Kick Out The Jams: 2009 Boots

by John Reynolds on September 18, 2009

2009 Boots

2009 Boots

Pearl Jam is now selling bootlegs for the 2009 tour at PearlJam.com. As of September 18, only five shows are available for purchase of CD or MP3/Flac download. PearlJam.com has indicated that “Europe shows and the rest of the U.S. Tour to follow”.

Available:

  • 2009-08-08 : Canada Olympic Park : Calgary, Alberta, CA
  • 2009-08-21 : Molson Amphitheatre : Toronto, Ontario
  • 2009-08-23 : United Center : Chicago, Illinois
  • 2009-08-24 : United Center : Chicago, Illinois
  • 2009-08-28 : Outside Lands Festival : San Francisco, California

Not available currently:

  • 2009-08-11 : Shepherd’s Bush Empire : London, UK
  • 2009-08-13 : Sportspaleis Ahoy : Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2009-08-15 : Wuhlheide : Berlin, Germany
  • 2009-08-17 : Manchester Evening News Arena : Manchester, England
  • 2009-08-18 : O2 Arena : London, UK

CDs are available for purchase for $16.98, and you may add multiple CD purchase to your cart (unlike the separate purchases necessary for Backspacer). Also, there doesn’t appear to be any shipping charges!

Your download options include 256kbps MP3 files for $9.99, or lossless FLAC files for $14.99. Thankfully, there is no price increase from 2008.

After the successful release of their first live album, 1998′s Live on Two Legs, Pearl Jam has released high-quality production soundboards of nearly every concert starting with the 2000 Europe leg of the Binaural tour. The bootlegs were available in these formats

2000

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  • European Leg – CDs in dark-brown cardboard sleeves with sequential rainbow-colored spines, available for purchase in stores four months after the conclusion of the European leg
  • North American Legs – CDs in light-grey cardboard sleeves with sequential rainbow-colored spines. The “best 6″ concerts were sold in stores. The entire set was available for purchase from the Ten Club

2001-2002

  • Bootlegs for a short run of shows in October 2001- including a Bridge School appearance – and December 2001 were not released.

2003

2003

  • Bootlegs for all 2003 Shows in Australia/Asia, Europe and North America were available for purchase on CD and from the Ten Club and select shows in retail stores. Bootlegs were available shortly after the completion of each leg. Cardboard packaging was generic by leg and included details specific to the show for the spine and tracklists
  • MP3 and Flac downlaods were made available through software created by Basecamp Productions, a company formed by Pearl Jam’s long-time Sound Engineer Brett Eliason
  • Bridge School Benefit appearances were not released
  • Live At Benaroya Hall was one of the first official releases from Pearl Jam, LLC, but not considered part of the official bootleg series

2004

  • No concerts on the 2004 “Vote For Change” tour were released as bootlegs

2005

  • Some one-off shows in 2005 were not released as bootlegs
  • A fall tour of the Northwest US, Canada and Northeast US were released as MP3 downloads only using the Basecamp Productions software
  • A fall tour of South America and Mexico were released as MP3 downloads only using the Basecamp Productions software
  • Artwork and Digital Photos of concerts accompanied the downloads

2006

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  • Some one-off shows in 2006 were not released as bootlegs
  • Bootlegs for all 2006 Shows in Australia, Europe and North America were available for purchase on CD and from the Ten Club. Bootlegs were available shortly after the completion of each leg.
  • A CD box set of the Gorge, WA 2005/2006 shows was released through the Ten Club
  • CDs were not available in retail stores.

2007

  • No concerts in 2007 were released as bootlegs

2008

2008-CD

  • All 2008 Concerts were available for purchase on CD, but not in retail stores
  • MP3/Flac downloads were available from Kufala Recordings and recorded on a Verizon mobile studio (i.e. a bus)
  • MP3/Flac downloads and CDs – including a box set of all CD recordings – are still currently available on PearlJam.com

Other

  • Many live recordings from 1991 -> 1999 have been released as individual songs on b-sides and benefit complications
  • The Academy Theater, NYC show from 12/31/92 accompanied the Ten Club edition of 2006′s Pearl Jam
  • The Aladdin Theater, Las Vegas show from 11/30/93 was available for mp3 download in 2006, and still currently the only official “vault” release
  • Live at Easy Street CD captured the 04/29/05 in-store surprise concert
John Reynolds ( Twitter: @jjjrrr )
A New Jersey based programmer, John handles TFT’s programming and technical aspects. He also conceives and writes his share of TFT’s articles and sections. John’s first Pearl Jam show was at Lollapalooza on August 12, 1992.

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