Sunday, December 30, 2018

Pearl Jam end annual Ten Club singles series

Pearl Jam have announced the end of their annual fan club holiday singles series after more than a quarter century.

“Beginning January 1, 2019 the Ten Club Single will be discontinued,” posted the band on their website. “We hope that you have enjoyed these special collectibles over the past 25+ years. All members who purchased or renewed their membership in 2017 and/or 2018 will still receive the MP3 downloads of the Ten Club Single for those years. Members who purchased or renewed their membership at the Analog level in 2017 and/or 2018 will also receive the limited edition vinyl for those years once physical production is complete.

“Pearl Jam and all of us at Ten Club appreciate the loyalty and dedication from our members. It has been amazing to watch the fan club evolve over the years into the tight-knit community it is today, and we’re excited to see what the future holds.”

Pearl Jam launched the holiday singles series in 1991, releasing limited-edition 7” vinyl editions of rare and often live tracks to their fan club members.

The group’s cover of Wayne Cochran’s 1961 tune, “Last Kiss”, was originally issued as the b-side to the 1999 Ten Club single before it appeared on the 1999 album, “No Boundaries: A Benefit For The Kosovar Refugees”; according to reports, an official single went on to raise about $10 million for Kosovo relief while reaching No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

“Last Kiss” was later featured on the band's 2003 rarities collection, “Lost Dogs”, and the 2004 package, “Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991–2003).”

Members of the Pearl Jam offshoot Temple Of The Dog will perform as part of an all-star lineup honoring late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell at the “I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell” concert event at The Forum in Los Angeles on Wednesday, January 16.

See also:

Pearl Jam Yule Log video streams rare holiday songs
VIDEO: Pearl Jam cover Buffalo Tom classic at Fenway Park in Boston
VIDEO: Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard performs rare lead vocal in London
VIDEO: Pearl Jam perform David Bowie classic at Wrigley Field in Chicago
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