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VMP Announces Pearl Jam’s ‘Yield’ as its Pressing Plant’s Inaugural Release

The release will celebrate both the 25th anniversary of the record and VMP's 10th anniversary

On February 24, 2023

VMP and Pearl Jam’s Ten Club are partnering to release the first-ever deluxe 2LP reissue of Pearl Jam’s Yield, as part of Legacy Recording’s celebration of the album’s 25th anniversary and VMP’s 10th anniversary this year. Click here to pre-order Yield and read below to find out more.

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Pearl Jam and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the band’s monumental fifth studio collection, Yield, with a variety of release events kicking off with a new spatial audio mix of the album available today. 

The spatial audio release of Yield was produced and mixed by Josh Evans and Nick Rives, who previously collaborated on all of Pearl Jam's previous spatial audio releases. Evans — who began working with the band as an assistant engineer and tech during the making of the eponymous Pearl Jam (aka the “Avocado” album) in 2006 — produced 2020’s Gigaton, the first new Pearl Jam studio album in seven years.

VMP and Pearl Jam's Ten Club are excited to release the deluxe 25th-anniversary vinyl reissue of Yield, an album masterpiece that gave further realization to what Cameron Crowe called “the flipside of the classic rock tale.” The 25th-anniversary edition of Yield is pressed on 2LPs for the very first time on 180g Translucent Red & Black Hi-Melt vinyl in a double gatefold, direct-to-board and die-cut jacket. 

    

This deluxe edition of Yield will be the inaugural pressing at the 14,000-sq.-ft., audiophile-grade VMP pressing plant in Denver, Colorado. The plant is being built to produce the finest quality records ever made under the direction of legendary record-maker Gary Salstrom, formerly of Quality Record Pressing (QRP). VMP — the global vinyl club and online record store — is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2023. This exclusive partnership with Pearl Jam’s Ten Club and the opening of their new pressing plant are cornerstone events in VMP's year-long 10th-anniversary commemoration.

“Since buying my first two Pearl Jam CDs — Ten and No Code — at the local Hastings Bookstore in Laramie, Wyoming, as a teenager, I’ve been endlessly enamored with what I consider the greatest rock band of my lifetime. To get to play even a small part in honoring their legacy through the reissue of their fifth album Yield is an absolute highlight of my career. I’m hopeful our attention to detail and passion for the band carries through to the product and delights superfans and newcomers alike,” said Cameron Schaefer, CEO of VMP.

Originally released by Epic Records on February 3, 1998, Yield found Pearl Jam collaborating again with producer Brendan O’Brien to reach new peaks in sound and vision. The band was adjusting to the pressures and surprises of global superstardom since rocketing into the mainstream with their 1991 debut, Ten. With Yield, Pearl Jam was firing on all cylinders, reconnecting with the chemistry, camaraderie and commitment to rock and its fans that made them great in the first place.

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