Happy Birthday Vitalogy

igotid88igotid88 Posts: 15,501
edited November 2016 in The Porch
On November 22, 1994 Vitalogy was released on vinyl. Cd and cassettes were released on Dec. 06.
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  • jason_94jason_94 Toledo, OHPosts: 1,872
    Oh, I still remember that early morning....

    I remember, riding in my friend's car and driving you home after that wonderful midnight madness sale at Quonsenhut Records in Middleburg Heights, OH. I remember listening to Last Exit for the first time. What great memories.

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  • BinFrogBinFrog MAPosts: 7,290
    Ah yes, I remember it well. Standing outside Pure Pop in Burlington, VT waiting for the midnight sale, the night of Dec 5th. Good times.

    Can't believe that was 1/2 my life ago.
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  • dannydanny Posts: 1,998
    cracking album
    danny d
  • happy birthday too!! you havent aged a day vitalogy. still my fave PJ album. remember buying it in dublin and getting free tshirt!! that interlude into Last Exit and then bang. fab. ed vocals on immortality. The effortless way he sings on that lp. im going to put in on now.

    i wish i wish i wish i wish, i guess it never stops
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 20,269
    Corduroy! :D
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
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    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
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  • Thought this would be a good thread to share a picture of the Vitalogy book that I found many years ago. Probably the most off the wall piece in my PJ collection. But I think it's pretty cool. It was printed in 1923. Some pictures from the album are taken from this book.


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  • iammine16iammine16 Vancouver, BCPosts: 643
    I remember 1st hearing Tremor Christ prior to the release, I could not wait for the album...the joy I had when Last Exit came ripping into my ears, it became an instant classic for me! Happy Birthday Vitalogy, you have aged beautifly! :D :clap:
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  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 10,976
    I remember scooping up the vinyl on the first day. It was huge, the cover was awesome and the booklet with all the new songs/writings was glorious.
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  • in_the_mudin_the_mud Calgary ABPosts: 491
    Yeah, I remember waiting for VITALOGY to release and I remember listening to it for the first time.
    That was back in Poland and I was 17. Cannot believe it was that long ago.
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  • Princess BulldozerPrincess Bulldozer Mannheim, GermanyPosts: 952
    Thought this would be a good thread to share a picture of the Vitalogy book that I found many years ago. Probably the most off the wall piece in my PJ collection. But I think it's pretty cool. It was printed in 1923. Some pictures from the album are taken from this book.


    Vitalogy.jpg

    2012-12-06095538sm.jpg

    That is really cool.
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  • djklambakedjklambake PHX, AZPosts: 2,503
    This was a rough month for me. I'd wanted the album so damn bad, but my sister wanted to get it for me for Xmas. Spent a lot of time at a friend's house who had the vinyl. Really only hung out with the guy just to listen to Vitalogy.
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  • smanchac1smanchac1 Posts: 2,256
    Funny story about Vitalogy..

    I had fell in love w pj at a young age with ten and vs.

    A friends was going to get the album before I could because I was only 12 years old and never had money.

    So he made me a tape.

    As soon as I got home after school I put it into my yellow Sony Walkman tape player. I remember I was working In the yard after school.

    Once the album started I was like whoa - this is weird! Eddie sounds so deep!

    I listened to the first had of the tape and flipped it over. Suddenly I realized there was a problem with the tape and my Walkman was not reading it properly.

    I then went inside and before listening to side two, listened to side one again and was laughing so hard at my self for not realizing that the tape had been dragging like 3/4 speed (slowed down by 1/4) the whole time.

    Still a vivid memory after all these years...
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  • ehbaconehbacon Posts: 1,920
    When I was a toddler and very little, my dad used to play me a few songs off of his favorite records, Thunder Road from Born to Run, Yesterday from Help, and Better Man from Vitalogy. He also had (for some reason) a Tokyo 2003 album, from which he played me songs like Daughter, Black, Alive, Last Kiss and Yellow Ledbetter. My two favorite songs growing were Better Man, and Last Kiss. Whenever I heard those songs something would kinda go through me and everything would just feel special.

    Point of the story is thanks Dad and Vitalogy for leading me to where I am today :)
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  • javis el errantejavis el errante Buenos AiresPosts: 6,048
    BinFrog said:

    Ah yes, I remember it well. Standing outside Pure Pop in Burlington, VT waiting for the midnight sale, the night of Dec 5th. Good times.



    Can't believe that was 1/2 my life ago.

    Tru dat, 39 here... Mid December, very hot in downtown Buenos Aires, imports took a while, don't remember the date, but I remember buying it at Gapul, the only store which had it, 25 USD, plus 42 USD for The Beatles Live at the BBC... Gonna toast for my fav PJ album since it's has come of drinking age...
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  • rockpantsrockpants BCPosts: 830
    PJ's Twitter wrote this and I'm kinda facepalmy about it: Vitalogy was released on this day today, two weeks after its release on vinyl (11/22/1994). #PearlJam #Vitalogy
    I don't think they intended it to indicate that the vinyl was released on November 8th, 1994, but that's how it reads.
    Change the 'before' to 'after' and 'vinyl' to 'CD' and it's a correct statement:
    Vitalogy was released on this day today, two weeks BEFORE its release on CD (11/22/1994). #PearlJam #Vitalogy
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    Social media nitpickiness aside, I used to pack the whole CD with me to school and go over the liner notes during Silent Reading. It is now held together with hinges made from duct tape.
  • FrankY59FrankY59 Posts: 1,031
    Right before Vitalogy was released was about the time I was getting into Pearl Jam. I had three sisters so a lot of pop music in my household. Fortunately I resisted and after getting this album for Christmas I quickly went back to Ten and Versus and caught myself up.
  • FrankY59 said:

    Right before Vitalogy was released was about the time I was getting into Pearl Jam. I had three sisters so a lot of pop music in my household. Fortunately I resisted and after getting this album for Christmas I quickly went back to Ten and Versus and caught myself up.

    Curious as to what you thought of Ten after hearing Vitalogy first?

    I still think Last Exit and Immortality are some of PJ's finest written songs. This album has so many gems on it. Satan's bed, Whipping, hell I LOVE bugs always have!
  • joseph33joseph33 NashvillePosts: 761
    I thought The Whipping was the greatest ode to punk ever!!!! Been awhile since i was 15.
  • dannydanny Posts: 1,998
    awesome
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  • BettrMan21BettrMan21 Chattanooga,TnPosts: 188
    I had just gotten my 1984 Chevy Blazer and my mother put a CD player in it as an early Christmas gift. I was barely 16. I would sit in the driveway at night and listen to Corduroy over and over and over. Vitalogy is one of my oldest, best friends. Now we can have a beer together.
  • BettrMan21BettrMan21 Chattanooga,TnPosts: 188
    ehbacon said:

    When I was a toddler and very little, my dad used to play me a few songs off of his favorite records, Thunder Road from Born to Run, Yesterday from Help, and Better Man from Vitalogy. He also had (for some reason) a Tokyo 2003 album, from which he played me songs like Daughter, Black, Alive, Last Kiss and Yellow Ledbetter. My two favorite songs growing were Better Man, and Last Kiss. Whenever I heard those songs something would kinda go through me and everything would just feel special.

    Point of the story is thanks Dad and Vitalogy for leading me to where I am today :)

    I hope my son tells the same stories of me, one day. He's 7 and music has always been our strongest (and most fun) bond.

  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 20,269
    That artwork... :bow:
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    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.


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  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 15,501
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    Vitalogy was first released on vinyl, followed by a release on CD and cassette two weeks later on December 6, 1994. selling 877,000 copies in its first week. The album has been certified five times platinum by the RIAA in the United States
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  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 20,269
    :joy:
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.


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  • freecandy44freecandy44 PittsburghishPosts: 90
    Vitalogy is about as perfect as an album can be.
  • ehbaconehbacon Posts: 1,920

    Vitalogy is about as perfect as an album can be.

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