Pearl Jam has not, as of yet (2001) released a greatest hits album. When they do, it will possibly revive a lot of past feelings about the quintet that used to be the world's most popular band. Even so, many followers of Seattle's finest will find "Live on Two Legs" the closest thing, covering material from the band's first five studio albums and a couple surprises.
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.