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With a new foreword by Pearl Jam's longtime friend and fan Cameron Crowe, this New York Times bestselling book is an intimate and lavishly illustrated portrait. In this exclusive excerpt from “Pearl Jam Twenty,” a year-by-year oral of Pearl Jam's album “Riot Act.” The book is part of Pearl Jam's. Pearl Jam Twenty by Pearl Jam - Published in celebration of Pearl Jam's twentieth anniversary and in conjunction with Cameron Crowe's definitive film, Pearl Jam.

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It's so cool and enjoying while reading about their performances to watch them thanks to youtube or listening the song As a fan of the band I can't be objective. It's so cool and enjoying while reading about their performances to watch them thanks to youtube or listening the songs while reading about the making process.

That's why it took me almost two years to read the entire. And I liked that there was no official end, I believe there are lot of new pages to be written by Pearl Jam in the future.


I consider myself to be a pretty big Pearl Jam fan, and this book was sill packed with stories and tidbits and truths about the band and songs and moments that I had never heard anywhere else. Pretty remarkable. As is the band themselves.

Not just that they've survived this long as a band, but that they have done so coming from the scene that they emerged from and with the enormous amount of instant success that they achieved Without question this is the greatest rock n roll book I've ever read.

Not just that they've survived this long as a band, but that they have done so coming from the scene that they emerged from and with the enormous amount of instant success that they achieved.

And not even just that! But that they continue to be such profound activists of many, many, many causes, that they are such innovators of so much more than just their music , and that they have always put the fans first.


Even the dark and harsh realities that encompassed the tragedy of nine PJ fans inexplicably dying at one of their shows could not derail the overall force of Pearl Jam, although that moment easily could have. Just look at the grunge scene of the early nineties as the evidence that there just aren't a lot of bands who could have survived what Pearl Jam has survived.

It's pretty incredible.


I found this book to be nostalgic I'm thrilled that several shows that I have attended over the years are mentioned throughout, and this book often took me back to my high school years Not that I have any hope nor delusions of ever achieving anything musically Whatever that is. By the time I got to the end, I wanted there to be so much more. I certainly hope there's twenty more years of Pearl Jam ahead of us.

Instead, I did that with this book about Pearl Jam. It was much easier - I've been a fan since the beginning, so I already have all the music. Customers who bought this item also bought. Read more.

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Hardcover Verified download. I'm a huge Pearl Jam fan since the beginning and a member of their official fan club Ten Club. They are definitely one of my favorite bands of all time. I'm so happy with this book!

It's a great companion piece to the PJ20 film, but even if you haven't seen that, you can really enjoy this book. It's full of photos, memorabilia, notes, artwork etc. There are also chapters describing the making of each album from Ten up to Backspacer. There are so many interesting stories and funny anecdotes that I hadn't heard before. Some crazy stuff happened on those tours!

I love reading the band's own words on how they wrote each song and what the songs mean. And, to be honest, I am a huge Eddie Vedder fan and I really loved having lots of pictures of him, from 20 years of pictures! If you are a big Pearl Jam fan, get this book! You will love it! One person found this helpful.

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Allow me to make one thing perfectly clear right up front I can't honestly tell you how much of the material in this book, the little tidbits and snippets and nuggets of information from the band, their fellow musicians, and their friends is already known and how much of it is revelatory and new.

What I can tell you is my own impression of the book, and that's that this is a fantastic book that any fan will love. It is a great companion piece to the year-long celebration that has been PJ It begins with a great, long foreword by Cameron Crowe primarily about the role Pearl Jam has played in rock music and how they have managed to survive by, in his words, actively seeking less.

There's a great note from Bono to Crowe that's quoted in the intro asking why Eddie won't just let the band release a summer album full of hit singles. This is all pre-PJ information. The book then jumps into the biography of the band, beginning with the years and the evolutions of Green River, Shadow, Bad Radio, and Soundgarden. At this point the book is still largely a straight narrative by the author, with occasional quotes thrown in.

These are accompanied by some great early pictures of the various band members. Once the book gets into the narrative style shifts into an emphasis on specific dates or general time periods "last week of October," etc.

Generally each time period, at least early on in the book, has a short description saying a major event that occurred at that time followed by at least one quote from a band member or friend of the band, which range from Chris Cornell to Ann Wilson to Dave Grohl, Pete Townshend, Ben Harper, and others. Some of these sound like they are contemporary reflections, while others sound like they are quotes from the time.

Either way it works just fine. I found these quotes, again with the disclaimer above, to be very informative and exciting and at times funny, like when Eddie is describing how, without having met Mike, he tried to have Mike kicked out of the band during his first meeting with Jeff and Stone in LA prior to sending them his Mamma-Son demo tape, solely because he liked three-piece and four-piece bands better than five-piece. Later in the book these quotes become fewer and far between and the sections are more just a quick description of an event that occurred, although still informative.

As to the organization of the book, each chapter is a different year, from to Within these chapters are the aforementioned chronological narratives combined with, when applicable, special sections that highlight particular events. There is no chapter to describe the PJ20 events. Again there is a greater emphasis on the band's earlier years, with - taking up about pages and - taking up about Some of the chapters are pretty short, particularly the "non-album-year" ones.

The book is absolutely filled with photos, either in the background behind the text, as full-page photos, multi-page photos, or small pieces that are stuck into blank space on the pages. And that's a great picture of Stone with Anthony Kiedis in drag at the beginning of Chapter If you are a fan I think you will love this book.

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It is the band telling its story largely in its own words, and the insights and stories that come out of that are well worth the price. The photos often help to tell that story. If you want to see the band finally opening up about their own legacy, I have a feeling you'll see all that in Cameron Crowe's upcoming Pearl Jam Twenty film I've got my ticket.

If you want to read about it at your own pace and get a probably more detailed narrative than what the film will be able to show, then be sure to pick up this book. It is a great companion to the wild ride that has been Pearl Jam's first 20 years, and a worthy addition to your collection of PJ20 memorabilia. If you have any specific questions about the book or its content, be sure to shoot me a comment and I'll respond as soon as I can.

I didn't want to overload everybody with a really long review.

Pearl Jam Twenty

I love it! I'd been checking this book out, over and over again from public library, and just had to have it. Great photos, interviews. If I triple flipped, would you know I'm happy? Pearl Jam 20 book is an incredible and most comprehensive book about Pearl Jam I have ever read and has given me more appreciation for the band members and their music - and I am a die hard fan!

The book chronicles the formation of the band from the inception of Green River to the present.

The best part of the book is that there are so many quotes that it feels like you are backstage and the band is reminiscing with you telling you their personal journeys in their own words. The sections about each individual album are so insightful. The pictures are amazing many from their personal collections.

If you are a die hard fan you will appreciate all the work that Cameron Crowe went into making this book. Even if you think you know everything about Pearl Jam you will find something you did not know when you read this book.

It is an essential for anybody who is a fan and also for those who are just discovering the world of Pearl Jam! Where would I be without Pearl Jam?

Probably wasting my life away with worthless music. This book is eye candy for me.Turn it up! Within the covers of this book are accounts of the moments of greatest success, and greatest failures; the unprecedented battle with TicketMaster; the feud with Kurt Cobain, and a touching testimonial of news of Cobain's death; the exhilarating creative freedom of breaking with their major label; and a future that seems certain to continue Pearl Jam's journey into rock 'n roll immortality.

Some of the chapters are pretty short, particularly the "non-album-year" ones. I paid half-price the day after Christmas. If Pearl Jam is your favorite band, you definitely need to download this book. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! Nothing to lose, much to gain.