Ten

~ Release group by Pearl Jam

Album

ReleaseFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
TenCD11
  • US1991-08-27
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)ZK 47857074644785722
Ten (hidden track split, silence trimmed)CD12
  • US1991-08-27
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)ZK 47857074644785722
TenCD13
  • JP1991-10-25
Sony Records (Japanese imprint)SRCS 56344988009563428
TenCD11
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)468884 29399746888425
TenCD11
Epic AssociatedCZK 47857[none]
TenCD11
Epic AssociatedZK 47857074644785722
TenCD11
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)468884 25099746888428
Ten12" Vinyl11
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)Z 4785707464478571
Ten12" Vinyl12
  • XE1992-02-24
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EPC 468884 15099746888411
TenCD14
  • XE1992-05-11
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)468884 95099746888497
TenMiniDisc14
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)468884 35099746888435
TenCD11
Sony Music Media468884 75099746888473
Ten12" Vinyl11
  • GB2007-10-08
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)88697159541886971595413
Ten (deluxe edition)2×CD + DVD11 + 17 + 7
  • DE2009-03-20
Legacy (Legacy Recordings)88697398492886973984925
Ten (legacy edition)2×CD11 + 17
  • GB2009-03-23
BMG (the former Bertelsmann Music Group, defunct since 2004-08-05; for releases dated 2008 and later, use “BMG Rights Management”)88697398492886973984925
Ten (super deluxe edition)2×CD + DVD + 4×12" Vinyl + Cassette11 + 17 + 7 + 7 + 3 + 11 + 11 + 3
  • XE2009-03-24
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony), Legacy (Legacy Recordings)88697375872886973758724
Ten (legacy edition)2×CD11 + 17
  • US2009-03-24
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony), Legacy (Legacy Recordings)88697398462886973984628
Ten2×12" Vinyl11 + 11
  • US2009-03-24
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)88697413021886974130215
Ten (Deluxe Edition)2×CD + DVD11 + 17 + 7
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony), Legacy (Legacy Recordings)88697398492886973984925
Ten (redux, Mastered for iTunes)Digital Media17
  • US2013-08-16
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony), Legacy (Legacy Recordings)886444135559
Ten (redux)Digital Media17
  • US2013-08-20
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony), Legacy (Legacy Recordings)886444135559
Ten (redux, hi-res audio)Digital Media17
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony), Legacy (Legacy Recordings)886444194181
Ten (Mastered for iTunes)Digital Media11
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony), Legacy (Legacy Recordings)884977724745
Ten (FLAC 24-bits / 88.20 kHz)Digital Media11
  • XW2016-03-16
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony), Legacy (Legacy Recordings)886444194150
Ten12" Vinyl11
  • US2017-11-10
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony), 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)8895376871889853768714
Ten ("New European Version")CD14Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)468884 9, 4688849010, EPC 468884 95099746888497
TenDigital Media11Sony 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
included in:Ten / Vs
part of:Uncut: The 100 Greatest Debut Albums (2006) (number: 81) (order: 81)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 160) (order: 160)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 209) (order: 209)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/73824 [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/xfhj [info]
other databases:http://musicmoz.org/Bands_and_Artists/P/Pearl_Jam/Discography/Ten/ [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/pearl_jam/ten/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000265614 [info]
Wikidata:Q383227 [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