Monday, July 25, 2011

Eddie Vedder: Man About Town | MixTAPE

Great review of the Eddie Vedder in Oakland below. It's the review for the night before we went, but Wednesday's show had a lot of similarities and was terrific. Eddie played for almost 3 hours. At about the two hour mark he said (paraphrasing), "I can keep playing, I have the time, do you?" and the crowd went crazy. He stayed on for another hour.

He closed the first set with Arc, touched on below. That one song is worth the price of admission. You can actually feel the vibrations throughout the theater and the chorus feels like a giant exhale.

Eddie Vedder: Man About Town | MixTAPE:
"Ed ended the set with the Pearl Jam song “Arc.” The song is a wordless elegy to nine people who died at a Pearl Jam concert in Roskilde in 2000 and a very loose treatment of the sufi spiritual stylings of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the now deceased Pakistani singer who Ed collaborated with on the “Dead Man Walking” soundtrack in 1995. It is also a duet with himself as Ed records the first verse and loops it over the first and second and third until it is a full chorus of one that continues playing even after Ed has left the stage and although I have seen it live many times, I get goose bumps every time."