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 Parkin on September 20, 1992 (audio mixed by Brendan O'Brien) Seattle
· 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.
Funny that there's no mention of price for this last item. Any guesses? Either way, Pearl Jam -- along with Radiohead, Dave Matthews Band and very few others -- is a band that's maintained its integrity and cred even after reaching arena-level status. I mean, really, you can say that you're a Pearl Jam fan, and there's absolutely no shame, distaste or guilty pleasure involved. I saw 'em at Lollapalooza last year, and they sounded amazing -- whether they drew from early albums or played newer songs.
Pearl Jam, "Porch," live in 1992: