Thursday, December 19, 2013

Top Ten Pearl Jam Moments of 2013, #7

VAULT RELEASE #3


It appears as though Pearl Jam has set an yearly schedule for their "Vault Releases," the release of rare shows not previously available as an official bootleg.  This year's offering was the 1998 show at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC.

With this show came some other, very exciting news.  Pearl Jam not only released this show as a CD and digital bootleg but also as a very limited, Ten Club members only, three LP set.  Every indication from fans is that no matter the format, this show was well chosen.

The tracklist is jammed full of rarities and great songs from what many would call Pearl Jam's peak.  Here's the tracklist: Long Road, Act of Love, Hail Hail, Dissident, Given to Fly, Corduroy, Wishlist, Not For You, All Those Yesterdays, Daughter, Whipping, Immortality, Push Me, Pull Me, Faithfull, Present Tense, Rearviewmirror, Black, Do The Evolution, I Got ID, Betterman, Alive, and Soldier of Love (the Yellow Ledbetter encore was left off due to problems with the tape).

Even if you didn't opt for the vinyl, you can still get crystal clear sound because all bootlegs from 2012 on are available not only in MP3 and FLAC formats, but in HD FLAC as well.

And lastly in bootleg news, Apple fans this year rejoiced that Pearl Jam has made a huge piece of their bootleg collection available via iTunes.  You can  currently get vault releases, Europe 2000, North America 2003, and the South American Lollapalooza shows from 2013.  To tempt you to make a purchase, the Ten Club has even started uploading a new song each week with facts about the song.

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