- Audio CD (Nov. 24 1998)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Live
- Label: Sony Music Canada Inc.
- ASIN: B00000FC86
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | LP Record | Mini-Disc
- Average Customer Review: 117 customer reviews
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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
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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.
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. They have made 2 studio albums since this tour to hear those songs live I reccomend you get any of their official live bootlegs. Pearl Jam are a great band and they really are one of the best live bands ever.
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