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Pearl Jam

Live on Ten Legs
[Four stars]

Feb 11, 2011

The sequel to 1998’s Live on Two Legs, this 18-track compilation is perfect for anyone unwilling to wade into the sea of official Pearl Jam bootlegs. It’s also a reminder that Pearl Jam are one of the best live bands on the planet: Recorded between 2003 and 2010, every one of the 18 tracks here is better ”“ more raw, more energetic ”“ than its studio counterpart, and the track list mixes monster hits (”˜Jeremy’) with newer cuts (”˜The Fixer,’ ”˜Got Some’) and a generous helping of fan favourites (”˜State of Love and Trust’). Best of all is a frenetic cover of PiL’s ”˜Public Image,’ in which Eddie Vedder manages to out-snarl Johnny Rotten.

Key Tracks: ‘Public Image’, ‘The Fixer’

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