Listen: Eddie Vedder covers The English Beat’s Save It For Later for The Bear

Eddie Vedder released an exclusive studio version of The English Beat’s Save It For Later for the third season of The Bear.

Eddie Vedder Manchester 06/25/2024 | Photo: Marco Rizzitelli

Eddie Vedder has recorded a previously unreleased version of the English Beat’s Save It for Later exclusively for season 3 of The Bear, a TV serie which has utilized Pearl Jam songs (Animal, Come Back) in the first two seasons.

The new version of Save It For Later, recorded by Pearl Jam singer and produced by Andrew Watt, is now available on all streaming platforms. 7-inch vinyl single of the track might be out soon via Seattle Surf Co, the EV’s record label.

Save It for Later is a song written and recorded by the British ska/new wave band the Beat (known in the United States and Canada as the English Beat). The song was released as a single from the band’s third and final studio album, Special Beat Service, released in 1982.

Pearl Jam began playing Save It For Later live as a Better Man tag during No Code Tour in 1996. Even Eddie Vedder hero Pete Townshend released a cover of this song on his live album Deep End Live! released in August 1986 (“This is my favorite song ever”, The Who guitarist revealed 40 years ago).

Save It for Later was written by The English Beat guitarist Dave Wakeling as a teenager before the founding of the band. Curiously, Better Man was written by Eddie Vedder when he was in high school, “I wrote Better Man before I could drink – legally – on a four-track in my old apartment”.

According to SPIN, at the very end of the Save It For Later new studio version, Vedder can be briefly heard singing “can’t find a better man.

All episodes of The Bear’s third season is now streaming on Hulu. Below you can listen Eddie Vedder Townshendesque version of the classic Save It For Later.