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May 8, 2006 at 5:47 PM

Pearl Jam’s nod to nerds

It used to be cutting edge for bands to sell MP3 recordings of their shows.

Pearl Jam is doing that again on its current tour. But it’s also taking things to the next level – and probably winning over geek audiophiles – by offering higher quality, uncompressed recordings in the FLAC format for $5 more. (MP3 shows are $9.99 and FLACs are $14.99)

It’s a cool service, especially if you’re frustrated with thin-sounding MP3s. It’s not really a bootleg, though, if you’re paying the band $15 a pop.

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