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Pearl Jam - Ten
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Pearl Jam - Ten

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Pearl Jam - Ten Limited vinyl LP pressing Ten is the debut studio album by Pearl Jam, released on August 27, 1991 through Epic Records. Following the disbanding of bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard's previous group Mother Love Bone, the two recruited vocalist Eddie Vedder, guitarist Mike McCready, and drummer Dave Krusen to form Pearl Jam in 1990. Most of the songs began as instrumental jams, to which Vedder added lyrics about topics such as depression, homelessness, and abuse. Ten was not an immediate success, but by late 1992 it had reached #2 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album produced three hit singles: "Alive", "Even Flow", and "Jeremy".

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Manufacturer: Legacy Recordings

Variants: Streaming, MP3, Audio CD, Vinyl, Audio, Cassette

Dimensions: 12.2 x 12.2 x 0.2 inches; 10.56 Ounces

variant: Vinyl

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September 05, 2023
5out of 5
Love it or you don’t.
November 23, 2023
5out of 5
Awesome vinyl, I own this on cassette and CD, the record sounds awesome and songs are awesome I remember when this came out, definitely worth owning.
August 28, 2023
5out of 5
Arrived right in time and great quality. Since this was a gift I was very satisfied that everything was delivered in good order.
I never expected that a remixed version of "Ten" would ever be undertaken. After all, I was never aware of audible outcry from fans over the past 18 years demanding a re-mix of Pearl Jam's debut album. After reading an interview with Jeff Ament in which he expressed the same slight "annoyance" with the original mix that I have had all of these years, I was a surprised. I wasn't sure if anyone else had the same small gripe that I have had, and to find out one of the band members was thinking the same thing all these years was pretty neat. My gripe is best is best exemplified during track #3 "Alive" at min sec. At this point it is clear just how much reverb is on the mix. Reverb helps smooth and blend instruments and vocals together. This is not a bad thing in and of itself, but the overuse of reverb smoothed out the grit and edge of these songs in my opinion. Now que up track # 3 "Alive" on the remixed version of the album at min sec. WOW!! I was blown away!! I never looked forward to this point of the song knowing that the revealing of this reverb was taking serious edge off of all of the songs on the CD. This was terribly apparent with the release of "VS" which has much more grit and edge to the sound. I had always wished "Ten" had the same grit and edge because the playing on the album clearly demonstrated that everyone was playing with intensity, but the edge was subdued. NO LONGER!! Now you can enjoy "Ten" the way I wish it had initially been released. Now, I cannot fault Brendan O'Brian or anyone else for the original 1991 mix, after all we were coming out of the 80's which produced some serious overuse of effects, EQing, etc in order to make recordings sound "contemporary" at the time. Nowadays, many of these recordings sound very dated. Listen to Sinatra from the 40s, 50s or 60s and while the music may be cemented in a specific genre which 50 years later may sound "dated" to some (not so to me though because I love Sinatra), the recordings sound natural, no artificial flavors added!! I am so pleased to have this unexpected version of "Ten" which reveals the edge, grit and guts that the guys played with and which launched them to international stardom. I send a hearty "Thank You" to Brendan O'Brian and the members of Pearl Jam for revisiting "Ten"!! Crank the volume up the "Ten" and ROCK HARD!! PS: Yes, the compression for loudness-sake is unfortunate but to be expected in this day and age. I look forward to getting the LP version as well. PPS: The DVD of the MTV Unplugged session is great to have!!
October 11, 2023
5out of 5
I still remember the first time I heard this album all the way through. It blew my mind then, and the songs all feel as fresh and amazing as the first time.
If you're looking for a rock 'n' roll masterpiece, look no further than Pearl Jam's Ten LP record. From the haunting melodies of "Black" to the gritty, guitar-driven riffs of "Even Flow," this album has it all. Listening to the opening chords of "Once" sends shivers down my spine, and I can't help but sing along to every word of "Alive." Eddie Vedder's raw vocals and the band's tight musicianship make every track a true gem. As the album progresses, we're taken on a journey through Pearl Jam's signature sound - from the emotional ballad "Release" to the explosive "Porch." And of course, who can forget the iconic "Jeremy," a haunting story set to a driving beat. But it's not just the hits that make this album special. The deep cuts like "Garden" and "Deep" showcase the band's range and depth as musicians. And "Oceans," with its dreamy acoustic guitar and Vedder's ethereal vocals, is a beautiful and underrated gem. In short, Ten LP record is a must-have for any rock 'n' roll fan. As Vedder sings in "Go," "Gotta keep movin,' / Gotta keep movin' / Hell, I don't know where to go." But with this album, you'll have a direction and a soundtrack for wherever life takes you.
October 19, 2023
4out of 5
I had to take a break half way thru this Eddie is a great singer but it seems like he was yelling at me thru the first 10 songs I can hear why a lot of people would give this 5 stars but I it when the singer sings differently on each song Eddie sounds the same the whole way thru until the last song than he relaxed a little .
August 29, 2023
5out of 5
Great album! First Pearl Jam on vinyl, great starting point! Great price