Deluxe reissue pressed on 180g vinyl in nice gatefold sleeve and poster. When grunge took off in the early nineties, mainstream interest raised in a Seattle based band that had already ceased to exist but was very important in the formation process of Pearl Jam. Mother Love Bone was founded in 1988 by future Pearl Jam’s guitarist Stone Gossard and bassist Jeff Ament as an outlet for their Punk and Glam urges – citing Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin as their main influences. The band’s promising career was primarily cut short by the tragic death of vocalist Andrew Wood in 1990, after having released just one EP called Shine. More material from studio recordings with Wood was released as the Apple album. Riding Pearl Jam’s band wagon in 1992, Mother Love Bone was released as a combination of both releases – holding itself together as a seminal album with two bonus tracks: “Capricorn Sister” and “Lady Godiva Blues”. First 1500 copies are pressed on heavy weight purple vinyl!