The version recorded for Vs. appears on the 2003 rarities compilation, Lost Dogs. Hosted by Jessi and Kate. [47], On April 16, 2016 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina, Pearl Jam played the entire album in order as part of the band's set.[48]. According to Ament, the cover was a representation of how the band felt at the time, with Ament stating "we were slaves". 12 tracks (51:59). While not rare, they went out of print quickly and are now hard to find. "A lot of it had to do with being in the eye of the storm and not being able to think straight. All of the charts, sales and streams, constantly updated. Pearl Jam est l'un des groupes de musique, qui fut parmi les plus populaires au début des années 1990. Succès grunge, il est évident que ce groupe profita de la personnalité troublée sinon sombre de son chanteur-parolier (Eddie Vedder) originaire de Chicago, puis ayant vécu à San Diego (USA) où il fut contacté par Jack Irons, ancien RHCP qui lui fit par… "[16] Village Voice critic Robert Christgau gave the album a "dud" rating. In a 2002 interview, guitarist Mike McCready said, "The band was blown up pretty big and everything was pretty crazy. "[10] Besides the heavier songs, the album features two acoustic ballads in "Daughter" and "Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town". Vs. occupied the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart for five weeks, the longest duration for a Pearl Jam album. Hi all, First time post here, but just looking to see if anyone can shed any light on this. Luckily I had already snagged a ticket in the artist pre-sale. "[11] In a 2002 interview, Gossard said, "We got our heavyosity out on that record. "[8] Eventually the band was able to get "back on track" according to Ament as Vedder was allowed "to get in the space of his songs". Go directly to shout page. Vs. (Expanded Edition)~ Release by Pearl Jam (see all versions of this release, 19 available) "[2] Vs. was the first Pearl Jam album to have production duties handled by Brendan O'Brien. Regarding the title Vs., Vedder said, "They were writing all these articles ... Our band against somebody else's band. [5] Paul Evans of Rolling Stone said "'Animal', 'Daughter' and 'Blood' ... are songs of a kind of ritual passion, tapping into something truly wild. Legacy Recordings vous propose « Vs » (1993) et « Vitalogy » (1994) en vinyles 180 grammes remasterisés en édition limitée. I just didn't feel comfortable in the place we were at because it was very comfortable. Guitarist Stone Gossard said, "I think we allowed things to develop in a more natural, band-oriented sort of way, rather than me bringing in a bunch of stuff that was already arranged." Écoutez de la musique en streaming sans publicité ou achetez des CDs et MP3 maintenant sur Amazon.fr. [1] After a relentless touring schedule in support of their 1991 debut album Ten, Pearl Jam headed into the studio in early 1993 facing the challenge of following up the commercial success of its debut. "[7], The first week of recording produced "Go", "Blood", "Rats", and "Leash" before the band hit a lull. [29] "We pulled back after the second record pretty hard," Ament stated. [41], Several songs from the band's third album, Vitalogy, were premiered during this tour. Vs. (pronounced versus) is the second studio album by American rock band Pearl Jam, released October 19, 1993 through Epic Records. Pearl Jam decided to scale back its commercial efforts for Vs., including declining to produce music videos for any of the album’s singles. On ne présente plus Pearl Jam le groupe Rock US issu de la scène Grunge aux 60 millions d'albums vendus dont 32 millions rien qu'aux Etats Unis. Pearl Jam used to have all their albums available on Spotify UK. Expanded Edition (3 Bonus Tracks) de Pearl Jam sur Amazon Music. Some user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Upon its release, Vs. set the record for most copies of an album sold during its first week, a record it held for five years. Performed April 12, 1994 at the Orpheum Theater, Boston, MA. Luckily I had already snagged a ticket in the artist pre-sale. It was also the band's first album with drummer Dave Abbruzzese, who had joined the band in August 1991 and toured for the album Ten. Album tracks "Glorified G" and "Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town" also charted. Two songs recorded during the sessions but left off the album later appeared on the band's follow-up Vitalogy: "Whipping" and "Better Man". I still have some regrets about that, even though in the end it was probably better that we played the last two weeks of the tour. Playing via Spotify … [86], *sales figures based on certification alone^shipments figures based on certification alone. ‎A podcast dedicated to the Pearl Jam songbook. [57] Pearl Jam's cover of the Victoria Williams song "Crazy Mary" (to which Williams herself contributed background vocals and guitar)[58] was also recorded during these sessions. [39], Pearl Jam promoted the album with tours in the United States in the fall of 1993 and the spring of 1994. [3] In order to keep up his intensity, Vedder traveled into San Francisco and began sleeping in his truck,[3] as well as the sauna at the recording studio. Originally, the album was titled Five Against One (The song "Animal" features the lyric "One, two, three, four, five against one ..."). Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town, Music For The Motion Picture Into The Wild, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Listen free to Pearl Jam – Vs (Go, Animal and more). "), and the media ("Blood"). ", "Pearl Jam Shows:1993 May 13, Slim's Café San Francisco, California", "Sweet Relief - A Benefit For Victoria Williams", "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 58, No. "[3] The album title was changed at the last minute, first to a self-titled album and then to Vs., a nod to the general theme of conflict present in most of the songs on the album. [56] According to Gossard, "Hard to Imagine" was cut from Vs. because the band already had enough mellow songs for the album. The song became a hit and helped solidify the group's success following. [42] A few days later, the body of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was found in his home in Seattle due to an apparent suicide, which deeply affected Vedder. Upon its release, Vs. set the record for most copies of an album sold in its first week, a record it held for five years. [8] Another song recorded during the sessions is "Hard to Imagine",[55] which later appeared on the soundtrack for the 1998 film, Chicago Cab; however, that version was recorded during sessions for Vitalogy. [13][14], "Glorified G", a song mocking gun enthusiasts, was inspired by an incident that involved Abbruzzese telling the band he had just bought two guns, which sparked a conversation about guns within the band. I was lost and didn't know if we should play, or if we should just go home, or if we should attend the services. Watch the video for Glorified G (Remastered) from Pearl Jam's vs. There are also different versions of the album that are unrelated to the title. The album has been certified seven times platinum by the RIAA in the United States. [28], Pearl Jam made a conscious decision beginning with the release of Vs. to scale back its commercial efforts. Industry insiders compared Pearl Jam's tour to the touring habits of Led Zeppelin, in that the band "ignored the press and took its music directly to the fans". Vs. is the second studio album by the American alternative rock band Pearl Jam, released on October 19, 1993 through Epic Records. 50 songs. He added, "Like Jim Morrison and Pete Townshend, Vedder makes a forte of his psychological-mythic explorations ... As guitarists Stone Gossard and Mike McCready paint dense and slashing backdrops, he invites us into a drama of experiment and strife. [38] The difference is easy to spot, as "the new and improved woman behind the counter" is printed below the picture. "[11] Jon Pareles of The New York Times stated that "Pearl Jam uses its new album ... to broaden its music," and added that "most of the album ... projects individual misery as public catharsis. [13] "Leash" was written about the same girl that the Ten song "Why Go" is about. McCready stated that it was not that the band "sat down and decided to be funky", but rather it came from the band "exploring different directions and combining our influences". "Daughter" tells the story of a child who is abused by her parents because they do not understand her learning disability; "Dissident" tells the story of a woman who takes in a political fugitive; and "Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town" tells the story of an old lady who has been stuck in a small town her whole life. [26], Rolling Stone staff writer Paul Evans gave Vs. a favorable review, saying, "Few American bands have arrived more clearly talented than this one did with Ten; and Vs. tops even that debut." Vs. sold 950,378 copies in its first five days of release, which set a record for the most copies of an album sold in its first week of release and outperformed all other entries in the Billboard top ten that week combined. That was where I realized there were going to be a lot of places to go with Ed. After a relentless…, Vs. is the second studio album by the American alternative rock band Pearl Jam, released on October 19, 1993 through Epic Records. The resulting album, Vs., featured a rawer and more aggressive sound compared with the band's previous release. Listen to W.M.A. [32] The Pearl Jam/Cypress Hill collaboration "Real Thing" was also recorded around this time. The whole follow-up. He said, "Vs. is not a carbon copy of Ten; for that alone, [Pearl Jam] get points." [13] Vedder said that "Rearviewmirror" is about being "in a car, leaving ... a bad situation". After a relentless touring schedule in support of its d…. Vs. received a nomination for Best Rock Album. "[33], The decision to change the album's name at the last minute resulted in a few different versions of the album. During this tour the band set a cap on ticket prices in the attempt to thwart scalpers. "[30] The band declined to produce music videos after the very successful "Jeremy", and opted to give fewer interviews as well as make fewer television appearances. However, he countered by saying that "Vs. confirms once and for all that there's nothing underground or alternative about [Pearl Jam]. Both songs made their live debuts at the band's May 13, 1993 concert in San Francisco at Slim's Café, where the band premiered most of the newly recorded songs for Vs.[54] "Better Man" was said to have been rejected because Vedder was not comfortable with the song's accessibility. Pearl Jamm has now taken an easier route to the whole situation – changing their name to the new, snarky one Legal Jam. The penultimate show of the Vs. tour, this concert featured some songs from the upcoming follow-up album Vitalogy. "Pearl Jam Finds Another Alternative on 'Vs. "[13], Vs. debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart and stayed there for five weeks. The best of Pearl Jam, all in one place. Rehearsals for Vs. began in February 1993 at Potatohead Studio in Seattle, Washington. What the hell are they talking about? [9] Ament said, "When we made Vs., our second record, I remember thinking, 'Man, I wish our first record sounded like this.' The information regarding accolades attributed to Vs. is adapted in part from Acclaimed Music. Your own independence—your own soul—versus everybody else's. Pearl Jam are an American rock band formed in 1990 in Seattle, Washington. Pearl Jam vs. Pearl Jamm. "We have always been clear that we will 'Yield' to Pearl Jam… Pearl Jam emerged from the ashes of Mother Love Bone, a hard rock band who missed their shot at the big time.After Mother Love Bone's vocalist, Andrew Wood, overdosed on heroin in 1990, guitarist Stone Gossard and bassist Jeff Ament assembled a new band, bringing in Mike McCready on lead guitar and recording a demo with Soundgarden's Matt Cameron on drums. L'un dans l'autre, que ce soit grunge ou rock, Vs est selon moi l'album à posséder de Pearl Jam, leur sommet. [31], In 2011, Pearl Jam released a remastered Vs., along with Vitalogy, in three formats: an Expanded Version, a three-CD Deluxe Edition and a Limited Edition Collector's Boxed Set. You know, don't try to separate the powers that be. Expanded Edition (3 Bonus Tracks) for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. A few songs incorporate elements of funk, including "Animal", "Blood", and "Rats". Listen free to Pearl Jam – Vs. (Go, Animal and more). By using our website and our services, you agree to our use of cookies as described in our Cookie Policy. "[44], Pearl Jam was outraged when it discovered after a pair of shows in Chicago, Illinois in March 1994 that ticket vendor Ticketmaster had added a service charge to the tickets. "Daughter", "Dissident", and "Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town" are three storytelling songs. Pearl Jam decided to scale back its promotional efforts for Vs., including declining to produce music videos for any of the album's singles. Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. [45] Following the tour, the band brought a lawsuit against Ticketmaster that accused them of being a monopoly whose anticompetitive practices allowed markup prices of more than 30%. The band's April 3, 1994 concert in Atlanta, Georgia at the Fox Theatre was broadcast live on the radio in the United States. 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