Regular readers here at CraveOnline can testify to the fact that we've got a whole lotta love for Pearl Jam, and with the release of the band's Pearl Jam Twenty documentary film this week – not to mention the festival, special music releases and more – we're celebrating with one serious kickass giveaway.
One lucky winner will pick up the Pearl Jam Twenty film soundtrack, compiling rarities, demos and previously unreleased gems from the band's formation and pivotal career points. Additionally, the winner will receive a copy of the Pearl Jam Twenty book, jam-packed with pics, stories and a definitive chronicling of the band's first two decades of existence. And to sweeten the deal, we'll even throw in a film poster from Pearl Jam Twenty, just for the diehards.
Before you enter this awesome contest, have a little musical refresher courtesy of the Pearl Jam Twenty soundtrack, which you can listen to in its entirety below. Keep an ear out for an incredible demo version of Temple of the Dog's "Say Hello To Heaven," as well as a demo of Pearl Jam's classic haunter "Nothing As It Seems" with bassist Jeff Ament on all instruments – including vocals.
To enter, just follow @CraveMusic on Twitter, and tell us your single favorite Pearl Jam memory from the past two decades! Simple as that!
More info on each prize is below, and you can hedge your bets & pick up a copy of the PJ20 soundtrack here.
PEARL JAM TWENTY FILM BY CAMERON CROWE
Carved from over 1,200 hours of rarely and never-before-seen footage, plus 24 hours of recently shot interview and live footage, Pearl Jam Twenty is the definitive portrait of Pearl Jam as told by award-winning director and music journalist, Cameron Crowe. The film will be available on DVD October 25th, with screenings in select cities on September 20th.
PEARL JAM TWENTY SOUNDTRACK
Columbia Records/Sony Music will release the Pearl Jam Twenty soundtrack on September 20th, in conjunction with the film’s theatrical release. The soundtrack includes 29 rare and unreleased tracks handpicked by Cameron Crowe for the soundtrack — making the album a true companion piece to the film.
PEARL JAM TWENTY BOOK
Published by Simon & Schuster in the U.S. and Canada and Atlantic Books in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, the Pearl Jam Twenty book is an aesthetically stunning, definitive chronicle of the band’s past two decades. The book was compiled and written by veteran music journalist and current "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" music booker, Jonathan Cohen, with Mark Wilkerson (author of “Who Are You: The Life of Pete Townshend”), designed by Pearl Jam in-house designer Regan Hagar (also the drummer for Brad and Satchel), with a foreword and additional interviews by Cameron Crowe.
2011 is a yearlong celebration of Pearl Jam’s twenty-year history. The band started off the year with the release of a new live compilation album, Live on Ten Legs, followed by the expanded reissues of Vs. and Vitalogy in March. Things kick into high gear in September with the Alpine Valley Labor Day anniversary weekend concert, followed by the release of Cameron Crowe’s film, Pearl Jam Twenty, with accompanying book and soundtrack album.
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