Essential Pearl Jam CD (2013)

Artist: Pearl Jam

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Label Legacy/sony
SKU 254840796
UPC 888837896221
UPC 14 00888837896221
Format CD
Release Date 10/22/2013
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Author Pearl Jam
Compilation Appearance Bridge School Concerts 25Th Ann Ed
Associated Artist/Work Copycats
Associated Artist/Work Vitamin String Quartet
Technical Info
Engineer Dave Hillis; Don Gilmore; Ashley Stubbert; Adam Kasper; John Burton; Adam Samuels; Adrian Moore; Kevin Scott; Matt Bayles; Nick DiDia; Rick Parashar; Sam Hofstedt; Trina Shoemaker; Brendan O'Brien; Brett Eliason; Caram Costanzo
Producer Adam Kasper; Pearl Jam; Rick Parashar; Tchad Blake; Brendan O'Brien; Brett Eliason
CatalogID 8888378962
Lable Name Epic (USA)
Released 2004
Original Release 2013
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 143m : 0s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00888837896221
Album Notes and Credits
Audio Mixers: Nick DiDia; Tchad Blake; Tim Palmer; Brendan O'Brien ; Brett Eliason.
Photographers: Lance Mercer; Jeff Ament.
The 2013 compilation The Essential Pearl Jam is a retitled reissue of the 2004 collection Rearviewmirror: Greatest Hits 1991- 2003. Joe Strummer once claimed that the Clash had stardom in their hands, then they dropped it on the floor and broke it. Pearl Jam took the opposite tact: they purposely left stardom behind. Nirvana may have ushered in the age of grunge and alternative rock, but Pearl Jam were the biggest band in the land during the first half of the '90s, dominating radio airwaves, MTV, and college dorms alike. Most bands would have embraced such widespread acclaim, but the quintet bristled at this vein, and started to restlessly explore new musical territory, a move that eventually whittled their fan base down to just the hardcore by the beginning of the next decade. That hardcore following was still large, and the band could still have the occasional surprising crossover hit, like the 1999 cover of J. Frank Wilson's teen tragedy classic "Last Kiss" that went to number two on the Billboard charts, but they were no longer the biggest band in the land. Spanning two discs, Essential, like Rearviewmirror: Greatest Hits, chronicles that journey and it does an expert job not only of capturing the moment when Pearl Jam were monstrously popular, but proves that they still turned out good music even when they were fading from the spotlight. Unlike most career-spanning, multi-disc retrospectives, Rearviewmirror does not emphasize latter-day albums in order to achieve a sense of balance that's inherently phony. Of the 33 tracks, only 12 date from the post-Vitalogy era, which means that the bulk of the collection concentrates on their early-'90s heyday, and nearly every radio hit and concert staple is here, outside of the Victoria Williams cover "Crazy Mary" and "Tremor Christ." While their presence would have been nice, they're not terribly missed, partially because such non-LP cuts like "State of Love and Trust," "I Got ID," "Last Kiss," and "Man of the Hour" are collected here, but mainly because the compilation plays so well. The songs are divided into the "Up Side" and "Down Side," meaning the first disc has all the rockers and the second disc has all the ballads. At first, this seems like a questionable strategy, since it's usually preferable to have all the hits follow in chronological order, but what makes this work is that the songs on each disc are presented in chronological order, and they sustain their mood quite well (this is partially helped by Brendan O'Brien's new mixes of "Once," "Alive," and "Black," which retain the feeling of the original songs but remove much of the dated glossy sheen in the production). Distilled to their hits and anthems, all of Pearl Jam's best qualities shine through and they sound bigger, better, and frankly more coherent than they do on their full-length albums. And that's why Rearviewmirror is a cut above most '90s hits collections: it not only gives casual fans all the hits, but it captures why the band mattered while providing a better listen than their proper LPs in the process. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Disc 1
0 DISC 1:,DISC 2:
1 Once,Black
2 Alive,Breath
3 Even Flow,Daughter
4 Jeremy,Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
5 State of Love and Trust,Immortality
6 Animal,Betterman
7 Go,Nothingman
8 Dissident,Who You Are
9 Rearviewmirror,Off He Goes
10 Spin the Black Circle,Given to Fly
11 Corduroy,Wishlist
12 Not for You,Last Kiss
13 I Got ID,Nothing as It Seems
14 Hail Hail,Light Years
15 Do the Evolution,I Am Mine
16 Save You,Man of the Hour
17 Yellow Ledbetter
Disc 2
0 DISC 1:,DISC 2:
1 Once,Black
2 Alive,Breath
3 Even Flow,Daughter
4 Jeremy,Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
5 State of Love and Trust,Immortality
6 Animal,Betterman
7 Go,Nothingman
8 Dissident,Who You Are
9 Rearviewmirror,Off He Goes
10 Spin the Black Circle,Given to Fly
11 Corduroy,Wishlist
12 Not for You,Last Kiss
13 I Got ID,Nothing as It Seems
14 Hail Hail,Light Years
15 Do the Evolution,I Am Mine
16 Save You,Man of the Hour
17 Yellow Ledbetter
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