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So....Yield?
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SIRIUSXM PJ RADIO YIELD 15TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

SiriusXM Pearl Jam Radio celebrates the 15th Anniversary of Yield this weekend with The Faithfull Forum - a special in depth, fan-involved program. We'll be opening up the phone lines for your participation and recollections on this classic album along with live tracks, b-sides and other goodies related to Yield.

Tune in Saturday Feb. 2nd at 4pm EST/1pm PST for this live special.

Live tracks and "goodies", you say.


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One of pearl jams finest albums. The last great brendon obrien/pearl jam album.

Obriens work on tracks like faithful/no way/all those yesterday's are sublime IMHO


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Got Some wrote:
One of pearl jams finest albums. The last great brendon obrien/pearl jam album.

Obriens work on tracks like faithful/no way/all those yesterday's are sublime IMHO


faithful (and In Hiding) have always struck me as songs that sound half finished.

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The first time I listened to this album, I had only heard Pearl Jam's popular singles and was struck by how different Eddie's voice sounded from the one I had heard on "Jeremy" or "Alive". I took a liking to this album immediately and for a while, it was my favourite Pearl Jam album. I've cooled on it recently though but maybe I just need to give it another spin. Faithfull and All Those Yesterdays are amazing songs.


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stip wrote:
Got Some wrote:
One of pearl jams finest albums. The last great brendon obrien/pearl jam album.

Obriens work on tracks like faithful/no way/all those yesterday's are sublime IMHO


faithful (and In Hiding) have always struck me as songs that sound half finished.

It's taken me a long time to sort of "get" (and I hate that word in this context) Yield. It didn't click with me until last year. But I never felt like any of the songs (save Red Dot) felt half finished. What about those songs makes you feel that way?


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Faithful is one of the best songs this band has ever written


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Faithful is one of the best songs this band has ever written

It's in my top 2.


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Faithful is one of the best songs this band has ever written


So good, starts slow, picks up into a pretty rocking song and finishes back slow like it started, and though the music is what hooked me first on this one, the lyrics and Eds delivery really makes it for me now.
Plus my wife and i have a line from it on our wedding rings


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Dr. Van Nostrand wrote:
warehouse wrote:
Faithful is one of the best songs this band has ever written


So good, starts slow, picks up into a pretty rocking song and finishes back slow like it started, and though the music is what hooked me first on this one, the lyrics and Eds delivery really makes it for me now.
Plus my wife and i have a line from it on our wedding rings

exactly. "half finished" is the last way id describe it.


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durdencommatyler wrote:
stip wrote:
Got Some wrote:
One of pearl jams finest albums. The last great brendon obrien/pearl jam album.

Obriens work on tracks like faithful/no way/all those yesterday's are sublime IMHO


faithful (and In Hiding) have always struck me as songs that sound half finished.

It's taken me a long time to sort of "get" (and I hate that word in this context) Yield. It didn't click with me until last year. But I never felt like any of the songs (save Red Dot) felt half finished. What about those songs makes you feel that way?


I'm sure I have probably articulated this on the old board somewhere better than I will here. Even though they have the rich sound that the rest of Yield does, there is something about them that always seemed thin--like they were waiting to layer the really good parts on. Other mid tempo songs like GTF (which I love) and No Way (which I don't) still found much fuller than these do.

As was pretty astutely observed in that other thread, this is really the point where PJ started writing more subdued anthems (in a lot of ways GTF is the last of that old guard--or at least the hinge between these two periods) and I started to lose some interest in them (post vitalogy there are really only 4 PJ anthems that I love, for a certain definition of anthem). But still, No Way is hardly an old fashioned PJ anthem and it still feels like there is just more going on there musically than these songs. I think I miss the layering in them that are in most of the other really good ones.


I am also don't really like the verses (or the main riff, to be honest) in In Hiding and Faithful has, after a very promising first verse, sometimes seems a little too ham fisted for my tastes. Also not a tremendous fan of how Eddie sounds on either of these songs.

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stip wrote:
durdencommatyler wrote:
stip wrote:
Got Some wrote:
One of pearl jams finest albums. The last great brendon obrien/pearl jam album.

Obriens work on tracks like faithful/no way/all those yesterday's are sublime IMHO


faithful (and In Hiding) have always struck me as songs that sound half finished.

It's taken me a long time to sort of "get" (and I hate that word in this context) Yield. It didn't click with me until last year. But I never felt like any of the songs (save Red Dot) felt half finished. What about those songs makes you feel that way?


I'm sure I have probably articulated this on the old board somewhere better than I will here. Even though they have the rich sound that the rest of Yield does, there is something about them that always seemed thin--like they were waiting to layer the really good parts on. Other mid tempo songs like GTF (which I love) and No Way (which I don't) still found much fuller than these do.

As was pretty astutely observed in that other thread, this is really the point where PJ started writing more subdued anthems (in a lot of ways GTF is the last of that old guard--or at least the hinge between these two periods) and I started to lose some interest in them (post vitalogy there are really only 4 PJ anthems that I love, for a certain definition of anthem). But still, No Way is hardly an old fashioned PJ anthem and it still feels like there is just more going on there musically than these songs. I think I miss the layering in them that are in most of the other really good ones.


I am also don't really like the verses (or the main riff, to be honest) in In Hiding and Faithful has, after a very promising first verse, sometimes seems a little too ham fisted for my tastes. Also not a tremendous fan of how Eddie sounds on either of these songs.


I feel like I tend to agree with your opinions more than most other people on the board, but I don't get this at all.

Well, maybe just this tiny bit. The lyrics for In Hiding feel a little ... first draft to me. I like them well enough and I get the idea, but they're a bit awkward and it feels like it all doesn't come together very well. Still like the song quite a bit despite that, and musically I think that song is wonderful.


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this album snuck through my back door.

1997, orlando, sand lake road. sitting in my car waiting for a friend to cash his check. hitting seek endless times until i hear a familiar voice. what was this? why am i hearing this? wait, this is pearl jam! it sounds awesome. soaring vocals into laidback drums only to build up an do it again. i'm instantly hooked on given to fly. i didnt have the iternet at home. i dont listen to orlando radio. i had no way of knowing yeild was coming. i find out a little more and on feb 3rd, i'm at the virgin megastore at disney for the midnight sale. overhead they're playing wishlist and i can't wait to get home and hear more. i get the promo poster, the cd and fly home. the music is exactly what i wanted to hear and never even knew it was coming. this album rekindled a love for their music that hasn't left me since.


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this album is so effin' good


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mray10 wrote:
stip wrote:
durdencommatyler wrote:
stip wrote:
Got Some wrote:
One of pearl jams finest albums. The last great brendon obrien/pearl jam album.

Obriens work on tracks like faithful/no way/all those yesterday's are sublime IMHO


faithful (and In Hiding) have always struck me as songs that sound half finished.

It's taken me a long time to sort of "get" (and I hate that word in this context) Yield. It didn't click with me until last year. But I never felt like any of the songs (save Red Dot) felt half finished. What about those songs makes you feel that way?


I'm sure I have probably articulated this on the old board somewhere better than I will here. Even though they have the rich sound that the rest of Yield does, there is something about them that always seemed thin--like they were waiting to layer the really good parts on. Other mid tempo songs like GTF (which I love) and No Way (which I don't) still found much fuller than these do.

As was pretty astutely observed in that other thread, this is really the point where PJ started writing more subdued anthems (in a lot of ways GTF is the last of that old guard--or at least the hinge between these two periods) and I started to lose some interest in them (post vitalogy there are really only 4 PJ anthems that I love, for a certain definition of anthem). But still, No Way is hardly an old fashioned PJ anthem and it still feels like there is just more going on there musically than these songs. I think I miss the layering in them that are in most of the other really good ones.


I am also don't really like the verses (or the main riff, to be honest) in In Hiding and Faithful has, after a very promising first verse, sometimes seems a little too ham fisted for my tastes. Also not a tremendous fan of how Eddie sounds on either of these songs.


I feel like I tend to agree with your opinions more than most other people on the board, but I don't get this at all.

Well, maybe just this tiny bit. The lyrics for In Hiding feel a little ... first draft to me. I like them well enough and I get the idea, but they're a bit awkward and it feels like it all doesn't come together very well. Still like the song quite a bit despite that, and musically I think that song is wonderful.


fair enough--this is just my own idiosyncratic tastes.

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EJ wrote:
this album is so effin' good


Yeah, this...Vitalogy used to be my clear number one, but I think Yield may have overtaken it.


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this album is so effin' good


Yeah, this...Vitalogy used to be my clear number one, but I think Yield may have overtaken it.


its always just a touch behind No Code for me, but real close, and when i ranked all the songs, this one was a good bit ahead of No Code, Yield is a better collection of songs but No Code has the better over all album feel


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digster wrote:
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this album is so effin' good


Yeah, this...Vitalogy used to be my clear number one, but I think Yield may have overtaken it.


I usually put Vitalogy ahead in rankings, but they are basically tied for number one in my mind.


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I always thought Pilate was a pretty good song. Really nice chorus and understated verses. It deserved more of an airing live.

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