs. (single LP) and Vitalogy (double LP) – both remastered

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