March 14, 1995 Exhibition Park – Canberra, AU

Show Notes

Canberrans were treated to a long two-hour collection of Pearl Jam at their best. The Vitalogy songs, particularly ‘Corduroy’ and ‘Not For You’ took on a live, punk intensity that cannot be found on studio recordings. Of course, die-hard fans were present en masse to chant anthems, already knowing the words to ‘Spin the Black Circle’ and ‘Better Man’ front start to finish. But to hear the songs you’ve heard a thousand times on your stereo and walkman, ‘Animal’, ‘Jeremy’ and ‘Alive’, propelled with sweat and tears by the powerful, impressive,uncompromising and revitalised rhythm duo of Jeff Ament and Jack Irons, gave each tune a new urgency. The band never sounded apathetic throughout its marathon stretch; we’re prepared to pay the price to hear that voice cranked to the max and actually hitting the notes in ‘RVM’ and ‘Blood’ which most singers these days only dream about. The band loosened up when playing their Hunters and Collectors cover – possibly because it wasn’t their own song – and this time the lighters didn’t get their flames blown out by the onstage hurricane. Eddie screwed up the words. Who cares. Vedder didn’t. At least he had the decency to play something relatively local. ‘Porch’, ‘Leash’ (which the band apparently hadn’t played live for a long while) and “Yellow Ledbetter” were not obvious finishers, but they certainly wound up the evening’s proceedings exhibiting the band’s strengths: great melodies fired by punchy, pugilistic musicians and an abrasive lead singer with vocal chords that can go the distance. And how. You are welcome back in Canberra anytime. You might not have liked it, but it liked you. [notes by: George Huitker, April 95]

Notes provided by: Twofeetthick

Source 1

Pearl Jam

March 14, 1995

Exhibition Park: Canberra, Australia


Source: unknown microphone > unknown recorder > analog (unknown gen) > cdr > dEQ > cdr > dEdit > cdr > flac



01 Even Flow

02 Last Exit

03 Spin the Black Circle

04 Tremor Christ

05 Animal

06 improv->

07 Corduroy

08 Not for You

09 Lukin

10 Why Go

11 Jeremy

12 Dissident

13 State of Love and Trust

14 Go

15 Whipping

16 I Got Shit

17 Rearviewmirror



01 Ed talking

02 Better Man

03 Alive

04 improv

05 Blood

06 encore

07 Throw Your Arms Around Me

08 Sonic Reducer

09 Garden

10 Leash

11 Porch

12 Yellow Ledbetter


Recording Notes:

There is a cut @ the beginning of “Leash” and another during “Yellow Ledbetter” (taper hit pause button?), and some dropouts during the first song.

Compiled by spacedvest on 1/10/04.

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