Pearl Jam Vs. & Vitalogy Deluxe Reissues

 

Incoming: monster-sized Collector’s
Edition, too….

 

By Blurt
Staff

 

2011 is Pearl
Jam’s 20th anniversary – you may have heard of the Seattle band – so it’s no stretch
to picture the impending arrival of newly restored and expanded editions of Vs. and Vitalogy, the second and third albums from PJ.

 

Hitting
stores on March 29, both will be available in new Expanded Editions (featuring
three bonus tracks on each) or together in a three-disc Deluxe Edition
(featuring the bonus disc Live at the
Orpheum Theater, Boston, April 12, 1994
) and Limited Edition Collector’s
Box Set. A few weeks later, each will also be released in new commemorative
remastered Vinyl Editions in time for Record Store Day 2011 (April 16th).

 

The details (hold on tight, lots
of details…):

 

*The Expanded 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;

– the
previously release cover of Victoria Williams’ “Crazy Mary” featuring
Williams on backing vocals and guitar.

 

*The Expanded 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).

 

*Deluxe Edition CD versionVs. and Vitalogy will be available together in a CD deluxe edition which includes:

–  the Expanded 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 Pearl Jam crew and
has for years been one of the most sought-after recordings among serious
aficionados.

 

*Limited Edition Collector’s Box Set (5
LPs, 4 CDs, 1 Cassette, Digital Download, Composition Notebook,
Memorabilia-filled Envelope). Contents include:

-Expanded
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;

-Exclusive
collector’s cassette featuring live tribute and studio performances from a
number of Pearl Jam’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 Eddie Vedder and
Jeff Ament;

-A
glassine envelope containing a collection of Vs. and Vitalogy– era
memorabilia including beautiful lithographs of each band member, postcards,
posters and much more.

 

*Record Store Day Vinyl Editions
(Remastered)
– Available April 12th

            Vs. 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).

 

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