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There's a lot on one side, and I'm usually used to the remixed album that was released about 10 years ago. But this is great. Took a star off because I think this album deserves a bigger vinyl release. Should come with a book and etc.
Too much music on ONE slab. One of my favourite albums of all time really needs a 2 disc, audiophile release. Sounds Fine on Vinyl with more warmth, air and instrument seperation that, unfortunately degrades toward the end of each side as it has the smallest lead out groove I have ever seen (1cm or so). Luckily my copies well pressed but sooo low in volume. Bring out a 2 disc with the fourth side having "dirty Frank" and the live "I'm Still Alive" on the original CD release and I will be Happy as a boy eating Pearl Jam....... Or maybe not.. Eeeeew!!!!
Note: this review is not about vinyls or packaging or DVD. I just review my purchases one by one. I have a conventional CD in a Plastic jewel case. The grunge onslaught in 1991 included this album, and although it is not the most typical album for the genre, maybe Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains or Stone Temple Pilots are better representing grunge, Pearl Jam have that special “mystique” quality that separates them from the others. Maybe the fact that in 2019, when I am writing this, all the members are still alive (at least as far as I know). Through the years, PJ have shown longevity, unusual generosity to fans, the will to evolve and, of the all grunge outfits, probably the highest level of social commentary. But even after this all, their debut remains their most cult-like and best. True, it is also the banging rock and roll, but still with the level of meditation, thinking, not too much influenced by drug culture. Includes Jeremy, Alive, Black and Even Flow - these are the highlights.
A capa veio amassada e com um rasgo considerável na parte de cima. Como o disco é enviado em uma embalagem de papelão que protege muito bem a encomenda, isso me leva a crer que escolheram um item que já tinha os problemas dos quais estou reclamando aqui
Excellent album. Good cardboard packaging but obviously bumped around a lot during delivery. Consequently only "good" vinyl outer jacket. The disc: no damage. Played well. I guess it's a lottery if you get this type of goods in a pristine condition. So hence a bit disappointed for a £40 album. Did not return: no time. And I wanted to listen to it straight away!
Ten was a great album, not necessarily given its credit due to Nevermind and others being released at the same time. So this box set is a welcome addition to the Pearl Jam catalogue. It contains three disks, the original album, a redux album complete with six extra tracks and an MTV unplugged DVD. The original album is a five star set of raw guitar rock. Anthemic numbers such as Jeremy (please play this live more), Alive and Evenflow are here as well as some excellent album tracks. This is just a fantastic album of grunge rock. For those who haven't heard it before its a treat. For those who have - you know how good it is. The redux CD is a remix of the CD by original producer Brendan O'Brien. I can't say I find it as revolutionary as others. At times there are improvements in the mix. But overall its quite similar to the original release. Some of the bonus tracks have appeared in one form or another before - State of Love and Trust is here as is Brother and Breath & a Scream which most fans will already have in one form or another. The versions here are good - but its not worth buying if that's all you are missing. The Package is quite nice with a booklet of photo's from the time.
But as has already been mentioned the DVD is the reason for buying this. The MTV unplugged set might not be here in its entirety but what is here is outstanding. This is not a stripped down and reconstructed version of the songs here. Don't expect that - that was done by others. No this is seven tracks, six off Ten and State of Love and Trust, delivered acoustically but with as much power as with the electric guitars. This is a snapshot into the raw power that Pearl Jam have live. Its an absolute gem and this release has been lent out many times and every time it has delivered a wow. Eddie Vedder falling off his stool is funny but if you watch this then the accusation of not being genuine is even funnier.
Is it overpriced - yes. Is the remix essential and refreshingly new - no. Is it worth buying - Yes. Because the DVD is a genuinely inspired performance by the band. For anyone with an interest in the band that DVD is essential
So wanted to give it 5 stars! I have this on cd, but wanted to vinyl as sealed. I recomend not to buy if you intend to keep it sealed, I had in total 3 of these in the end and on all of them with the packaging amazon used, puts holes in the very thin film! so i opened it and played it in the end.
having recently got back to playing vinyl after 15 years and of course buying a deck ! one of the many albums on my wish list to repurchase was ten. after playing the original vinyl release to death (replaced on cd) this version was a bargain at £13 containg both the 2000 remaster and the remixed version from 2003. the remaster sounds awful to much reverb but the remix is just brilliant every track is just mixed with such attention to detail makes ten come alive and a joy to listen to.