Mother Love Bone: On Earth As It Is- the Complete Works collects MLB’s two recordings, Apple and Shine, remasters them and puts them on one disc (or series of LPs). The package also collects over 20 b-side, alternate versions and rarities, like lead singer Andrew Wood’s demo for “Chloe Dancer,” and a live version of “Stardog Champion” featuring Chris Cornell.
Check out the details and pre-order on Amazon (ships November 11th).
Before forming Pearl Jam, Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard were in Mother Love Bone. Just before the release of their debut album in 1990, their singer Andy Wood died of a drug overdose. The Kitsap Sun described him as, “a cherubic singer who pranced the stage in spandex, white face paint and glitter, and seemed destined for stardom.”
Members of the band joined up to mourn his death with friend Chris Cornell as Temple of The Dog before morphing with Eddie Vedder into Mookie Blaylock and ultimately Pearl Jam.
My favourite Mother Love Bone jam? Has to be the extended “Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns.”