Monday, December 17, 2012

2006 World Tour European Leg Compilation

Pearl Jam returned to Europe after long 6 years break, and found very warm and enthusiastic welcome. All shows were great, especially the first part of the leg. Spanish and Portuguese crowds were extraordinary loud. Ed's vocal performance was fantastic, but in Madrid his voice suddenly cracked and never revived until maybe the end of Italian shows.

This compilation highlights the most memorable moments of the tour, such as part of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" on ukulele, or 'reverted' "Hunger Strike" duet with Eddie singing the first verse instead of his usual second.
  1. The Boys Are Back In Town
  2. Improv (My Verona)
  3. Come Back (Today Your Love Tomorrow The World)
  4. I Belive In Miracles
  5. Hunger Strike  (with Andrew Stockdale from Wolfmother)
  6. Improv (Portugal, Portugal)
  7. (Improv) Small Town
  8. (No Woman No Cry) Better Man (No Woman I Cry)
  9. Daughter (It's Ok)
  10. Even Flow
  11. (Iron Man)
  12. Thumbing My Way
  13. All Or None
  14. Black (Good Woman) (We Belong Together)
  15. Picture In A Frame
  16. Yellow Ledbetter

Sunday, May 27, 2012

2005 Covers Live

Tour 2005 (especially Canadian leg) was packed with covers. Some have never been played again. Some popular songs performances were very special: nice slow tempo "I Believe In Miracles", or "Rockin' In The Free World" with rap-like vocal adding from Bono of U2.
  1. I Believe In Miracles
  2. American In Me
  3. Running Back To Saskatoon
  4. Little Sister
  5. Driven To Tears
  6. The New World (with John Doe)
  7. (Ruby Tuesday)
  8. Trouble
  9. Harvest Moon
  10. A Sort Of Homecoming
  11. Fuckin' Up
  12. Rockin' In The Free World (with Bono of U2)
  13. Bleed For Me
  14. Kick Out The Jams (with Mudhoney)
  15. Baba O'Riley
  1. Going To California
  2. Money (That's All I Want)
  3. Fool In The Rain
  4. Thank You
Updated to ver. 2.00 (2012-12-17): massive update: compilation was altogether reworked to sound if like a show, removed songs: "Gimme Some Truth", "Crazy Mary"; added 4 songs from 2005-10-05 Chicago with Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin (audience audio).

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Fuckin-Ups Live

Just for fun. I had started to collect some spectacular fuck-ups from the band, maybe they would make you smile, my friends!
  1. Sometimes (first time ever Eddie forgets lyrics for the very opening song of the show!)
  2. Animal (song stopped due to electrical power supply falure, Ed jokes that maybe Bruce Springsteen, who played at that venue before them, didn't pay the bill for electricity?)
  3. Alone (Stone's guitar failure forced the band to make a break in the middle of the song)
  4. Better Man (Ed fucked up his most famous hit and commented: Tom Petty would never do that, never! He is a professional!)
  5. Love Boat Captain (aborted) (fuck, I can't remember!)
  6. Small Town (aborted) + Improv(Let Stone sing) (what was planned to be the Small Town ended up as "Let Stone sing!" funny improvisation)
  7. Crazy Mary (after spectacular equipment failure shocked Eddie said that he would never play this song again, but with the help of the audience they finished it; Ed about Mary: I never called her insane publicly before)
Updated to ver. 1.01 (2012-12-14): Added "Sometimes" and "Animal"

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

2006 World Tour US Leg 2 Compilation

The second part of 2006 World Tour started in Pittsburgh and then Pearl Jam travelled West, opening 6 shows for Tom Petty among other dates, and finished at gorgeous Gorge Amphitheatre not far from Seattle. Every show was fantastic, the band was in absolutely perfect shape, crowds were great, and even warming up for Tom Petty the band enjoyed loud support and singalongs.

In this compilation Corduroy and Better Man from Denver represent different approach for keys as Boom Gaspar was absent and replaced by Benmont Tench from Tom Petty's band. Bu$hleaguer is with "Georgie-boy" vocal intro. In Little Sister Ed's mistake was rectified with additional solo by Mike. Present Tense is one of the slightly alternated extended outro solo versions, as well as Big Wave. Leash "fox-news-fuck-you" is just a powerful pinnacle of the set, leading to a Yellow Ledbetter "good-bye".
  1. Corduroy
  2. Better Man (Save It For Later)
  3. Bu$hleaguer
  4. Daughter (It's Ok)
  5. Rearviewmirror
  6. Little Sister
  7. I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts
  8. American In Me (with members of Avengers)
  9. Big Wave
  10. Porch
  11. I Won't Back Down
  12. Waiting On A Friend
  13. Little Wing
  14. Present Tense
  15. Crown Of Thorns
  16. Leash
  17. Yellow Ledbetter (Star-Spangled Banner)

Monday, April 16, 2012

2006 World Tour US Leg 1 Compilation

The first leg of self-titled Pearl Jam album promotion tour (Avocado tour, as Ed mentioned) focused on the North-East of the USA. This leg included shows in large cities such as New-York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago. The band was in very good energetic mood, Ed's voice was great from the start and in the final shows was absolutely fantastic. After a long break and endless fans requests, Leash had returned to set-lists rotation. Also this tour provided us with many interesting improvs and alterations, some new covers. In my opinion, the most interesting show of this leg was Toronto, night 2 (and night 1 was very good too). The loudest crowd was in Boston, but overall audience singing was nothing in comparison to, for example, US tour in the same cities in 2010.

For this compilation I've selected some improvs, Alive with much longer final solo (Leash with longer solo went to Vs. Live compilation). After playing I Got Id Eddie revealed a secret that the core of this song had been taken from Neil Young's Cinnamon Girl and played it as a snippet. During Long Road's solo Mike played very unusual U2-like riffs. Daughter and Rearviewmirror feature new tags. Before Rats Matt played drum intro. Very good version of Immortality also includes intro (Ed plays it from time to time) and gorgeous extended outro. And the grand-finale for this compilation is Yellow Ledbetter. After very passionate and energetic Crazy Mary (slow tempo version) and Alive it takes easy and relaxed as Eddie couldn't hold his laughter at something during the first verse and then finished the song with the snippet of Rolling Stones' Beast Of Burden. Also check reworked Garden and more alterations in other songs.
  1. Long Road
  2. Comatose
  3. I Got Id (Cinnamon Girl)  -Ed reveals the secret of these songs
  4. (Toronto Improv 1) Whipping
  5. Daughter (To Come)
  6. Rats  (-with drum intro)
  7. Garden  (-reworked hardened version-2006)
  8. Porch
  9. (Toronto Improv 2)
  10. Wishlist (improv tag "I wish I was the president")
  11. Rearviewmirror
  12. Forever Young
  13. Immortality
  14. Crazy Mary
  15. Alive
  16. Yellow Ledbetter (Beast Of Burden)
Updated to ver. 1.02: Thumbing My Way removed, for better version is taken for European part.
Updated to ver. 1.03: Embedded mp3 album picture.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Plenty Of Time - Lost Eddie Vedder's song

"I purchased this demo tape off of ebay 12 years ago. There was limited information from the seller, other than that he purchased it at a yard sale in Montana. One side of the cassette contains three tracks I cannot identify as Bad Radio Songs. The fourth track is the acoustic version of Homeless. The other side of the cassette contains 4 recognized Bad Radio Songs.
The cassette holder is visible in the video. There is writing in white-out on the cassette, which labels one side "Bad Radio", and the other side "The Butts". A written note inside the cassette says "this is the butts first demo. must see live. keep in touch. eddie (phone #)"
If these three tracks are indeed The Butts and not Bad Radio, then I believe it will be the earliest known recordings from Eddie Vedder

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(as 320kbps mp3; I removed the gaps within the song)

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

2008 ITW US Tour leg 2 Compilation

As soon as the 2008 Pearl Jam US tour had been accomplished, Eddie Vedder continued with the second part of his own tour. This time he focused on the East Coast, visiting New York, Boston, Chicago, Toronto and other famous cities. Ed was joined by Liam Finn and Eliza Jane Barnes for back vocals. Set-lists for this tour featured more interesting covers, a lot of Neil Young's songs and some re-arranged Pearl Jam items, such as lullaby version of Better Man. This compilation is more of a romantic selection. Check also rare Ed's song All The Way, which he wrote in 2007 for Chicago Cubs, his favorite baseball team.
  1. (Small Town intro)
  2. I Can't Explain
  3. I'm One
  4. (Walk Hard)
  5. Society  -with Liam Finn
  6. Blackbird
  7. Better Man  -lullaby acoustic
  8. Long May You Run
  9. Old Man  -with L.Finn and E.J.Barnes
  10. Hurt
  11. Ship Song
  12. Helpless  -with E.J.Barnes
  13. Here's To The State Of... George W.
  14. Improv(East Coast)
  15. Small Town
  16. All The Way
  17. All Along The Watchtower