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Pearl Jam reissuing more albums on vinyl

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Pearl Jam is reissuing its albums Binaural, Riot Act and Avocado -- a.k.a. its self-titled eighth studio album -- on vinyl for the first time, with each LP remastered and Avocado remixed by producer Brendan O’Brien.

The band is also reissuing a slew of seven-inch vinyl singles and is making the vinyl editions all 10 of its studio albums available in one complete box set. All will arrive on November 10th.

Pearl Jam has previously released vinyl editions of its first five studio albums -- Ten, Vs., Vitalogy, No Code and Yield -- as well its last two, Backspacer and Lightning Bolt.

Bassist Jeff Ament told us a while back that things like reissues and special editions are an interesting way to look at the past: "It's really good because I think that there's so much going on at the time that you forget so many things. And when people start pulling out pictures and footage from things, it's a trip to realize that large aspects of your life are fully documented (laughs)."

The most recent of Pearl Jam's studio albums is 2013's Lightning Bolt. The group has not indicated when or if it will return to the studio.

Pearl Jam has taken most of 2017 off, getting together only to perform at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last April. A new documentary chronicling the group's two-night August 2016 stand at Chicago's Wrigley Field, titled Let's Play Two, comes out on September 29th.


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The band originally took the name Mookie Blaylock, in reference to the pro NBA basketball player. They played their first official show at the Off Ramp Café in Seattle on October 22, 1990, and soon signed to Epic Records and renamed themselves Pearl Jam. They chose Ten for the title of their debut album after Blaylock's jersey number

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