The ‘Unplugged’ series/format was perfect b/c it raised the question: can a group or given artist make people feel their work if you take away their fancy electronics & special effects—- On this recording, a young & hungry Pearl Jam answers that with a resounding’Yes’
This recording is (at least for me) almost painful to listen to. The bass is so boomy, fluttering, and inarticulate that I find it really distracting during the entire listen. I have great memories of this performance and I love Pearl Jam, but this recording is just sub par.
Wasn’t this done before?
By chop dml
Anyways many years too late. The last released album was a doozy now this cash grab. Just disappointed....
On Alive you can barely hear the guitar bends for the main riff which for me is the hook of that song minus the solo that was copied from the Doors. Disappointing.
By Texas_ made
Great performance by a great band!!
This album gets down to the nuts and bolts of Pearl Jam! Very raw and powerful. 10
Very nice live acoustic. Still not as good as the ones that Nirvana and AIC did, but always a good listen
Can't stand what they've turned in to..
But for a moment in time Nirvana and Pearl Jam ruled the music world and put on 2 of the 3 best Unplugged perfomances ever!