The song was inspired by the suicide of 15 year old Jeremy Wade Delle, who shot himself in front of classmates at Richardson High School in Texas in January 1991. The track appeared on the band’s debut album and was released as a single the following year.
However, the original Mark Pellington-directed video wasn’t allowed to be broadcast in the US due to the country’s TV censorship laws – with the band releasing the uncensored version for National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
Pearl Jam say: “The increase in gun violence since the debut of Jeremy is staggering. We have released the uncensored version of the video which was unavailable in 1992 with TV censorship laws.
“We have also released an updated Choices shirt with all proceeds to support organisations working to prevent gun violence. We can prevent gun deaths whether mass shootings, deaths of despair, law enforcement, or accidental.”
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- Pearl Jam - Vault 29 - Live At Third Man Records + Mailer - US - vinyl LP - £150.00, $184.50, €175.50 (New Item) (arrived 26-Nov-2022 11:42)on December 3, 2022 at 3:12 pm
PEARL JAM Vault 29 - Live At Third Man Records (2016 US Third Man limited edition Complete Vault package containing an 8-track LP pressed on black and orange split Vinyl which captures an exclusive live set recorded at Third Man in Nashville, also includes a Bonus Eddie Vedder single 7", Third Man swe on patch, Pearl Jam badge and a 60-page hardback photo book, all contents are Near Mint and are still housed in their open Third Man card mailer TMR388)
- Pearl Jam - Ten - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £24.99, $30.74, €29.24 (New Item) (arrived 08-Nov-2022 16:53)on December 3, 2022 at 3:12 pm
PEARL JAM Ten (2021 UK/EU 11-track black vinyl LP, their debut album first released in August 1991 featuring the hit singles Alive, Even Flow and Jeremy. Picture sleeve reproducing the original artwork, picture inner and factory sealed. Essential) #Top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
- Pearl Jam - Vitalogy - UK - vinyl LP - £95.00, $116.85, €111.15 (New Item) (arrived 05-Nov-2022 11:33)on December 3, 2022 at 3:12 pm
PEARL JAM Vitalogy (1994 UK 14-track LP, complete with picture inner & eight page illustrated lyric booklet, superb gold embossed gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light creasing (especially to opening edge) & the vinyl shows only a few light signs of play)
- Pearl Jam - Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991-2003: Volume 2) - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £29.99, $36.89, €35.09 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2022 08:45)on December 3, 2022 at 3:12 pm
PEARL JAM Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991-2003: Volume 2) (2022 UK/EU 16-track double album 2-LP pressed on black vinyl, mastered by the legendary Bob Ludwig. Featuring Black, Daughter, Immortality, Who Are You, Wishlist, I Am Mine, and regular show-closer Yellow Ledbetter. Gatefold pciture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed)
- Pearl Jam - Vs - Remastered 180 Gram - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £26.99, $33.20, €31.58 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2022 08:30)on December 3, 2022 at 3:12 pm
PEARL JAM Vs (2016 UK/EU 12-track LP, remastered and pressed on 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl. Their explosive second album, originally released in 1993 and including the singles Go, Daughter, Animal, and Dissident. Housed inside a gatefold picture sleeve replicating the original 'sheep' cover art, factory sealed. Recommended)