Thursday, December 23, 2021

Top Ten Pearl Jam Moments of 2021, #6


This being the 30th Anniversary of Pearl Jam's album, Ten, Pearl Jam opted to release their first single on a 12" vinyl single and cassette in celebration of Record Store Day, the day in April [sic] that all of the record industry pushes business to brick and mortar record stores.

With the vinyl, fans got:
The 12” features the original promo single version of “Alive” plus three rare b-sides: “Wash”, “Dirty Frank” and the Beatles’ cover “I’ve Got A Feeling”, which is currently not available anywhere else. All four tracks are included on side A while side B contains an etching of the band’s Stick Man logo.

Side A: 1. “Alive (promo single version)” 2. “Wash” 3. “I’ve Got A Feeling” 4. “Dirty Frank”
Side B: Etching
With the cassette, fans got: 
The “Alive” cassette single is a replica of the promo cassette that was originally used around the album’s release. It includes the promo single version of “Alive” plus “Wash” and “I’ve Got A Feeling”, repeated on both sides.

Side A: 1. “Alive (promo single version)” 2. “Wash” 3. “I’ve Got A Feeling”
Side B: Repeat Side A program
Worth a trip out to your favorite record store for sure.