‘Pearl Jam Twenty’ Soundtrack Available to Listen to Now
It might say 2011 on your calendar, but this fall, it’s 1991 all over again, what with deluxe reissues of 20-year-old albums from bands including U2, Spin Doctors, and Pearl Jam, whose landmark debut ‘Ten’ was the inspiration for a new documentary from none other than ‘Singles’ and ‘Jerry Maguire’ director Cameron Crowe. The film, titled ‘Pearl Jam Twenty,’ is getting a hefty double-disc soundtrack that includes live tracks, demos, and assorted rarities from Pearl Jam’s vaults — and although it doesn’t come out until September 20, you can listen to the whole thing now. Rolling Stone is hosting a complete stream of ‘Pearl Jam Twenty,’ offering what they’re calling “a career-spanning set of live recordings, demos and unreleased material that illuminates the band’s creative process and showcases their awe-inspiring power as a live act. The album includes a cover of a track from PJ predecessor Mother Love Bone, a pair of demos from the one-off Temple of the Dog project that featured members of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, and live performances from ‘MTV Unplugged’ and ‘Saturday Night Live.’ The traditionally forward-thinking band is in full-on retro mode this year, mounting a 20th anniversary tour and supervising deluxe reissues of their early albums. But they’ve been busy working on new material, too — they headed into the studio in the spring to work on their next album, and released a new track, “Olé,” just last week.