Pearl Jam is the featured artist for Third Man Records’ 29th Vault package. On June 9, 2016, two nights prior to their headlining set at Bonnaroo, Third Man Records (TMR) welcomed Pearl Jam for a performance in their Nashville Blue Room live venue to an intimate crowd.
Kept secret until the absolute last moment, the crowd of only 250 included lucky Ten Club members, mayors, NBA superstars, country music royalty, and possibly even a few stowaways. The band tore through a clutch collection of songs that spanned both deep cuts and fan favorites including “Deep” from Ten and “Life Wasted” from their self-titled album, among others.
The highlight of the performance came when Pearl Jam invited Jack White and his guitar to the stage to join on a song that clocked in at over seven minutes and featured wild dueling solos between White and Mike McCready. This epic performance left every mouth in the audience agape and every face on stage all smiles. Those seven minutes were truly some of the most memorable and historic in seven years since the Blue Room opened its doors.
Featured the package is a black-and-gold, split-colored vinyl version of Pearl Jam’s set, recorded live direct-to-acetate and packaged in a stunning custom jacket, all soft touch coating and gilded gold metallic ink. While split-colors are normally only made available to attendees of the show, the opportunity to share this once-in-a-lifetime performance.
The following afternoon, Eddie Vedder entered Third Man Records’ Voice-o-Graph recording booth and performed an arresting, solo acoustic song. Housed in a custom TMR Record Booth sleeve and pressed on clear transparent vinyl (just like the original), this disc captures a poignant moment for Vedder, and “marks the event of yet another musical legend making exceptional use of the Third Man Recording Booth.”
Third Man’s accomplished in-house photographer Jamie Goodsell documented the evening’s events. These images have been compiled into an embossed and fabric-wrapped 6″ x 9″ hardcover photo book.
Rounding out Vault Package #29 are a one inch round metal lapel pin and three inch circular patch featuring gold thread. Both utilize the custom Pearl Jam/Third Man mashup logo that was printed onto silk-screened posters and complimentary beer koozies used that night.
For this Vault Package #29 only, all members of Pearl Jam’s Ten Club have received a single-use coupon code entitling them to $15 off the usual cost of the package. Ten Club members active as of June 30, 2016 have been sent their unique code as well as instructions to subscribe. The deadline to receive this package is July 31st.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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