Following the 25th anniversary of Yield, Pearl Jam’s Give Way will be released as a part of Record Store Day 2023.
Give Way was to be a promotional live CD featuring 17 tracks from the Pearl Jam concert in Melbourne, Australia on March 5th, 1998.
Give Way will be released as a part of Record Store Day 2023 on double LP and on CD, a version of which 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).
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. The title Give Way is a nod to the Australian counterpart to the Yield sign of the United States.
The Give Way Vinyl LP and CD will be available for purchase at your local indie record shop beginning Saturday, April 22nd.
Format: CD | Quantity: 4000
Format: 2LP | Quantity: 15500
Label: Legacy Recordings (Epic / Sony)
PEARL JAM: GIVE WAY
2. Brain Of J.
5. In My Tree
6. I Got Shit
8. Even Flow
9. Spin The Black Circle
10. Given To Fly
11. Hail, Hail
13. State Of Love And Trust
14. Do The Evolution
Below you can read the original setlist of the concert, one of the last Pearl Jam played with Jack Irons on drums, and watch the original Give Way artwork.
03/05/1998 MELBOURNE PARK: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Setlist: Release, Brain of J, Animal, Faithfull, In My Tree, I Got Shit, Beds Are Burning (Midnight Oil), Corduroy, Wishlist, Even Flow, Spin the Black Circle, Daughter/Pebbles (Shudder To Think), Given to Fly, Hail Hail, MFC, Crazy Mary (Victoria Williams), Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town, Off He Goes, State of Love and Trust, Do the Evolution, Alive
Encore: Go, Black, Rearviewmirror, Immortality
Encore 2: Indifference, Porch
To kick off the RSD 2023 release of Give Way, Ten Club is releasing a limited edition Yield poster.
Give Way is now available on all digital platforms.
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Born in Reggio Emilia in 1980. He created pearljamonline.it in 2001 and wrote the first edition of “Pearl Jam Evolution” in 2009 along with his wife Daria. He is collaborating with Barracuda Style and HvsR, he has collaborated with Rolling Stone, Rockol and Il Fatto Quotidiano.
Since 2022, he is behind 2 podcasts: “Pearl Jam dalla A alla Z” and “Fuori Orario: Not Another Podcast”. He continues relentlessly to try to find “beautiful melodies that say terrible things”.
Favorite song: Present Tense
Favorite album: No Code
Favorite bands/artists other than PJ: Tom Waits, Ramones, Bruce Springsteen, IDLES, Fontaines D.C., Mark Lanegan, Cat Power, Dead Kennedys