Pearl Jam is set to immortalise their landmark 1992 MTV Unplugged performance on vinyl for the very first time.
The session was recorded in the days following the band’s first-ever European tour. The performance saw the band perform six cuts from their debut record, Ten: ‘Oceans’, ‘State of Love and Trust’, ‘Alive’, ‘Black’, ‘Jeremy’, ‘Even Flow’, and ‘Porch.’
“We literally got off the plane from Europe, spent all day in a cavernous sound studio in New York, and did the show that night,” explained bassist Jeff Ament. “It’s pretty powerful, and Ed’s singing great. Yet it’s kind of naive, which is awesome.”
The vinyl release of the performance will be part of Record Store Day‘s Black Friday event, on November 29th. Revisit their performance of ‘Black’ below.
Watch: Pearl Jam – ‘Black’ live on MTV Unplugged
Nirvana’s iconic MTV Unplugged performance is also set to receive a vinyl reissue, to commemorate its 25th anniversary. The new pressing will feature five rehearsal performances of tracks that were previously only available on DVD: ‘Come As You Are’, ‘Polly’, ‘Plateau’, ‘Pennyroyal Tea’, and ‘The Man Who Sold the World’.
In the meantime, Eddie Vedder has been keeping busy curating California music festival, Ohana. During the festival, Vedder found the time to crash multiple stages.
On the Friday night, Vedder invaded The Strokes headlines set to perform a cover of Pearl Jam’s 1998 Chicago Cab track ‘Hard To Imagine’, as well as The Strokes’ 2006 First Impressions of Earth hit ‘Juicebox.’
Then on the Saturday evening, Vedder joined Red Hot Chili Peppers on stage to pay tribute to the late Ric Ocasek with a cover of The Cars classic track ‘Just What I Needed.’