On this day in music history: December 6, 1994 - “Vitalogy”, the third album by Pearl Jam is released (the vinyl LP will be released on November 22, 1994). Produced by Brendan O’Brien and Pearl Jam, it is recorded at Bad Animals Studios in Seattle, WA, Southern Tracks Recording, Doppler Studios in Atlanta, GA, and Kingsway Studios in New Orleans, LA from November 1993 - October 1994. The band will write the material for the album during the tour for their previous release “Vs.” and record it over a period of eleven months. The original working title for the album is “Life” which will be changed to “Vitalogy” (meaning “the study of life”), which is the name of an early twentieth century medical book, of which lead singer Eddie Vedder owns a copy. Text and illustrations from the book will be included in the booklet that comes packaged with the album. In an unconventional move, “Vitalogy” will be released on vinyl two weeks ahead of the CD and cassette configurations, selling enough copies (35,000 units) for it to actually enter the chart at #55. It will drop to #173 in its second week, but will leap to number one on December 24, 1994 two weeks after the CD and cassette versions are released (selling 877,000 copies that week). It will spin off three singles including “Spin The Black Circle” (#18 Pop) and “Better Man” (#13 Pop). Pearl Jam will win the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance for “Spin” in 1996. Like the album itself, all three singles will be pressed as vinyl 45’s with accompanying picture sleeves. The original vinyl LP package will come with a booklet featuring text and illustations from from the medical book, along with song lyrics. “Vitalogy” will spend 1 week at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 5x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
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#NelsonMandela: Rest In Paridise, Madiba. 20 weeks ago, I posted this photo on his birthday. On #MandelaDay. Today, we remember one of this most prolific men of our time. To one of the most fearless, strong, and exemplary icons, we thank you.
B. Fly is a true Philadelphian. Born and raised in South Philadelphia she personifies that Philly Soul Sound. Her unique style and great songwriting B. Fly definitely is working her “Over Time Grind” to become one of Philly’s Greats! Working with her own personal band “The Co-Pilot’s” B. Fly is currently working on her Debut Album
“Just My Thoughts”.