Pearl Jam Twenty book + Cameron Crowe film

Pearl Jam Twenty to be published by Atlantic Books on 13 September 2011

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Atlantic Books are delighted to announce that they will publish Pearl Jam Twenty an intimate, unprecedented, and lavishly illustrated self-portrait of one of the world's most influential and successful bands, on 13th September this year.

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Published in celebration of Pearl Jam's twentieth anniversary and in conjunction with Cameron Crowe's definitive documentary film and soundtrack of the same title, Pearl Jam Twenty is an aesthetically stunning and definitive chronicle of their two decades as a band. The book was acquired by Ravi Mirchandani, Atlantic's Editor-in-Chief, from David Vigliano of Vigliano Associates.

In 1991, Pearl Jam's debut album, Ten catapulted the little-known Seattle-based band into superstardom. Then, at the height of their popularity, the band shunned the spotlight, refusing to shoot videos or do interviews.

Even as Pearl Jam's studio albums continued to be critically acclaimed and commercially successful, selling over 60 million albums worldwide, the inner workings of the band - their day-to-day routines, influences, and motivations - remained unknown even to their diehard fans.

Twenty years later, this is their story. Pearl Jam Twenty is a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes anecdotes, rare archival memorabilia, and the band's personal photos, tour notes and drawings.

Told with wit and insight in the band members' own words, assembled by veteran music writer Jonathan Cohen with Mark Wilkerson - and including a foreword by Cameron Crowe along with original interviews with legends and contemporaries like Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and Dave Grohl - this intimate work provides an in-depth look at a group of musicians who through defying convention established themselves as "the greatest American rock band ever" (USA Today Readers’ Poll 2005).

Pearl Jam is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1991. Frontman Eddie Vedder is joined by Jeff Ament (bass), Mike McCready (guitar), Stone Gossard (guitar), and Matt Cameron (drums).

Pearl Jam broke into the mainstream with its debut album, Ten, and was one of the key bands of the grunge movement in the early 1990s. Since its inception, the band has sold an estimated sixty million records worldwide, and outlasted many of its contemporaries to be considered one of the most influential bands in history.

Pearl Jam has released nine studio albums, most recently 'Backspacer' in 2009, all of which have reached the top five on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Throughout its career, Pearl Jam has used its celebrity to fight for fans and the public and is recognized globally for their deep commitment to social justice.

PJ20: 2011 is a yearlong celebration of Pearl Jam's twenty-year history. The band started off the year with the release of a new live compilation album, Live on Ten Legs, followed by the expanded reissues of Vs. and Vitalogy in March.

Things kick into high gear in September with the Alpine Valley Labor Day anniversary weekend concert, followed by the release of Cameron Crowe's film, Pearl Jam Twenty, with accompanying book and soundtrack album.

The film's U.S. television premiere will be Friday, October 21, 2011 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), as part of the prestigious PBS "American Masters" series, airing during the first-ever PBS Arts Fall Festival.

Atlantic Books was founded in 2000. It now publishes about 100 books a year from its offices in Holborn, London. In 2009, it was named Independent Publisher of the Year and Imprint of the Year at the British Book Awards.

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