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Last updated: 10.27.2013
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Title Lightning Bolt
Release date
The album, recorded between 2011 and 2013 and produced by longtime collaborator Brendan O'Brien, will be released on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records and is set for a US release on October 15.
Producer
Brendan O'Brien

Artwork
Link
- Artist Don Pendleton created the latest Pearl Jam artwork for "Lightning Bolt." He also did the artwork for Jeff Ament's "While My Heart Beats" album and is responsible for the DeLuna 2012 poster with Sean Cliver - elephont.com

Tracklist

1. Getaway [Vedder/Vedder]
2. Mind Your Manners [McCready/Vedder]
3. My Father's Son [Ament/Vedder]
4. Sirens [McCready/Vedder]
5. Lightning Bolt [Vedder/Vedder]
6. Infallible [Ament/Gossard/Vedder]
7. Pendulum [Ament/Gossard/Vedder]
8. Swallowed Whole [Vedder/Vedder]
9. Let The Records Play [Gossard/Vedder]
10. Sleeping By Myself [Vedder/Vedder]
11. Yellow Moon [Ament/Vedder]
12. Future Days
[Vedder/Vedder]

Pearl Jam launched a game on Twitter and Instagram with hashtag #PJTrackReveal. Every day for five days, two sets of artwork elements were gradually disclosed, revealing, once completed, the titles of two songs that are on "Lightning Bolt" (the same method was used to disclose the artwork for the single "Mind Your Manners" a few weeks before). Here's the final artwork & tracklist:

(Click to view full size. Thanks to @pkdiablo)

 

Available formats
Digital download
CD
Vinyl

Lyrics
pearljamonline.it/#lightningbolt
Band members
Ed Vedder
(Voice, Guitar, Ukulele on "Sleeping By Myself")
Stone Gossard (Guitar, Bongo Drums on "Pendulum")
Mike McCready (Guitar, Six-String Bass on "My Father's Son")
Jeff Ament (Bass, Bowed Guitar and Keyboards on "Pendulum")
Matt Cameron (Drums, Background Vocals on "Sirens")

Additional Musicians
Kenneth "Boom" Gaspar (Keyboards)
Ann Marie Calhoun
(Strings on "Future Days")
Brendan O'Brien (Guitars, Piano on "Future Days")
Tidbits
Of The Earth was never recorded in studio
Pendulum was recorded for Backspacer but later didn't fit
• They also got a couple songs leftover from the Lightning Bolt session
• No Matt Cameron songs on Lightning Bolt
Yellow Moon almost wasn't on the record

• Getaway, Mind Your Manners, Lightning Bolt and Let The Records Play were recorded during the second recording session early this year
• Lightning
Bolt is dedicated to Uncle Neil (Neil Young)
Recording Locations
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA
(April/May 2011, March/May 2013)
New Album - The making of >> Link

Singles

MIND YOUR MANNERS
Words: Eddie Vedder | Music: Mike McCready
Produced by Brendan O'Brien
Release date: 7/11/2013

SIRENS
Words: Eddie Vedder | Music: Mike McCready
Produced by Brendan O'Brien
Release date: 9/18/2013

 

Video

MIND YOUR MANNERS
Words: Eddie Vedder | Music: Mike McCready
Directed by Danny Clinch
Release date: 8/23/2013

SIRENS
Words: Eddie Vedder | Music: Mike McCready
Directed by Danny Clinch
Release date: 9/18/2013


LIGHTNING BOLT PROMO VIDEO
Directed by Danny Clinch
Release date: 9/26/2013


LIGHTNING BOLT VIGNETTE
Directed by Danny Clinch





Pearl Jam in studio 2011-2013

Pearl Jam interviewed by...


Sketchnotes for Pearl Jam's Lightning Bolt listening session
Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 9/4/2013
Idea, concept and design by Frank Meeuwsen. Check out incredibleadventure.nl/pj20/


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