Music fans of the 1990’s have a major reason to celebrate today. Two of the biggest (and most respected names of the decade) have released goodies that everyone can enjoy.
Pearl Jam have re-issued their 1991 debut album, Ten, which you can revisit in four different deluxe editions.
The simplest version is a 2-disc collection featuring the original tracklisting digitally re-mastered, as well as six bonus tracks, and–oh yeah–a re-designed package.
With the fourth deluxe edition, you not only get the package mentioned above, but also the DVD of Pearl Jam’s Unplugged performance, four pieces of re-mastered vinyl, a cassette-replica of an early Pearl Jam demo, and a recreation of an Eddie Vedder composition pad.
Besides putting a smile on the faces of ’90s enthusiasts, Pearl Jam also tickles the armpit of today teenagers–kids who were probably just being born around the time Pearl Jam released their debut album–by making all of the songs on Ten available for download on Rock Band. I feel a Pearl Jam family night coming on.
(above: This is just one of the three Radiohead collector’s sets available today.)
Radiohead, a band that was also able to reach mainstream success in the 90’s, all while satisfying the pens of music critics, have released collector’s editions of their albums: Pablo Honey, The Bends, and OK Computer.
All three releases include: a disc featuring each album’s original tracklisting, another disc featuring b-sides, demos, and radio sessions, and a DVD filled with music videos and live performances from each respective Radiohead album.
The non-album tracks, especially from The Bends and OK Computer, might help you better understand how Radiohead ruled the planet from the mid-90’s on. Their b-sides are almost just as good as the tracks that made their full-length releases, and that’s saying a lot, considering the albums we’re talking about.
If all of the above wasn’t enough to satisfy your hunger for the alternative 90’s, the Beastie Boys will be releasing a Check Your Head collector’s edition next week, which will also feature a whole bunch of goodies.