BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless said today that V CAST Music with Rhapsody will be the first digital music service to deliver the highly anticipated re-master of Pearl Jam’s “Ten” – the band’s debut album that introduced the world to the band in 1991 and has sold more than 12 million copies to date.
10 Weeks of “Ten” will bring a full-track song from the new, digitally re-mastered album to V CAST Music with Rhapsody each week beginning Jan. 13. “Once” will be the first song from “Ten” that will be available for download and purchase, followed in subsequent weeks by “Even Flow,” “Alive” and the remainder of the album, including two additional tracks during the final week. Fans can check out the “What’s New” and “Features” sections of V CAST Music with Rhapsody on their phones each Tuesday to find out which exclusive Pearl Jam song is available that week (see full list and schedule below).
“Pearl Jam fans have been waiting to commemorate the musical genius of ‘Ten,’ and Verizon Wireless is proud to be the exclusive over-the-air retailer of digital downloads from the re-mastered debut album,” said Ed Ruth, director of digital content at Verizon.
Ringtones, ringback tones and ringback Jukeboxes from “Ten,” including never-before-released tones from “Once” and “Why Go,” will be available exclusively to Verizon Wireless customers who have downloaded the VZW Tones application on their phones and in the online music store at www.mediastore.verizonwireless.com beginning Jan. 9.
Pearl Jam fans can also download the “Jeremy,” “Even Flow,” “Alive” and “Oceans” music videos straight to their V CAST-enabled phones from the Music Videos channel on V CAST Video. A unique Pearl Jam video message will be sent via MMS directly to many Pearl Jam fans to let them know about 10 Weeks of “Ten” and to tell them how to get the music directly on their phones from anywhere in the V CAST coverage area at anytime.
For more information on 10 Weeks of “Ten,” fans can visit www.PearlJamTen.com. Pearl Jam has been an innovator of rock and alternative music since 1990. Their global success puts them in an elite category of artists that produce exceptional music, and they continue to play to sold-out crowds all over the world. Pearl Jam has sold in excess of 60 million albums worldwide and won numerous prestigious music industry accolades, including GRAMMY® Awards, American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and Esky Awards.
Fans have the option to purchase the newly re-mastered Pearl Jam “Ten” titles as full songs, ringtones and ringback tones over-the-air direct to their phones or online. Pearl Jam fans can also download and purchase nearly 30 songs that were recorded live during Pearl Jam’s concert tour last year.
Customers who subscribe to V CAST Music with Rhapsody, Verizon Wireless’ online music service that includes a library of more than 5 million songs, can download music to their PCs free of digital rights management (DRM) software that restricts how and where music can be played. The music can then be side-loaded on select phones.
For more information on mobile music from Verizon Wireless, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit www.verizonwireless.com/music. For information on Pearl Jam, visit www.pearljam.com.
Re-mastered “Ten” songs will be available to download and purchase over-the-air according to the following schedule:
- “Once” – 1/13/09
- “Even Flow” – 1/20/09
- “Alive” – 1/27/09
- “Why Go” – 2/3/09
- “Black” – 2/10/09
- “Jeremy” – 2/17/09
- “Oceans” – 2/24/09
- “Porch” – 3/3/09
- “Garden” – 3/10/09
- “Deep” – 3/17/09
- “Release” – 3/17/09
- “Master/Slave” – 3/17/09
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 70.8 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 71,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About the reissue of Pearl Jam’s “Ten”
Pearl Jam’s “Ten” has been remastered and remixed by long-time producer Brendan O’Brien and will be reissued in four new and expanded editions (Legacy, Deluxe, vinyl and Super Deluxe) on March 24, 2009. The reissue of “Ten” serves as the launch of a planned two-year catalogue re-release campaign leading up to the band’s 20th anniversary in 2011.
About Legacy Recordings
The multiple Grammy-winning Legacy Recordings, Sony Music Entertainment's catalog division, produces and maintains the world's foremost catalog of historic reissues, an unparalleled compendium of thousands of digitally remastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, hip hop, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, ethnic, world music, classical, comedy and more.