Christmas has truly come early for Pearl Jam fans worldwide. Earlier this morning, the alt-rock legends announced a batch of 2020 tour dates — their first in nearly two years. Now, they’re launching a music series that will see their holiday singles hit digital streaming platforms for the very first time.
Officially dubbed the “12 Days of Pearl Jam”, the campaign comes via the band’s long-running fan club, Ten Club. As the series’ name implies, the band will proceed to reveal one of its holiday songs each day for the next 12 days. The tracks will also later be included on a seasonal playlist found on Spotify.
The first entry to be unveiled is “Let Me Sleep (Christmas Time)”, which was Pearl Jam’s first-ever holiday song. Originally shared in 1991, it’s streaming below.
Update: The second entry is a cover of The Sonics’ “Don’t Believe in Christmas”, which initially arrived back on New Year’s Eve 2002. The third and fourth installments are 1993’s “Angel” and PJ’s cover of “Jingle Bells”. The fifth track is 2007’s “Santa God” featuring Jeff Ament on organ, and track six is “Falling Down” from 2010.
The seventh day of 12 Days of Pearl Jam brings the 2008 vinyl single “Santa Cruz”. Track eight is PJ’s 2006 cover of The Who’s “Love Reign O’er Me”, and track nine is the band’s version of Ramones’ “I Believe in Miracles”.
Track 10 is Pearl Jam’s cover of “Gimme Some Truth” by John Lennon, and track 11 is a live recording of “History Never Repeats” featuring Neil Finn and Tim Finn. For the 12th and final day, Pearl Jam gifted fans with a full live recording of the band’s December 8th, 1993 Mercer Arena in Seattle.