Pearl Jam: Give Way on 2LP for Record Store Day?

RUMORS | A double vinyl featuring Pearl Jam’s Give Way could be among the releases of Record Store Day ’23.

Give Way was to be a promotional live CD featuring 17 tracks from the Pearl Jam concert in Melbourne, Australia on March 5th, 1998.

According to, Give Way was intended to be given away for free the day of the release of Single Video Theory to the first customers purchasing the video from Best Buy stores. The day before the release, the CDs were recalled and destroyed by Sony. Supposedly this promotion was not properly cleared with the label and/or the band.

Of the 50,000 CDs pressed, most copies were destroyed and it is rumored Best Buy was threatened with a $10,000 fine for each unreturned disc. Despite that, a number of copies surfaced over the years (impossible to exactly determine how much of them are survived, but a good guess would be at least 250/300, probably more).

This CD has been professionally mixed/mastered, and although it’s not the complete show the audio quality is far superior to any other source available including the pre-FM Sony promo.



1. Release
2. Brain Of J.
3. Animal
4. Faithfull
5. In My Tree
6. I Got ID
7. Corduroy
8. Even Flow
9. Spin The Black Circle
10. Given To Fly
11. Hail, Hail
12. MFC
13. State Of Love And Trust
14. Do The Evolution
15. Alive
16. Black
17. Immortality