Pearl Jam and the Chicago Cubs? Eddie Vedder, the frontman for the iconic Seattle band, grew up in the suburbs of the Windy City, and has been an avid fan of the baseball team all his life (he even wrote a song, "All the Way," for the Cubs). And you know how historic the 2016 was for the club. So in August, PJ played two shows at Wrigley Field, and Danny Clinch was tapped to direct Let's Play Two: Pearl Jam Live at Wrigley Field, a concert film that juxtaposes footage from the shows with highlights from the Cubs' championship run. Pearl Jam: Let's Play Two is the musical portion of the project, and the 17 trackers, which covers the entirety of the band's catalog (from 1991's Ten to 2013's Lightning Bolt), features performances of "Corduroy," "Jeremy," "Alive," "Last Exit," and more hits. In addition to the band sounding as robust as ever, the singalongs, clappings, and other live-only elements really make the 2LP release a special listening experience. Grab a copy now!
- gatefold sleeve
- music label: Republic Records 2017
reviewed by nakaveli 10/2017