Pearl Jam

Dissident/Live in Atlanta [UK Epic #3]

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Before Pearl Jam released their concert tours on CD, fans were treated to singles jam-packed with bonus tracks. The best single of Dissident is actually the three-part series released in the U.K. and called the Dissident/Live in Atlanta CDs. This third part is from 1994 and contains a mini-concert with songs from Ten and from Vs. The Dissident/Live in Atlanta series is contained in a cardboard collector's package. Included in this eight-track version are topnotch versions of "Alive," "Blood," "W.M.A.," "Go," "Elderly Woman," "Rats," "Once," "Porch," and "Indifference." The live recording was mixed by Brendan O'Brien from an April 3, 1994, performance at Atlanta's Fox Theater and sounds like the source was room mics. Parts one and two bring the number of live songs to a staggering 22, making it definitely the best (and most expensive) version. With this three-disc set, Pearl Jam had released live versions of almost their entire first two albums. All that was missing was "Leash" from Vs. and "Oceans" from Ten.

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