I seem to be one of the few collectors who actually likes variations. Not the colored parallels- I can't stand those. I'm talking photo variations. I've thought it out and the only explanation I can give is that I love stories and, as Rod Stewart once sang, every picture tells a story. Colored borders don't.
Nearly three years ago, during the week of February 20, 2013, Billboard announced that 'Ten', the landmark debut album from Seattle rock band Pearl Jam, had entered the 10 million-seller club. I've never been a big fan of the band- although I am a big fan of some of their stuff. I was one of the ten million album sells, having bought it back in '92. I had also bought the followup album, Vs. I currently own just one album of theirs (Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits: 1991-2003) but if I were to go out and purchase another of their albums, I think it would be not Ten- but Ten Redux, which includes not only remixed versions of their classic debut album, but six other cuts not included in the original. Two of those tracks, Breath and a Scream and State of Love and Trust are two of my favorite songs of the band.
Breath and a Scream, which appears on Ten Redux as a demo, would later be re-recorded for the Singles soundtrack and then appear on Rearviewmirror.