“Pearl Jam Twenty” Book Details Previewed

by Kathy Davis , John Reynolds on March 2, 2011

Well yaaahoooo! LibraryJournal.com, a media resource for libraries,  has issued a little blurb highlighting some details about the eagerly awaited new Pearl Jam book “Pearl Jam Twenty”, which Amazon.com lists as being released September 13, 2011.   Here’s what the Journal has to say:

Pearl Jam. Pearl Jam Twenty. S. & S. Sept. 2011. 256p. ISBN 9781439169216. $35.
Pearl Jam started back in 1991 with the album Ten, which sold 13 million copies; its latest, 2009’s self-released Backspacer, debuted in Billboard’s top slot. So, yeah, not just history; Pearl Jam continues to define alternative rock. Academy Award–winning director Cameron Crowe is even doing a Pearl Jam film—a coup, because this band would rather play than posture. The book features anecdotes, memorabilia, photos, tour notes, and drawing, giving a sort of there-at-the-creation feel, and Crowe does the intro. Look for the book and the film around the same time; should be big.

So the italicized part above means:

  • The official title is “Pearl Jam Twenty“. This obviously fits with their year-long campaign.
  • S & S = Simon & Schuster is the publisher.
  • It will hit the streets in September, with Amazon listing September 13. Caveat Emptor … might be wise to wait for what might be offered in the Pearl Jam Goods section.
  • It’s 256 pages (!!!). Yummy yummy.
  • It has an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) which is the identifier that is used by booksellers, libraries to uniquely identify the publication.
  • U.S. price is listed as $35

It’s interesting to note that the band is listed as the author, and that Cameron Crowe is doing the intro. Judging by the exciting bits of detail above – “anecdotes, memorabilia, photos, tour notes, and drawing” – it seems only the guys and those close to them could provide and comment appropriately on the content included in the pages of this upcoming soon-to-be coffee table fixture for many of us.

Who among us will be buying two – one to drool on and paw through and one to keep on the shelf? Kathy’s hand is high up in the air.

Can’t wait to hear more about this gem of a book! PJ in print – Rock!

Kathy Davis ( Twitter: @CrookedArm23 )
A Bay-Area based entrepreneur, co-editor Kathy conceives and writes her share of TFT’s articles and sections. She was co-editor/co-founder of one of the first Pearl Jam fanzines "Footsteps" (1992-1997). Kathy’s first Pearl Jam show was at the Bridge School Benefit on November 1, 1992.
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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