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Pearl Jam — Immortality (Live)
Album: Rearview Mirror
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Released: 2004
Length: 5:49
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Vacate is the word...vengeance has no place on me or her
Cannot find the comfort in this world
Artificial tear...vessel stabbed...next up, volunteers
Vulnerable, wisdom can't adhere...
A truant finds home...and a wish to hold on...
But there's a trapdoor in the sun...

Immortality...

As privileged as a whore...victims in demand for public show
Swept out through the cracks beneath the door
Holier than thou, how?
Surrendered...executed anyhow
Scrawl dissolved, cigar box on the floor...
A truant finds home...and a wish to hold on too...
He saw the trapdoor in the sun...

I cannot stop the thought...I'm running in the dark...
Coming up a which way sign...all good truants must decide...
Oh, stripped and sold, mom...auctioned forearm...
And whiskers in the sink...
Truants move on...cannot stay long
Some die just to live...
Ohh...
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Eddie's vocal is bigger than life
 zenhead wrote:
Why do concert crowds always feel the need to scream during the quiet parts of guitar solos? Or really any quiet moment in the song? Pay attention, shut up and let them make their music. Scream your silly head off at the end.
 

Your problem may be more with the mixing of this live album. Ever been to an early 1990's Pearl Jam (or similar) concert?  The entire thing is loud.

The "quiet parts" are just the parts where, if you scream as loud as you can, the stranger that you are crammed nuts-to-butts against just might hear you.
 zenhead wrote:
Why do concert crowds always feel the need to scream during the quiet parts of guitar solos? Or really any quiet moment in the song? Pay attention, shut up and let them make their music. Scream your silly head off at the end.
 
It can be annoying sometimes but on other occasions, like this gig, it works wonderfully well. At least that's my opinion.

To my knowledge this is from the Benoroya Hall live album, not from Rearview Mirror. And opposite to what some people say here there's no ukulele in it. The part that drives the audience wild is an acoustic guitar solo.

By the way, Black from the same album, is some of the best examples of what an audience during a live performance can add to a (already marvelous) song. 
 zenhead wrote:
Why do concert crowds always feel the need to scream during the quiet parts of guitar solos? Or really any quiet moment in the song? Pay attention, shut up and let them make their music. Scream your silly head off at the end.
 
It's becouse they let everybody in.
Why do concert crowds always feel the need to scream during the quiet parts of guitar solos? Or really any quiet moment in the song? Pay attention, shut up and let them make their music. Scream your silly head off at the end.
The guitar solo on this is sooooo good. Turn it up to 11 and rate it the same.
 jjtwister wrote:
Ok hate to say it but I as so busy with life that I never did appreciate Pearl Jam but my 2 kids used t o play them all t he time. Like Immortality (live)
of course sittin in my shed in Vermont with the wood stove going, a craft beer in hand and, let it be kown, that the brave state of Vermont just past  law that  up to oneOZ of cannabis  possession and you can grow 2 plants.
yup life ain't 2 bad 
 
When can we stop by?{#Wink}
I remember when this band broke out.  I was a college freshman - this was their time.  I've been saddened by all the deaths of musicians of that era. I'm so glad that this band still sustains. Vedder very much reminds me of Neil Young. 
Great version, great band!
                      rokenrol!                                                  
man...what a song.  
 AhhtheMusic wrote:
Oh to have been at that concert.  Immortality....
 
Yes.  Would love to have been there to soak that in.   Thanks,RP, for playing. 
Oh to have been at that concert.  Immortality....
Bof ...
 
 DeemerDave wrote:

I'm not much of a Pearl Jam fan but I don't understand why people object to Vedder's voice and singing style. I can easily hear melody and emotion. He seem OK to me. {#Surprised}

 
It's funny about vocalists. Dig it: Vedder, Mickey Thomas (Jefferson Starship/Elvin Bishop), Steve Perry (Journey), Bill Champlain (Chicago), Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind, and Fire) were/are all hired guns for bands that had outstanding instrumentalists, but lacked a powerhouse vocalist. My favorite example of this is Big Brother and the Holding Company. They were a hippie-dippie jam band until someone recommended Janis. The rest became history.

It's a good thing that Vedder fit in with Pearl Jam. Who knows how they would have fared otherwise?
PJ must be an acquired taste...I am getting it, at least the acoustic versions
Yech, Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam in the same hour?   What have I done to offend you, RP? Thank God for PSD.
Ok hate to say it but I as so busy with life that I never did appreciate Pearl Jam but my 2 kids used t o play them all t he time. Like Immortality (live)
of course sittin in my shed in Vermont with the wood stove going, a craft beer in hand and, let it be kown, that the brave state of Vermont just past  law that  up to oneOZ of cannabis  possession and you can grow 2 plants.
yup life ain't 2 bad 
Just in - Greg Allman dead at 69.  He stopped touring earlier this year due to health issues. One of the greats.
 lemmoth wrote:

Sure they will be in Holland some day soon.

I got to see them twice last week.  Awesome as usual.  6 hours of music and 52 different songs over 2 nites.

Very special live band. 

 
My dream too :) 
 DeemerDave wrote:

I'm not much of a Pearl Jam fan but I don't understand why people object to Vedder's voice and singing style. I can easily hear melody and emotion. He seem OK to me. {#Surprised}

 
I agree about Vedder's singing, it's okay but Pearl Jam does get boring espicially with the amount played here on RP like just 4 hours ago
 Rashley wrote:

Totally agree. Eddie can ruin any song with that voice. 

 
Funny insights and secretly, I agree...nothing too memorable here...
 Rashley wrote:

Totally agree. Eddie can ruin any song with that voice. 

 
I'm not much of a Pearl Jam fan but I don't understand why people object to Vedder's voice and singing style. I can easily hear melody and emotion. He seem OK to me. {#Surprised}
Most excellent! {#Bounce}
Great tune. Flows really well. 
 I beg to differ..Many folks said that of Neil Young as well..Rashley wrote:

Totally agree. Eddie can ruin any song with that voice. 

 


 zigzag wrote:
I have no idea what makes this band popular.

Average musicianship (at best). Songwriting that one might expect from a garage band and a singer whose dreariness is only exceeded by his complete inability to invent a melody.

Hopeless on all accountable levels.

 
Totally agree. Eddie can ruin any song with that voice. 
 lemmoth wrote:

An unmatched devotion over two decades to their fanbase. Epic - in length and energy and quality - live performances.

Three great songwriters. And two good ones.  One great writer of heartfelt lyrics that are a touchstone to a generation.

A world class lead guitarist and drummer.  A great pedigree of influences.

And a unique front man who set the tone for many an imitator - some of whom were not quite up to the task. 

 
Well said
Is there any point in thinking about mirrors?
  A big  fish eye in recording is on my list.
 justin4kick wrote:
I am quiet sure I will see them live one day.

 
Sure they will be in Holland some day soon.

I got to see them twice last week.  Awesome as usual.  6 hours of music and 52 different songs over 2 nites.

Very special live band. 
I am quiet sure I will see them live one day.
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just great
love you Eddie and Stone
super man
A real treat to hear this song again after many Pearl Jam-less years in my life {#Cheesygrin}
Dang this song, band is amazing! Like it's easy to pick out 1 or 2 musicians from a group normally but not Pearl Jam...the whole is just as talented as a part. Amazing!{#Clap}
Love the PSD button........got rid of Bob Dylan....again......and was rewarded with PJ.  Nice!
 zigzag wrote:
I have no idea what makes this band popular.

Average musicianship (at best). Songwriting that one might expect from a garage band and a singer whose dreariness is only exceeded by his complete inability to invent a melody.

Hopeless on all accountable levels.

 
An unmatched devotion over two decades to their fanbase. Epic - in length and energy and quality - live performances.

Three great songwriters. And two good ones.  One great writer of heartfelt lyrics that are a touchstone to a generation.

A world class lead guitarist and drummer.  A great pedigree of influences.

And a unique front man who set the tone for many an imitator - some of whom were not quite up to the task. 
 zigzag wrote:
I have no idea what makes this band popular.

Average musicianship (at best). Songwriting that one might expect from a garage band and a singer whose dreariness is only exceeded by his complete inability to invent a melody.

Hopeless on all accountable levels.

 
I really hope you misplaced your comment..... {#Eek}
 zigzag wrote:
I have no idea what makes this band popular.

Average musicianship (at best). Songwriting that one might expect from a garage band and a singer whose dreariness is only exceeded by his complete inability to invent a melody.

Hopeless on all accountable levels.

 
Sorry but that is just your opinion. You cannot generalize it. The music was always be and always will be about personal taste and matching energy. Nobody can tell you "this is good" or "this is bad". If some song makes you happy than it's good ,and that's it. {#Wink} Just listen your heart ,not the critics,even if they comes from big musicians or other eloquent people.. (sorry for my english)
I have no idea what makes this band popular.

Average musicianship (at best). Songwriting that one might expect from a garage band and a singer whose dreariness is only exceeded by his complete inability to invent a melody.

Hopeless on all accountable levels.
I love Pearl Jam- they are making the mountain of papers I'm grading so much sweeter :)
 bagpipe wrote:
This is awful. Protracted live jams should not be recorded.

 
Yes, let's just have 30 second ditties like a TV commercial because the kiddos now have the attention span of a house fly.

Period music.  Just like 10 Years After.

Think I was busy during Pearl Jam's time.  I like it.     Thanks to RP.


 TerryS wrote:

There's a Vedder Canal in British Columbia, small, stunted and unimpressive. Just sayin'.

Eddie's better than that, though.



 

Now there is a creative put down.  

 

Frankly, the Veddar Canal is rather ugly.  Like a big, muddy ditch.


{#Kiss} luv it 8 >>>>>>> 9

There's a Vedder Canal in British Columbia, small, stunted and unimpressive. Just sayin'.

Eddie's better than that, though.


No question: PEARL JAM is indeed a great band - with a gorgeous singer!
 bagpipe wrote:
This is awful. Protracted live jams should not be recorded.

 

always felt that about bagpipes... and i'm not a pj fan.....but beats  crap/rap...( not by much )
 bagpipe wrote:
This is awful. Protracted live jams should not be recorded.

 
Are you kidding? Some of us live for long jams. Let your mind go & your ass will follow.
 kaybee wrote:

Plus ca change, plus la meme chose! 

I never fail to rib my now 91 year old but still spry Dad about the numerous times he declared to me when I was a teenager in the early 60's: "That ain't music, it's just a lot of racket.  They'll be gone in a month and you'll never hear of them again!"  He was talking about the Beatles of course.  {#Mrgreen}


 

Heh.  After watching Mick Jagger sing "Under My Thumb" on Ed Sullivan's studio stage sometime in the mid '60s, my dad said the same thing.
 AndreaSuePJ wrote:
Please could somebody tell me  where is this version  set? Where are they playing? *-* 

 

it's on this album

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_at_Benaroya_Hall
Please could somebody tell me  where is this version  set? Where are they playing? *-* 
Man, he sings with such conviction. The Neil Young of the 90's - lyrically awesome. He sounds like he *means* it, just like Neil does.

Love it! 
 bagpipe wrote:
This is awful. Protracted live jams should not be recorded.
 
I'll see your disappointment and raise you a moment of muted disagreement...{#Cheers}
WONDERFUL!!
This is awful. Protracted live jams should not be recorded.
This really reminds me of Ben Ottewell's "Lightbulbs," but any influence must be the reverse.
{#Notworthy}
 rbigelo wrote:
I could listen to this live single over and over again, as if it were a spiritual mantra. Perhaps that ... it really is.
 
There is a deep connection I've noticed at PJ shows between this band and their lyrics, with guys of a certain age.

I'm a little older and love this band massively but I agree there is a very spiritual connection going on here. 
please make it stop!
 Byronape wrote:

Wait...  what?  Iz hooked up with Kim Kardashian?  I don't buy it.  Iz died on June 26th, 1997 and Kim was born on October 21st 1980.  Unless it happened when she was 17 and he was cheating on his wife that he married when Kim was 2...

Or could you mean hooked up as a musical term?  It would have been posthumously since her "music" only came out in 2010.

 
No...dude...I was kidding. Promise. Imagined scenario of Kamakawiwiole as overhyped singer/ukelele rock star...perhaps like Eddie Vedder. 

No disrespect to the man. I bought one of Iz'songs asoon as I heard it on RP.  May he rest in peace. 

Kim can take care of herself, God forbid.  

 kcar wrote:

Kamakawiwiole, so overhyped. It's been all downhill since they put him on the cover of Time...and then he had to hook up with Kim Kardashian. 
 
Wait...  what?  Iz hooked up with Kim Kardashian?  I don't buy it.  Iz died on June 26th, 1997 and Kim was born on October 21st 1980.  Unless it happened when she was 17 and he was cheating on his wife that he married when Kim was 2...

Or could you mean hooked up as a musical term?  It would have been posthumously since her "music" only came out in 2010.

I gave the song a 4, but the crowd sure seemed easily impressed. I imagined they'd yawn if they heard Peter Ostroushko on the mando. They made a lot of money though so they must be good.
Hey Acceptable is good enough. I'd rather have acceptable than barf in my shoes.

It was a ukele. THAT explains it.

 james_of_tucson wrote:
I'm very sure the ukulele is fun and all, but Eddie Vedder is no Kamakawiwiole.
 
Kamakawiwiole, so overhyped. It's been all downhill since they put him on the cover of Time...and then he had to hook up with Kim Kardashian. 


 kaybee wrote:

Plus ca change, plus la meme chose! 

I never fail to rib my now 91 year old but still spry Dad about the numerous times he declared to me when I was a teenager in the early 60's: "That ain't music, it's just a lot of racket.  They'll be gone in a month and you'll never hear of them again!"  He was talking about the Beatles of course.  {#Mrgreen}

 
I'm wondering how well Vedder's solo ukulele work is going to be remembered. 

I'm very sure the ukulele is fun and all, but Eddie Vedder is no Kamakawiwiole.

It did take a long time for Pearl Jam to really click for me.  I always liked them but I was a half generation older than the average fan and I let that bother me.  Now I think they are in, say, the top ten of the most influential groups of the rock era. 

 realsleep wrote:


Pretty funny — my Dad's response to Pearl Jam was "This band is not going to be remembered 20 years from now.  Not like the old greats are remembered."  (I swear, this is a direct, paraphrased quote).  

Looks like he was wrong.

I won't defend all the "new" "darlings", but I bet Death Cab is remembered for a long time, too.  
 

 
Plus ca change, plus la meme chose! 

I never fail to rib my now 91 year old but still spry Dad about the numerous times he declared to me when I was a teenager in the early 60's: "That ain't music, it's just a lot of racket.  They'll be gone in a month and you'll never hear of them again!"  He was talking about the Beatles of course.  {#Mrgreen}

 rbigelo wrote:
I could listen to this live single over and over again, as if it were a spiritual mantra. Perhaps that ... it really is.
 

Om Mani Padme Hum...Now that's a spiritual mantra!{#Roflol}
 grungepuppy wrote:

It seems a lot of those who hate on Pearl Jam love the new emo darlings like Death Cab, Fleet Foxes, BRMC, etc. I don't think any of those bands can hold a candle to U2 and Pearl Jam. People have been listening to the later for decades and will continue to for decades to come. I doubt that any of the former will be remembered 20 years from now.

 

Pretty funny — my Dad's response to Pearl Jam was "This band is not going to be remembered 20 years from now.  Not like the old greats are remembered."  (I swear, this is a direct, paraphrased quote).  

Looks like he was wrong.

I won't defend all the "new" "darlings", but I bet Death Cab is remembered for a long time, too.  
 

 vandal wrote:

There are so many things wrong with your post, I don't know where to begin. 

Death Cab and BRMC are not Emo.  Decades?  Death Cab formed in 1997, 13 years ago and they're still going strong.  BMRC formed in 1998, 12 years ago, likewise. 

WRT U2 and PJ, IMHO: the alternative pantheon can manage these gracefully aging pioneers along side relative newcomers DCFC and BRMC.  They're not "business competitors," they're artists. 

Enjoy the art. . .

{#Meditate}
 
overuse of acronyms, IMHO. 
This one reminds me of Madrugada, or Madrugada remind me of Pearl Jam!?
 4merdj wrote:
Live sound cannot be faked! {#Cheers}
 
well said!

I could listen to this live single over and over again, as if it were a spiritual mantra. Perhaps that ... it really is.
Great one by the PJ.
Please stop Vedder's yowling...{#Beat}
 grungepuppy wrote:

It seems a lot of those who hate on Pearl Jam love the new emo darlings like Death Cab, Fleet Foxes, BRMC, etc. I don't think any of those bands can hold a candle to U2 and Pearl Jam. People have been listening to the later for decades and will continue to for decades to come. I doubt that any of the former will be remembered 20 years from now.

 
There are so many things wrong with your post, I don't know where to begin. 

Death Cab and BRMC are not Emo.  Decades?  Death Cab formed in 1997, 13 years ago and they're still going strong.  BMRC formed in 1998, 12 years ago, likewise. 

WRT U2 and PJ, IMHO: the alternative pantheon can manage these gracefully aging pioneers along side relative newcomers DCFC and BRMC.  They're not "business competitors," they're artists. 

Enjoy the art. . .

{#Meditate}

Live sound cannot be faked! {#Cheers}
 ckcotton wrote:
Great song from a great band... kinda sad how polarizing Pearl Jam is... love them or hate them.. there doesn't seem to be any middle ground. A lot like Radiohead and U2.... people LOVE to tell you how much they hate them... save it... we've all heard it soooo many times before......
 
It seems a lot of those who hate on Pearl Jam love the new emo darlings like Death Cab, Fleet Foxes, BRMC, etc. I don't think any of those bands can hold a candle to U2 and Pearl Jam. People have been listening to the later for decades and will continue to for decades to come. I doubt that any of the former will be remembered 20 years from now.

The distinct sound of Pearl Jam...VERY nice
Haven't heard this song in many years. It has such a profound and enlightening feel to it.
 sirdroseph wrote:


There fixed that for ya!{#Lol} Crowd participation given a live performance; Booooooo! Hissssss! Boooooooo!{#Puke}God I love hatin on Pearl Jam and thank Bill so much for giving me the opportunity, it just brightens my day and gets me through their God awful songs!{#Tongue}
 
Your day is nice when hear a bad song?

 calypsus_1 wrote:

Pearl Jam .. by ~endraum
Efthimia Panagiotopoulou ©2006-2010 ~endraum

30.09.2006, Athens, Greece

 
Nice one!

Great one!!
Me likey!

Pearl Jam .. by ~endraum
Efthimia Panagiotopoulou ©2006-2010 ~endraum

30.09.2006, Athens, Greece

 lemmoth wrote:

Come to one show and I guarantee you will change your tune.  Just one show.

 

I saw them at their first Lolapalooza and this was the Ten tour; their only good album! I didn't even like them when they were playing their good stuff, sure as hell not gonna like em now!{#No}
 sirdroseph wrote:


There fixed that for ya!{#Lol} Crowd participation given a live performance; Booooooo! Hissssss! Boooooooo!{#Puke}God I love hatin on Pearl Jam and thank Bill so much for giving me the opportunity, it just brightens my day and gets me through their God awful songs!{#Tongue}
 
Come to one show and I guarantee you will change your tune.  Just one show.

 ckcotton wrote:
Great song from a great band... kinda sad how polarizing Pearl Jam is... love them or hate them.. there doesn't seem to be any middle ground. A lot like Radiohead and U2.... people LOVE to tell you how much they hate them... save it... we've all heard it soooo many times before......
 

I know right? I promise to do my utmost to make sure you hear it some more too.{#Cheers}
Ah. Yes. That's the spirit.

Awesome track.

Great song from a great band... kinda sad how polarizing Pearl Jam is... love them or hate them.. there doesn't seem to be any middle ground. A lot like Radiohead and U2.... people LOVE to tell you how much they hate them... save it... we've all heard it soooo many times before......
drile
 johnjconn wrote:
Eddie has one of those "forever memorable voices".  Same as Jim Morrison, Johnny Cash and John Lennon.
I hope he keeps singing.  PJ included! 
 
It's memorable alright, but not in a good way.  Sounds kinda like he's forcing it too much.

It still rocks. Every. Time.
Yeah.
This song rocks.
Yeah.

 Ericac wrote:


Never too much Any Pearl Jam is too much.  Good  crappy selection not often heard, which is good. 
 

There fixed that for ya!{#Lol} Crowd participation given a live performance; Booooooo! Hissssss! Boooooooo!{#Puke}God I love hatin on Pearl Jam and thank Bill so much for giving me the opportunity, it just brightens my day and gets me through their God awful songs!{#Tongue}
 FlatCat wrote:

Ah. I see. The forums are only for positive comments. Now I know. 

 

Tss tss tss FlatCat NO not only :) You know this guy Voltaire? He wrote this some 200 and something years ago "I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it. "
And this song, sometimes I like it. Sometimes I cannot stand it. So what I need is a flexible rate. Today I love it :)

I'm looking forward to seeing these guys live for the first time later this month. My tickets are behind the stage, so here's hoping for a very sparsely decorated set

This i like very much!
 wishlist wrote:
I think this is from the Benaroya Hall concert and not from Rearviewmirror as the image indicates.
 

If its acoustic it sure is.
 LowPhreak wrote:
STFU. If you don't like it, turn off yer audio. Simple enough, no?
 
Ah. I see. The forums are only for positive comments. Now I know. 

{#Yes} FrankMc wrote:
Wow. That is really good.
 


{#High-five}
Wow. That is really good.
A favourite band, a favourite song, always something magical to it...

STFU. If you don't like it, turn off yer audio. Simple enough, no?
 flyboy wrote:
Why's that?
 

Watch movies much?
What is it about PJ fans?  Dorks...they always try to out-sing Vedder.  He usually obliges by going suddenly silent, so then the dorks sing louder!
everything about this song mesmeric magical
 Whirlpool wrote:
Too Much PJ!
 

Never too much Pearl Jam.  Good selection not often heard. 
10
dont really love pearl jam this song rocks tho
 Johnny_Wave wrote:
Jiminy Cricket — what is with all the PJ on RP? Less (much, much less) please

 

No way Cricket, we like our PJ here in Paradise.
 vandal wrote:

8 9


 

{#High-five}
8 :arrow: 9
Pearl Jam has been my favourite band since I was 12... and I know i allways give dem a ten (or a 9) when they play it at RP, still I don't get tired of rating them! :notworthy:
I knew they had taste a Rp but this was a pleasant surprise. One of the greatest Acoustical Guitar solos ever. Mike McC is an amazing guitarist. For those who thought PJ was washed up give the a listen they can still rock out.
Too Much PJ!
Pearl Jam are definitely live animals! Respect. :notworthy: :notworthy:
Shesdifferent wrote:
I am not much for live.....but that was a great recording! Especially after Ten Years After.
It's a pretty good recording. I don't see where T.Y.A. come in though?
wferrier wrote:
When I hear this guy I'm thinking Alaska for some reason. . .
Why's that?