Spectrum DVD/CD? Could the rumors of an audio/video release of the last night of Pearl Jam’s 4-show stint at the Wachovia Spectrum in October 2009 be true? The lovely Fleur from the Bugs Mailing List posted this juicy little tidbit of info, firmly in the “overheard” category but with merit nonetheless (the post was entitled “completely uncofirmed but in any event interesting”):
A friend who lives in Philly has told me that yesterday she heard on the radio that the PJ show from 31 October will be available as a CD/DVD!!
Now that particular night was indeed an epic show since it was the last ever at the Spectrum, though a compilation of all the other nights might be interesting as well. (You remember the band played there October 27, 28, 30 & 31). Just to give the October 31st rumor a little more merit, about three weeks after that last show, in the “fanviews” section of the official Pearl Jam Message Board, member Stupid Bunny posted this:
by and by the way, when i picked up my tickets for the Halloween show at the Spectrum, i saw a sign posted on the inside of the front doors stating that they were filming the show that night;(i wish i would have taken a picture of this posting for proof)…i also had a non-news camera in my face for a moment inside right before PJ played…i don’t know if any of this adds up to the rumours of a DVD release of the show, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed…
Fingers crossed, ears to ground, eyes open everyone!
PJ MLK2K10: That’s a lot of letters! And no rumor here – the officially licensed Major League Baseball video game, MLB2K10 features Pearl Jam’s “The Fixer” on it’s soundtrack! The game from 2K Sports, features Tampa Bay Ray’s third baseman Evan Longoria, and apparently the man himself approves.
“I couldn’t have put together a better soundtrack that reflects the spirit of baseball fans if I created it myself,” said Evan Longoria, All-Star third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays® and cover athlete for Major League Baseball 2K10. “Every game needs a killer soundtrack, and that’s what we definitely have in Major League Baseball 2K10.”
According to Games Press, The Fixer is exclusive to the XBox and Playstation3 platforms only, as it’s mention in the article was asterisked with this:
*Exclusive for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio, Major League Baseball 2K10 is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and will be available on March 2, 2010. More information on the game is available here, and you can listen to all tracks from the soundtrack here.
Complete track listing:
• Black Crowes “Go Faster”
• Black Keys “Your Touch”
• Black Sheep “The Choice is Yours”
• Boss Martians “Hey Hey Yeah Yeah”
• Cage the Elephant “Judas”
• Daughtry “Every Time You Turn Around”
• Hotel St. George “It’s the Blues”
• Iggy Pop “Lust for Life”
• Jet “Start the Show”
• LCD Soundsystem “Time to Get Away”
• Pearl Jam “The Fixer”
• Phoenix “Lisztomania”
• Ryan Adams “Magick”
• Social Distortion “Bad Luck”
• Tantric “Down and Out”
• The Sugarhill Gang “Rappers Delight”