Thursday, March 24, 2011

2010 Covers Live

The 2010 tour produced 5 new covers, 2 of them have been played one time only ("OTO" songs). Jersey Girl and Goin Back To Indiana have been played one time before in 1998. And let this MSG performance of Hunger Strike be there until we finally get that famous 2003 Temple Of The Dog set with Chris Cornell in soundboard quality! Note, that Walk With Me from the second Bridge School show is a bit different to the first one, used in 2010 European tour compilation.
  1. Public Image (Public Image Limited cover)
  2. Arms Aloft (Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros cover)
  3. Walk With Me* -with Neil Young (Neil Young cover)
  4. Dancing Barefoot* (Patti Smith cover)
  5. Jersey Girl (Tom Waits cover)
  6. (Brain Damage) (Pink Floyd cover)
  7. Goin' Back To Indiana (Jackson 5 cover)
  8. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love (Van Halen cover)
  9. Hunger Strike -with Ben Bridwell from Band Of Horses (Temple Of The Dog song)
* - taken from audience recordings of 2010 Bridge School Benefit shows. Dancing Barefoot is heavily enhanced from original source.

Monday, March 7, 2011

2010 European Tour Compilation

European part of 2010 tour was mainly a festival run with shortened and pretty similar set lists, except only couple of "normal" shows. Also Ed's vocal form was nothing in comparison to previous fantastic US leg. But we cannot rate European tour as a heap of garbage. The first highlight was the debut of brand new song - Of The Earth, maybe the heaviest and most agressive song musically after the Ten era. And this is the first song with improv jam inside after Rearviewmirror! The second highlight was very touching Moment of silence during Berlin show dedicated to "nine friends we'll never know" - the victims of Roskilde tragedy 10 years ago. Next song performed was Come Back and Eddie could not hold his tears during singing. This is why this Come Back is definitely not the best live Come Back, but I strongly believe that this touching performance must not be omitted from this compilation.

As the European tour did not provide too many special songs, I also used songs from 2010 Bridge School Benefit (I had to use these beautiful songs somewhere!). Debut of Santa Cruz, two new great covers, "lullaby" version of Better Man (Ed played it before in his solo shows) are the real pearls for this compilation. And finally I've found a good modern Release not disrupted by Boom Gaspar's piano "playing". :)

My personal favorite show for this tour is Portugal. Also Irish shows were interesting to listen. And, in opposition to fan's reviews, French gig was loud and good.
  1. Release
  2. (Brain Damage)
  3. Corduroy
  4. No Way
  5. (falstart improv) Comatose
  6. Arms Aloft
  7. Even Flow
  8. Improv (Portugal, Portugal)
  9. Of The Earth (with very early lyrics)
  10. Just Breathe
  11. Santa Cruz* (acoustic)
  12. Dancing Barefoot* (acoustic)
  13. Better Man* (re-arranged "lullaby" version; acoustic)
  14. Walk With Me* (with Neil Young; acoustic)
  15. Black* (piano and strings version; acoustic)
  16. (Moment of silence) (dedicated to Roskilde tragedy 10 years ago that day)
  17. Come Back
  18. Yellow Ledbetter
* - Audience recordings from Bridge School Benefit shows.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Riot Act Live

Riot Act is very dark depressive album. Songs from Can't Keep to Thumbing My Way (plus All Or None) are strongly bound together lyrically with Eddie failing to find the way out of problems around him and around the world. Some songs are nothing but the enraged political attacks. Maybe this is why so many cool and positive outtakes from Riot Act sessions were omitted from the album.
Down, Undone, Last Soldier - this compilation has got very strong bonus. There's no Arc in set-list because the band erased all it's live performances from 2003-tour official bootlegs. But you could hear this song in Eddie Vedder's solo bootlegs from 2008 and 2009. And there's no Help Help because it was performed only in 2003, but my work on this year still has not been started.
  1. Can't Keep
  2. Save You
  3. Love Boat Captain
  4. Cropduster
  5. Ghost
  6. I Am Mine
  7. Thumbing My Way
  8. You Are
  9. Get Right
  10. Green Disease
  11. Bu$hleaguer
  12. 1/2 Full
  13. All Or None
  14. You're True
  15. Other Side
  16. Man Of The Hour
  17. Undone
  18. Down (acoustic)
  19. Last Soldier
Updated to ver. 1.01 (2011-03-01). Many changes to bonus section: added Other Side from 2010 Bridge School Benefit 2; You're True is now from 2006 Honolulu; Undone is now from 2006 Newcastle; excluded "electric" version of Down; changed song's order in bonus section; some files rewaved.
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