The Essential Pearl Jam [CD]

  • Artist: Pearl Jam
  • SKU: 2444007
  • Release Date: 10/22/2013
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98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (49 out of 50)

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Beginner's Guide to Pearl Jam

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    Parkas4Kids
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    I've always had a strange love/hate relationship with Pearl Jam. I remember vividly getting the cassette for "Ten" when it came out in '91 and almost wearing it out. After hearing "Jeremy" on the radio for the first time (99.1 WHFS, baby!), I was hooked. But what was strange was that no one else who also listened to "alternative rock" seemed to like them at all. It wasn't until after "Vs." and "Vitalogy" came out that everyone was all, "OMG, PEARL JAM, I LUV THEM," and I honestly got tired of hearing the same songs over and over and over again. Over the years, I've come back to and left Pearl Jam like a bad habit. "Ten" remains the only album of theirs I've ever purchased in a physical format--I eventually upgraded my worn-out cassette for a CD--and it took me years before I finally bought "Vs." When my wife turned out to own "Vitalogy" at the time we started dating, I realized the circle had finally become complete. However, I've never listened to any of their albums after "Vitalogy"; I've honestly never cared to. Don't get me wrong, I like Pearl Jam (overall), I just don't like them *that* much. That's what makes this greatest hits album so perfect. Yes, it highlights their biggest hits as well as some of their lesser-known-but-still-noteworthy songs. It's also an incredibly well-balanced compilation, keeping the rockers on the first disc and the slower tunes on the second disc. It also flows very well and captures a pretty broad spectrum of their time with Epic Records. Unfortunately, the sound quality leaves much to be desired, especially after you hear the remastered editions of "Ten," "Vs.", and "Vitalogy." I also don't know why anyone thought it a good idea to use the single version of "Even Flow," because, in my opinion, it's borderline terrible compared to the album version. Aside from that, this is honestly a solid collection of songs and an earnest representative of their earlier work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great compilation disc.

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    Consumer1789
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    I like many people in my grew during the rise of grunge rock bands based out of Seattle during my formative middle and high school years. I was an avid fan of Pearl Jam back in the day and I had many of their music discs. I remember their fight with Ticketmaster concerning ticketing fees and how the band stuck up for their fan base. Over the years some of my music tastes changed and I sold some of my older Pearl Jam music discs. I now regret that decision and I am looking to repurchase some of the music that I previously let go. It was however on spontaneous whim I came across this music disc in Best Buy. I had a five dollar reward coupon to spend that would have gone to waste so I used it on some music that I would like to hear. Besides, I figured that if I am ever to restart in purchasing Pearl Jam music that this would be a great start. This music compilation disc is a good sampling for a new generation fan of Pearl Jam or a fan from years gone by like myself. The music disc has a wide array of sample songs to wet one's appetite to start listening to the wonderful band of Pearl Jam. I would highly recommend this music disc for just such purposes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pearl Jam is ESSENTIAL to my music library!

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    Vee2014
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    This is probably one of my favorite CDs ever (well, 2 really)! I've been a Pearl Jam fan for a while and had a lot of their songs downloaded. But sometimes I just would want to listen to a CD of their songs. This 2-CD set includes all my favorite songs - "Black" is probably my all-time favorite song. I appreciate everything about this CD set - the song choices, the graphics, etc. I'd definitely recommend this item - whether it's to an existing fan of Pearl Jam or someone who wants to expand their music collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No better place to discover Pearl Jam than here

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    HMFRCJ
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    If you're just discovering Pearl Jam's discography look no further than the Essential Pearl Jam compilation which covers their first dozen years of recording. It contains hits, deep cuts & rare tracks so you'll get a great sample of their catalog.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the purchase

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    musicfan
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    Great cd, both discs include all the hits and great album tracks from Pearl Jam's career. One side is labeled up which I see all the harder rocking songs and the second disc is labeled down and features all the slower tracks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing collection of songs

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    LadyL
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    Been wanting a pearl jam album for a while and the essentials is perfect! All the greatest hits included and plenty of songs to listen to between the 2 discs. Love blasting it in the car Eddie's voice is amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love Pearl Jam

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    Masamune7905
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    I wanted this CD collection for a while, just decided to treat myself since I have not bought actual CDs in a while. Great music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I wanted

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    Bobbi
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    Who doesn’t love pearl Jam :) was working on our collection and needed this cd. Love it. Perfect condition

    I would recommend this to a friend



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