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Live On Two Legs Live
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Seventy-one minutes of live Pearl Jam plus an unreleased song? It's aural nirvana for fans of the reclusive, integrity-driven Seattle quintet. Pearl Jam are nothing if not passionate and unabashedly rocking, and this 16-track offering, recorded during their Yield tour, illustrates why the mumbly voiced rock deity and his band of merry men inspire such ardor in their followers. Eddie Vedder's emotive vocals, Mike McCready and Stone Gossard's raw and raging fretwork and edgy, catchy, whisper-to-a-scream dynamics are deftly and inspiringly captured. Though a few staples (including "Jeremy") are missing, songs running the gamut of the band's seven-year career--from "Corduroy" to "Nothingman" to the Neil Young-penned "F*ckin' Up"--more than make up for any exclusions. The breadth and scope found on Live on Two Legs (a take on the Queen song, "Death on Two Legs"?) proves the once über-"alternative" Pearl Jam have struck a loud chord in the mainstream...and that's not a bad thing. --Katherine Turman
Top Customer Reviews
1. Corduroy. Great song from Vitalogy. Starts this live album off right.
2. Given to Fly. My favorite of all Pearl Jam songs. Taken from the Yield album this live version soars and gives me chills. Amazing song.
3. Hail Hail. Great fast paced rock song taken from No Code.
4. Daughter. An acoustic driven song that has a special addition part added on while played live. Taken from Vs.
5. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town. Another acoustic song taken from Vs. One of the better tunes to sing along too.
6. Untitled. This song is not from an album and can be considered as the intro to MFC.
7. MFC. Good midpaced rocker taken from the Yield album.
8. Go. This is a really fast punkish song taken from Vs. One of my favorites.
9. Red Mosquito. Great opening guitar and really good song from the No Code album.
10. Evenflow. Hit song from Ten. The guitar interplay and solos are wonderful.
11. Off He Goes. Great acoustic song from No Code.
12. Nothingman. Another acoustic singalong from Vitalogy.
13. Do the Evolution. Fast paced punk rocker that really scorches. Taken from Yield.
14. Betterman. Big hit off of Vitalogy. Starts slow and acoustic before they crank up the amps.
15. Black. Perhaps the greatest version ever recorded. Taken from Ten.
16. F*ckin Up. Neil Young cover. Great album closer.
This is a realy good CD to start your Pearl Jam collection. I reccomend getting all of their albums.Read more ›
For a live Pearl Jam experience this feels pieced together with distinct song breaks and an abbreviated play list. Every single one of the bootlegs with the exception of Seattle 2 are double CD sets (Seattle is three). With the bootlegs you get all of the crowd interludes, the funny mistakes, the inter-set dialogue. With Live on Two legs you do get some good music, but it is more refined. Refined in the sense that someone was able to take their best cuts from the whole tour and compile them, mesh them together so what is left is something less than the "concert" experience.
Granted the band sounds great and truly transform some of the songs from the studio versions. I was never drawn so much to "Given To Fly" from "Yield" until I heard it played live. Their best version is on the Pearl Jam Live DVD in St Louis with a deaf interpreter signing and dancing on stage with Eddie. Other standouts from Live on Two Legs are the "untitled" prelude to MFC. It was also great to hear "Red Mosquito" included here with a truly emotive powerful guitar bridge ala the axe-slinging brilliance of Mike McCready.
For intensity and purity skip this one and go get the Katowice Poland (night 2) from the bootlegs, then you'll know what I mean and hear what PJ is supposed to sound like live.
After the record breaking extrication of 40+ live albums from the "Binaural" tours, THIS will probably be the live album that most PJ fans will reach for first after the dust has settled. "Corduroy," a Vitalogy track that got mild radio play back in the mid-ninties sounds new, fresh, and kicks off the amazing set. "Given to Fly," "MFC," and "Evolution" are from the band's most recent release (at the time) "Yield," but the spotlight is shared equally with all of their album's, showing the band's confidence in itself throughout their full career, even though the radio has played more from some of their albums than others. Some "Untold Hero" Songs like "Hail, Hail" and "Go" wow the long-time fans, while the band plays some better known tunes, too; "Even Flow," "Daughter," and "Better Man." The band shifts from rockers ("Evolution" and "Red Mosquito") to a very impressive softer, acoustic-based set ("Elderly Woman," "Off He Goes," and "Black.") "Live on Two Legs" shows one of the finest bands of this generation covering ALL of their facets, while flaunting Vedder's classic mumbling-to-screams vocals to Mike McCready's blistering riffs and solos. This band had it all.... And so does their best live album.
Most recent customer reviews
i got to say that is a great cd to begin the journey of knowing pearl jam, why?, because i start that way; long ago i ask my mom to give me this cd for x-mas because even flow was... Read morePublished on June 16 2004
This 16-track disc was recorded live from the band's summer tour not to long ago.I've never had any Pearl Jam bootlegs before,so I was really glad to recieve this title. Read morePublished on April 30 2004 by Mike Reed
why not 5 stars you ask? well, considering they have released official bootlegs for each concert during the entire 2000 and 2003 tours, this live album falls a bit short in... Read morePublished on April 20 2004
This is my favorite Pearl Jam album and quite frankly my favorite CD in my extensive collection. I have actually bought two copies because one was ruined from excessive scratches... Read morePublished on April 6 2004
Before Pearl Jam blitzed the market with the Bootleg collection in 200/01, there was the small matter of Live On Two Legs, a mish-mash of various performances from the Yield tour... Read morePublished on March 8 2004 by D. C. Bobb
This was a good live PJ recording at the time it was released but Pearl Jam has released so many live recordings now it puts this collection to shame. Read morePublished on Oct. 15 2003 by D. Hansen
any album wi any thing ti di wi the vedar man has to be a five fukin star product no forgeting any other band members cause wi all know it s no a one man band but the singing that... Read morePublished on Sept. 11 2003 by danjibar dig
Depending on what you like, this is a 16 track live "hits" album. I personally don't miss "Jeremy" or "Alive". Read morePublished on June 29 2003 by H3@+h
Why are Pearl Jam in self-denial?? 'Alive' was without a doubt the best song they have ever produced for a LIVE audience [none better].. why isnt it here??Published on May 27 2003