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If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’ve heard the song “Evenflow” live no less than 10 times; each rendition slightly different than the last. But how many times have you heard “I Got You” live? Was it a quality version?

Chances are it was recorded by some guy in the 10th row with a tape recorder in one hand and a beer in the other. The rarer the song, the worse the quality it seems. Ever heard the first iteration of MFC from the 12.04.96 show in Rome? Precisely.

The Signature Live series is meant to act as “best version of [insert rare song here]” both in terms of sound quality and performance dynamics.


    • 25 Minutes to GoDOWNLOAD MP3
      "25 Minutes to Go" is a song performed by the Brothers Four in 1963 on the album Cross Country Concert. The song was written by Shel Silverstein. This cover is from 10/22/2003, the Benaroya Hall show.
    • A Quick One (While He's Away)DOWNLOAD MP3
      "A Quick One, While He's Away" is a 1966 medley written by Pete Townshend and recorded by The Who for their album A Quick One. This version is from Immagine In Cornice.
    • A Sort Of HomecomingDOWNLOAD MP3
      "A Sort of Homecoming" is the first track of U2's 1984 album, The Unforgettable Fire. A live version of the track is found on 1985's four-track EP, Wide Awake in America.
    • After HoursDOWNLOAD MP3
      "After Hours" is a 1969 song written by Lou Reed and originally performed by The Velvet Underground. It is the tenth and final track on their self-titled album. This version is from LA II, 11/24/13.
    • Aint Talkin Bout LoveDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love" is a song by Van Halen, from their 1978 eponymous debut album. This version is from the 5/15/10 performance in Hartford, CT.
    • AltarDOWNLOAD MP3
      Recorded live during the 3/17/1995 show in Melbourne, Australia, this song is also known as "Words Seem Out of Place"
    • American In MeDOWNLOAD MP3

    • AngieDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Angie" is a song by The Rolling Stones It was featured on their 1973 album Goats Head Soup. Recorded in November and December 1972, "Angie" was written primarily by Keith Richards. This version is from the 8/15/2009 show in Germany.
    • Anyway You Want ItDOWNLOAD MP3
      Anyway You Want It is a single by the Dave Clark Five from the US album Coast To Coast. It hit number #25 in the UK and #14 in the US. The song is written just by Dave Clark. The song was made famous by the Ramones.
    • Arms AloftDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Arms Aloft" is a song written and recorded by Joe Strummer. This version is from Pearl Jam's 6/22/10 performance in Dublin, Ireland.
    • Baba O'RileyDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Baba O'Riley" is a song by the The Who, written by Pete Townshend. Roger Daltrey sings most of the song, with Pete Townshend singing the middle eight: "Don't cry/don't raise your eye/it's only teenage wasteland". The title of the song is derived from this combination of the song's philosophical and musical influences: Meher Baba and Terry Riley.
    • Begin the BeginDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Begin the Begin" is the first song on R.E.M.'s fourth album, Lifes Rich Pageant. The song was also included as the first track on their 2006 compilation And I Feel Fine... The Best of the I.R.S. Years 1982-1987.
    • Better Be Home SoonDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Better Be Home Soon" is a 1988 song written by Neil Finn and performed by New Zealand/Australian band Crowded House. This cover is from the 11/29/2009 show in Christchurch, New Zealand.
    • Better ThingsDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Better Things" is a song by The Kinks, released as a single in June 1981 in the UK and November 1981 in the US. This version is from the Amsterdam show on 6/26/2012.
    • Black DiamondDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Black Diamond" is a Kiss song written by the band's rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley. The song appears as the last track on the band's eponymous first album, Kiss, released in 1974. This cover is from the 6/25/2008 show at the Garden in New York City.
    • Bleed For MeDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Bleed for Me" was the sixth single by punk rock band Dead Kennedys. It was released in July 1982 on Alternative Tentacles.
    • Brass In Pocket DOWNLOAD MP3
      "Brass in Pocket" (also known as "Brass in Pocket (I'm Special)") is a single by The Pretenders. It was written by Chrissie Hynde and James Honeyman-Scott, and produced by Chris Thomas. This cover is from the 6/18/1992 show in Zurich, Switzerland.
    • Break On ThroughDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Break On Through (To the Other Side)" is a song by The Doors from their debut album, The Doors. It was the first single released by the band and was unsuccessful compared to later hits, reaching only #126 in the United States. This cover is from the 1/12/1993 Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame induction show for doors in Los Angeles, California.
    • Can't Help Falling in LoveDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Can't Help Falling in Love", by George Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore, is a pop song based on "Plaisir d'amour" by Jean Paul Egide Martini. It was adapted for inclusion in the 1961 film Blue Hawaii, starring Elvis Presley.
    • Comfortably NumbDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Comfortably Numb" is a song by the English rock band Pink Floyd, which first appears on the 1979 double album, The Wall. This version is from the 12-12-12 concert for Hurricane Sandy relief.
    • ConstellationsDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Constellations" is a song written by Jack Johnson. It appears on his third album, In Between Dreams, which was released on March 1st, 2005.
    • Crazy MaryDOWNLOAD MP3

    • Crown of ThornsDOWNLOAD MP3
      Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns" is a song by the Seattle, Washington-based rock band Mother Love Bone. The song is the fourth track on the band's debut EP, Shine (1989). "Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns" is actually two songs sequenced together. "Crown of Thorns" is found by itself on the band's sole studio album, Apple (1990). "Chloe Dancer" is not available as a stand alone track. This cover is from the 7/8/2003 show at the Garden in New York City.
    • Dancing BarefootDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Dancing Barefoot" is a rock song written by Patti Smith and Ivan Kral, and released as a second single from Patti Smith Group 1979 album Wave. According to the album sleeve, the song was dedicated to women such as Amedeo Modigliani's mistress Jeanne Hébuterne. This version is from the 10/23/10 show at the Bridge School Benefit concert.
    • Darkness On The Edge Of TownDOWNLOAD MP3
      Darkness on the Edge of Town is a song from Bruce Spingsteen's 4th album, Darkness on the Edge of Town. It was released in the late spring of 1978. The album marked the end of a three year period of forced hiatus from recording brought on by contractual obligations and legal battling with former manager Mike Appel.
    • Diamonds On The InsideDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Diamonds On the Inside" was the second single released from the album Diamonds On the Inside by Ben Harper.
    • Dock of the BayDOWNLOAD MP3
      "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" is a song co-written by soul singer Otis Redding and guitarist Steve Cropper. It was first recorded by Otis Redding in 1967, shortly before his death. It was released posthumously on Stax Records' Volt label in 1968, becoming the first posthumous number-one single in U.S. chart history. This cover is from the 3/26/1994 show in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
    • Draw The LineDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Draw the Line" is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. It was written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, and was released in 1977 as the first single (and title track) from the album Draw the Line. The version is from 08/05/16 in Boston, MA.
    • Dream Baby DreamDOWNLOAD MP3
      Dream Baby Dream is a song by the electro-punk band Suicide, written by its members Martin Rev and Alan Vega. It was released as a single in 1979 by Island Records. This version is from 07/17/16 in Pemberton, BC.
    • Driven To TearsDOWNLOAD MP3

    • EruptionDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Eruption" is a guitar solo written and performed by Eddie Van Halen. This version is from the 77/5/2012 show in Berlin.
    • EverydayDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Everyday" is a song written for Laura Elizabeth Coxon, by Charles Hardin (Buddy Holly) and Norman Petty, recorded as a single by Buddy Holly and the Crickets on May 29, 1957 and released on September 29, 1957. This cover is from the 10/18/2000 show in Lubbock, Texas.
    • Everyday PeopleDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Everyday People" is a 1968 song by Sly & the Family Stone. It was the first single by the band to go to number one on the Soul singles chart and the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Like nearly all of Sly & the Family Stone's songs, Sly Stone was credited as the sole songwriter. This cover is from the 7/11/1995 show at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.
    • Face The DayDOWNLOAD MP3

    • Fool In The RainDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Fool in the Rain" is a song on English rock band Led Zeppelin's 1979 album, In Through the Out Door. It was the final U.S. single released during the band's tenure, reaching number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1980.
    • Forever YoungDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Forever Young" is a song by Bob Dylan. The song first appeared (in two different versions) on Dylan's 1974 album Planet Waves.
    • Fortunate SonDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Fortunate Son" is a song by Creedence Clearwater Revival on their album Willy and the Poor Boys in 1969. It was released as a single, together with "Down on the Corner," in September 1969. This song reached #14 on the United States charts. It won the R.I.A.A. Gold Disc award in December 1970.
    • Fuckin' UpDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Fuckin' Up" is a song by Neil Young from his 1990 album Ragged Glory.
    • Getting in TuneDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Getting In Tune" is a son written by the Who which appears as track six on their fifth studio album Who's Next.
    • Give Peace a ChanceDOWNLOAD MP3
      This cover is from the 2/16/2003 show in Adelaide, Australia.
    • Goin' Back To IndianaDOWNLOAD MP3
      Goin' Back to Indiana was a live/soundtrack album by The Jackson 5 for Motown Records, taken from their September 16, 1971 ABC TV special of the same name. This version is from the 5/7/10 show in Noblesville, Indiana.
    • Going HomeDOWNLOAD MP3

    • Growin' UpDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Growin' Up" is a song by Bruce Springsteen from the album Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. in 1973. This cover is from the 7/14/2003 show in Holmdel, NJ.

    31 Responses to a through g

    1. Pat says:

      I was wondering when you guys might get The Quadraphenia show with Ed singing on a few songs? Thanks

    2. Pat says:

      Eddie performed with The Who a few months ago at the Royal Albert Hall. I know he sang on Punk Meets the Godfather and a few others from Quadrophenia. I believe the show was sometime in Oct. of 09. I can’t find it anywhere. Townshend said this might be the last Who show since his hearing has gotten progressively worse. Thanks

    3. Cole says:

      I was wondering if there is a .zip file of these songs together? I might have over looked it, but I can’t seem to find it. Thanks a lot!

      p.s. Love the site. Makes me happy every time I’m on!

      • gremmie says:

        we don’t have zip files of signature live because it’s a moving target. meaning, the files change frequently and it would be difficult to keep recreating a zip and uploading every time a file changes.

    4. Mark says:

      Is there a live version of just a girl??

      Best site ever!

      • AJ says:

        I dont see one here, but that’s an original Pearl Jam song, not a cover, and it was performed only once, at the Off Ramp in ’90… PJ’s first show… and there’s a pretty good recording of it out there.

    5. Al says:

      Please add Going Back to Indiana from Noblesville, IN from 2010. Thx

    6. Matt says:

      This site is amazing! I’ve found tracks that I used to have on tape that I figured I’d never find online or hear again.

      Do you have the PJ cover of Beast of Burden by the Rolling Stones?


    7. Marc L says:

      thanks boys, nice work

    8. kirk says:

      shel silverstein wrote “a boy named sue” which cash made famous….not sure who wrote 25 mins to go….think perhaps johnny wrote it special for the folsom prison or san quentin records…..besides all that…thanks for all these quality recordings…keep it up!

    9. Nate says:

      is Going Home a cover? of who’s song?

    10. Jesse says:

      where’s “Gimme Some Truth”?

    11. Nathan says:

      who originally performs Going Home?

    12. Jeff says:

      Used to have a copy of a cover PJ did with Oasis….Daytripper. Can’t find it now, any ides?

    13. Michael says:

      I don´t think “Break on Through” is a Doors-cover played by Pearl Jam. As I recall only Eddie participated. But I could be wrong…

    14. Kyle says:

      Any chance you can get a copy of Ed performing Falling Slowly with Glen Hansard at PJ20?

    15. Alistair says:

      Are you likely to get your hands on the Temple Of The Dog reunion encores from the PJ20 shows last November? In Wisconsin, I think.

      Also, which show is this version of Fortunate Son from?

      This site is a dream come true, it really is.

    16. dave says:

      What and who is the Face The Day cover?

    17. Andy says:

      great version of fortunate son, would like to see this cover played live more often

    18. Amanda says:

      Just downloaded “Black Diamond” from here (and I love it), but I’m not sure…isn’t the performance here from Vic Theatre 2007? I don’t think it’s the Garden version, since Mike’s not singing at the beginning…I may be wrong, though.

    19. dave says:

      I don’t know if anyone cares, but I am a nerd and need to know, I did some research and the Face the Day song is an improv after MFC at the 10/04/2000 show in Montreal. Suggestion for Goof & Gremmie, create an improv section under the PJ tab. Or not. Great site. Later

    20. dave says:

      Oh and 1 more thing on Face the Day song. Pjam list it as, Improv (I want to feel free today), on their website. Sorry, I am nerd. Lol

    21. […] Place”, but I think of it as “Altar”, because that’s what they call it on gremmie.net, where you can get the mp3. That’s where I first heard it. Share this:Like this:Like Loading… This entry was posted […]

    22. JC says:

      Just mention that A quick one is Eddie with My Morning Jacket…

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