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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.

 

    • RainDOWNLOAD MP3
      Rain" is a song by the English rock band The Beatles, credited to Lennon–McCartney and first released in June 1966 as the B-side of the "Paperback Writer" single. This version is from the 6/23/2012 show on the Isle of Wight.
    • Roadhouse BluesDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Roadhouse Blues" is a blues-rock song written and recorded by the American rock band The Doors. The song, which appeared on the B-side of "You Make Me Real". This cover is from the 1/12/1993 Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame induction show for doors in Los Angeles, California.
    • Ruby TuesdayDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Ruby Tuesday" is a song recorded by The Rolling Stones in 1966, released in January 1967. The song, coupled with "Let's Spend the Night Together", was a number-one hit in the United States and reached number three in the United Kingdom.
    • Running Back to SaskatoonDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Runnin' Back to Saskatoon" is a popular rock and roll song written by Burton Cummings and Kurt Winter. The song was recorded by The Guess Who on May 22, 1972 for the album Live at the Paramount. This cover is from the 9/7/2005 show in Saskatoon, Canada.
    • Save it For LaterDOWNLOAD MP3
      Written by The English Beat.
    • Sayin' NoDOWNLOAD MP3

    • Search And DestroyDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Search and Destroy" is a song by American rock band The Stooges, recorded for the group's third album Raw Power. Iggy Pop said that he pulled the title "from a column heading in a Time article about the Vietnam War." This version is from the 9/25/11 show in Vancouver.
    • See Me, Feel Me Listening to YouDOWNLOAD MP3
      "See Me Feel Me/Listening to You" is a portion of the song "We're Not Gonna Take It" written by Pete Townshend of The Who. The song is the finale of the Tommy album.
    • Sheena is a Punk RockerDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" is a song by the punk rock group The Ramones. It first appeared on their third LP, Rocket to Russia, in 1977, and was also included on later pressings of the group's second album, Leave Home.
    • Sleepless NightsDOWNLOAD MP3

    • So You Wanna Ba a Rock N Roll StarDOWNLOAD MP3
      "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star" is a song by the American rock band The Byrds, written by Jim McGuinn and Chris Hillman and included on their 1967 album, Younger Than Yesterday.
    • Soldier of LoveDOWNLOAD MP3
      This version is from the 7/3/2003 show in Boston, MA.
    • Something So StrongDOWNLOAD MP3
      Written by Crowded House.
    • Sonic ReducerDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Sonic Reducer" is a punk rock song written by Gene O'Connor and David Thomas during their tenure in Rocket from the Tombs, and made its debut on the Dead Boys 1977 album Young, Loud and Snotty.
    • Stuff and NonsenseDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Stuff and Nonsense" is a song written by Split Enz. It appears as track six on their 1979 album Frenzy.
    • SurrenderDOWNLOAD MP3
      Surrender" is a single by Cheap Trick released in June 1978 from the album Heaven Tonight. From the 5/2/16 show in New York, NY.
    • Take a WalkDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Take a Walk" is a song by Split Enz. This cover is from the 4/4/2001 Neil Finn show in Auckland, New Zealand.
    • Takin' It to the StreetsDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Takin' It to the Streets" is a song by the American rock band The Doobie Brothers from the album of the same name. This version is from the 5/1/16 show in NY, NY.
    • Thank YouDOWNLOAD MP3

    • The Boys Are Back in TownDOWNLOAD MP3
      "The Boys Are Back in Town" is a single from Thin Lizzy. The song came out in 1976 on their album Jailbreak. It was honoured with the 499th position among Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
    • The Golden StateDOWNLOAD MP3
      This version is from the 9/26/2009 show at the Clark County Theater in Portland, Oregon.
    • The Kids Are AlrightDOWNLOAD MP3
      Written by the Who.
    • The KKK Took My Baby AwayDOWNLOAD MP3
      "The KKK Took My Baby Away" is a song written by Joey Ramone. It appears on the Ramones' 1981 album Pleasant Dreams.
    • The Needle And The Damage DoneDOWNLOAD MP3
      "The Needle and the Damage Done" is a song by Neil Young that describes the descent into heroin addiction of musicians he knew.
    • The Needle And The Damage Done (Alt)DOWNLOAD MP3
      This version of "The Needle And The Damage Done" is from the 5/5/16 show in Quebec City,
    • The Promised LandDOWNLOAD MP3
      The Promised Land 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 Real MeDOWNLOAD MP3
      "The Real Me" is a song written by Pete Townshend on The Who's second full-scale rock opera, Quadrophenia in 1973. This version is from the VH1 Rock Honors: The Who performance.
    • The SeekerDOWNLOAD MP3
      "The Seeker" is a song written by Pete Townshend and performed by English rock band The Who, and featured on their 1971 compilation album Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy.
    • The WaitingDOWNLOAD MP3
      "The Waiting" is the lead single from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' album Hard Promises released in 1981. The song peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and #1 on the magazine's new Top Tracks chart, where it remained for six consecutive weeks. This cover is from the Pearl Jam/Tom Petty show on 7/3/2006 in Denver, Colorado.
    • Throw Your Arms Around Me [Full Band]DOWNLOAD MP3

    • Throw Your Hatred DownDOWNLOAD MP3
      Written by Neil Young.
    • Timeless MelodyDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Timeless Melody" is a pop song written by Liverpool singer/guitarist Lee Mavers and recorded by Mavers' band, The La's.
    • Under PressureDOWNLOAD MP3
      From the Ben Harper show on 6/25/10 in Hyde Park.
    • Waiting On A FriendDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Waiting on a Friend" is a song by the Rolling Stones from their 1981 album Tattoo You. Released as the album's second single, it reached number 13 on the US singles chart. This cover is from the 6/23/2006 show in Pittsburgh, PA.
    • Walk With MeDOWNLOAD MP3
      Walk With Me is the first track from Le Noise, an album by Neil Young released on September 28, 2010.This version is from Bridge School I, 10/23/2010 in Mountain View, CA.
    • What's So Funny 'Bout Peace Love And UnderstandingDOWNLOAD MP3
      "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" is a 1970s song written by English musician Nick Lowe and recorded in the best-known version by Elvis Costello & The Attractions.
    • Whip ItDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Whip It" is the title of a 1980 single by the New Wave band Devo. It appears on the album Freedom of Choice. This version is from the final show at the Spectrum on 10/31/2009.
    • Why Can't I Touch ItDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Why Can't I Touch It?" is a song written by the Buzzcocks. This version is from the 6/20/2012 show in Manchester, England.
    • Wild HorsesDOWNLOAD MP3
      "Wild Horses" is a song by The Rolling Stones from their 1971 album Sticky Fingers, written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Rolling Stone ranked it at #334 in its "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list in 2004. This version is from the Pittsburch, PA show in 2005.
    • World Where You LiveDOWNLOAD MP3
      "World Where You Live" is a song by Crowded House. This cover is from the 4/4/2001 Neil Finn show in Auckland, New Zealand.
    • You've Got to Hide Your Love AwayDOWNLOAD MP3
      "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" is a song by The Beatles. It was written and sung by John Lennon (credited to Lennon/McCartney) and released on the album Help! in August 1965.
     

    35 Responses to q through z

    1. Robb says:

      Anyway to add date and place of concerts?

    2. m says:

      this is a great suggestion; we’re working on it.

    3. PW says:

      any good recordings of “Watch It Die” from 10/30/09 (Eddie joined Bad Religion onstage and performed this song with them. He sang more on this song than on the studio version from the BR album.)

      plus “Whip It” which was performed on 10/31/09.

      thx.

      P.S.: This site f**kin’ rulez!!!!
      I have a lot of PJ stuff and i’ve found some great stuff to add to the collection!!!

    4. Sandra says:

      Love love love “Stuff and Nonsense”. Brought me to tears. Exactly what I needed to hear tonight. Thank you!

    5. Pat says:

      Thanks for all your hard work on this site. Very much appreciated.

    6. Josh says:

      Incredible site…thank you!! I’m wondering if anyone has an old improv..early 90’s.. starts with “Doctor said..I’d be alright, Everything I believed it wasn’t true”…etc. I remember it being listed as “Love You/Hate You on an old import disc. Haven’t heard it in years!

    7. Josh says:

      Will do..thanks!

    8. matt says:

      waiting on a friend is from pittsburgh in 06….not santa barbara

    9. Ben Rowlands says:

      Great work on the site guys. Has to be my favourite sites. Wondering do you have a version of under pressure with eddie and ben harper? i know they played that song a few times on their lkast Australian tour in late 2009, especially the Sydney show. if you did have a copy and put it up. it would be greatly appreciated.

    10. Henry says:

      I’d sure love to get my hands on the Toronto preset from last year–especially Eddie’s rendition of Sugar Mountain. What are the chances?

    11. Aaron says:

      I would love to know when and where the version of Soldier of Love is from. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    12. Aaron says:

      Thanks gremmie, just thought I’d ask.

    13. Anthony says:

      This is the best site I havce ever come across…thanks guys…you have helped me add to my ever growing collection of PJ & EV songs…is there a version of the opening song the band comes out to around on the site…(Metamorphis I believe it is???)…I would love to add that as well…. Thanks again

    14. gabe says:

      Love the site guys, keep up the good work. Any way you could put up “Wild Horses”? It’s gotta be from the tour with RS cuz Ed sings it with Mick Jagger. Thanx.

    15. PW says:

      Where is that version of “Peace, Love & Understanding” from? And who are all the singers in it? I don’t recall PJ ever covering that song, tho Chris Cornell does a killer acoustic version of it.

      P.S.: Anyone got the full version of “Act Together” by Band Of Horses w/ Eddie Vedder?

    16. Brad says:

      Throw Your Arms Around Me includes the tag (Full Band) but…isn’t this recording just Eddie and Mark Seymour?

    17. DY says:

      I’m pretty sure “Peace, Love, and Understanding” is Ed joining The E-Street Band and others, possibly at one of the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame shows, but don’t know which one.

    18. JM3 says:

      Gremmie – this site is awesome. Been coming a long time. I’m looking for a solid version of Street Fighting Man..You have any good quality versions? It is a great cover

    19. Eric Bassignani says:

      Thanks for this site and all that comes with it, nice work!

      My two cents: to all that have asked for live date details about these versions or if there’s a song you want to know more about, simply find it here:

      http://www.pearljam.com/music/songs

      chances are you’ll be able to cross reference the particular recording you are looking for based on the set list provided by the fine folks at pearljam.com

    20. DMA says:

      Just wondering what the source is of Walk With Me.
      Is it from the Sirius/XM broadcast shortly after the Bridge School benefit? And was the Sirius/XM version a soundboard version or taken from an audience recording?
      Any info is welcome.

    21. AJ says:

      When/where is The Kids Are Alright from? Best version I have ever heard…

    22. PW says:

      Anyone have a good audio version of “Window Paine” that Ed did with the Smashing Pumpkins on their ’92 tour I believe?

    23. […] gremmie think these are the definitive copies of these tracks. under pressure has been added to signature live [covers] while can’t keep and long road have been added to signature live [originals]. […]

    24. […] Sadly, and somewhat surprisingly, I can’t find any video of the lovely cover of the Beatles’ “Rain” from the Isle of Wight festival this year, but here’s a link to an outstandingly high-quality recording (and while you’re listening to that, you should check out the other stuff Mr Jerome Turner has uploaded). Gremmie has the download, as well. […]

    25. Gur says:

      Can you please add “Running Out Of Time” cover? thanks!

    26. michael says:

      I was looking for shine by collective soul they coved this song on november 2 1993 in San Diego CA, if you guys have it can you send me a link thanks. also thanks for this awesome website.

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