140 / 150 Gram Vinyl Record
25th Anniversary Edition 150-gram LP
Mastered specifically for vinyl by Bob Ludwig
From Sony/Legacy Recordings somes Pearl Jam's No Code reissued on 150-gram black vinyl to celebrate its 25th Anniversary. Features recreations of the original packaging, including a set of nine replica Polaroids/lyric cards.
The 1996 sessions for No Code featured longtime producer Brendan O'Brien (his third consecutive collaboration with the band) and drummer Jack Irons, who'd joined the band at the end of the Vitalogy sessions. They explored new approaches to writing and recording, developing songs out of jam sessions and eschewing their stadium-grunge style for self-examining ballads, garage rock and even psychedelic sounds. No Code became the band's third consecutive No. 1 album, with lead single "Who You Are" topping Billboard's Modern Rock chart.
"From the subtle, winding opener, 'Sometimes,' and the near-prayer of the single, 'Who You Are,' the band reaches into new territory, working with droning, mantra-like riffs and vocals, layered exotic percussion, and a newfound subtlety. Of course, they haven't left behind hard rock, but like any Pearl Jam record, the heart of No Code doesn't lie in the harder songs, it lies in the slower numbers and the ballads, which give Vedder the best platform for his soul-searching: 'Present Tense,' 'Off He Goes,' 'In My Tree,' and 'Around the Bend' equal the group's earlier masterpieces." — AllMusic
|2. Hail, Hail|
|3. Who You Are|
|4. In My Tree|
|6. Off He Goes|
|2. Red Mosquito|
|4. Present Tense|
|6. I’m Open|
|7. Around The Bend|