Pearl Jam to Reissue Iconic ‘MTV Unplugged’ Album on 10/22 (Preview/Pre-Order)

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The legacy of Pearl Jam is unrivaled. The band burst forth from the Pacific Northwest amid the “grunge” scene of the early 1990s but quickly forged its own path, shifting focus and developing a style all its own — but the group’s 1992 MTV Unplugged performance has long been considered among the group’s finest moments.

The album has existed among fan communities and bootlegs for years, but on Oct. 22 Pearl Jam will finally officially release the album on CD and vinyl, after a limited-edition vinyl run in November 2019 for Record Store Day’s Black Friday event.

(Click here to pre-order Pearl Jam MTV Unplugged from our Rock Cellar Store).

The Unplugged performance featured seven songs and front man Eddie Vedder’s amazing hair:

More, via the Pearl Jam website:

Three days after completing their first American tour, Pearl Jam headed to New York to strip back songs from their debut album Ten, well on its way to becoming one of 1992’s top rock albums. For the first time on vinyl, relive all seven songs featured in the MTV Unplugged broadcast, including Jeremy, Even Flow, Alive, Black and State Of Love and Trust. 

Side A: 1. Oceans 2. State Of Love And Trust 3. Alive 4. Black 

Side B: 1. Jeremy 2. Even Flow 3. Porch

MTV Unplugged was a series from the music network that has come to become its own cultural entity, a revered bit of televised entertainment that has bridged generations of music fans.

Recently, Pittsburgh metal/experimental band Code Orange put on its own Unplugged-inspired performance amid the COVID-19 pandemic, even dabbling in a bit of grunge themselves with a haunting cover of Alice in Chains‘ “Down in a Hole” — a song that highlighted AIC’s own Unplugged album in 1996, as well:

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