Ten

~ Release group by Pearl Jam

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Ten CD 11 Epic ZK 47857 074644785722
Ten CD 13 Sony Records (Japanese imprint) SRCS 5634 4988009563428
Ten CD 11 Epic 468884 2 9399746888425
Ten CD 11 Epic Associated CZK 47857 [none]
Ten CD 11 Epic Associated ZK 47857 074644785722
Ten CD 11 Epic 468884 2 5099746888428
Ten 12" Vinyl 11 Epic Z 47857 07464478571
Ten 12" Vinyl 12 Epic EPC 468884 1 5099746888411
Ten CD 14 Epic 468884 9 5099746888497
Ten MiniDisc 14 Epic 468884 3 5099746888435
Ten CD 11 Sony Music Media 468884 7 5099746888473
Ten Vinyl 11 Epic 88697159541 886971595413
Ten (deluxe edition) 2×CD + DVD 11 + 17 + 7 Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 88697398492 886973984925
Ten (legacy edition) 2×CD 11 + 17 BMG (the former Bertelsmann Music Group, defunct since 2004-08-05; for releases dated 2008 and later, use "BMG Rights Management") 88697398492 886973984925
Ten (super deluxe edition) 2×CD + DVD + 4×12" Vinyl + Cassette 11 + 17 + 7 + 7 + 3 + 11 + 11 + 3 Epic, Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 88697375872 886973758724
Ten (legacy edition) 2×CD 11 + 17 Epic, Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 88697398462 886973984628
Ten 2×12" Vinyl 11 + 11 Epic 88697413021 886974130215
Ten 2×CD + DVD 11 + 17 + 7 Epic, Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 88697398492 886973984925
Ten (redux, Mastered for iTunes) Digital Media 17 Epic, Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 886444135559
Ten (redux) Digital Media 17 Epic, Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 886444135559
Ten (redux, hi-res audio) Digital Media 17 Epic, Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 886444194181
Ten (Mastered for iTunes) Digital Media 11 Epic, Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 884977724745
Ten (FLAC 24-bits / 88.20 kHz) Digital Media 11 Epic, Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 886444194150
Ten 12" Vinyl 11 Epic, Legacy (Legacy Recordings), Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 8895376871 889853768714
Ten Digital Media 11 Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 884977724745

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: Alive
Bonus 5 Track Cassette
Even Flow
Jeremy
part of: Uncut: The 100 Greatest Debut Albums (2006) (number: 81)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 209)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000265614 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/73824 [info]
Wikidata: Q383227 [info]
other databases: http://musicmoz.org/Bands_and_Artists/P/Pearl_Jam/Discography/Ten/ [info]
http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/pearl_jam/ten/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/xfhj [info]

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There are several reasons why people disliked Pearl Jam. Some of theses reasons may not have quite the potency they did: mainly they were seen as a far more corporated rock proposition compared to the cooler, 'no sell out' purism of Nirvana (though Kurt Cobain not liking Pearl Jam probably did them more favours in the long run); oh, and let's not forget their responsibility in popularising the ghastly long shorts that blighted men's fashion during that period.

Formed from the remnants of Seattle bands - the highly regarded Green River and the wonky glam tartery Mother Love Bone – Pearl Jam had plenty going for them, but suffered at the hands and snobbery of the purists who found such things as ambition offensive. Originally released in the US in August 1991 – a month before Nevermind - Ten, thus, arrived over in the UK in the midst of a mildly embarrassing 'grunge explosion' in February 1992.

Ten offered up a selection of some of the band's best tunes – Alive, Even Flow, Once and Jeremy all feature on here – all far more indebted to classic rock structures than aping the Pixies. The remastered album offers up a far rawer and pleasing sound, more akin to the band's true sound. These four special deluxe editions go a bit overboard with their various formats. Why now? It's not entirely certain. A couple more years and it'll be the twentieth anniversary of its release. Perhaps someone doesn't want to re-live that era of being overshadowed by Nevermind again.

Now in the 18 years since they fled the picky spotlight and offers of grunge fashion spreads, they've gradually became one of America's great rock bands, finally matching the ambition that they were so sneered at for having. They've taken on Ticketmaster, continued to carry on filling vast sheds the world over. Their contemporaries? Well with Nirvana we have an idea, however for Screaming Trees, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden and anyone else capable of wearing a plaid shirt correctly, it all went to various levels of hell. Pearl jam, and Ten both abide, thanks very much