Saturday, February 18, 2012

Vitalogy - Pearl Jam



Vitalogy Expanded Edition (3 Bonus Tracks)

Vitalogy is the third studio album by the American Grunge band Pearl Jam, released on November 22, 1994 through Epic Records. Pearl Jam wrote and recorded Vitalogy while touring behind its previous album Vs. (1993). The music on the record was more diverse than previous releases, and consists of aggressive rock songs, ballads, and several experimental tracks.

Vitalogy was packaged in a booklet that replicated material from a 1920s medical book of the same name. The album was first released on vinyl record, followed by a release in other formats two weeks later on December 6, 1994. Upon its CD release, Vitalogy became the second-fastest-selling album in the band's history, behind only Vs. The album has been certified five times platinum by the RIAA in the United States.

No. Title Music Length
1. "Last Exit" Dave Abbruzzese, Stone Gossard 2:54
2. "Spin the Black Circle" Gossard 2:48
3. "Not for You" Vedder 5:52
4. "Tremor Christ" Mike McCready, Jeff Ament 4:12
5. "Nothingman" Ament 4:35
6. "Whipping" Vedder 2:35
7. "Pry, To" Abruzzesse, Ament, McCready, Gossard, Vedder 1:03
8. "Corduroy" Vedder 4:37
9. "Bugs" Vedder 2:45
10. "Satan's Bed" Gossard 3:31
11. "Better Man" Vedder 4:28
12. "Aye Davanita" Abruzzesse, Ament, McCready, Gossard, Vedder 2:58
13. "Immortality" Vedder 5:28
14. "Hey Foxymophandlemama, That's Me" (Also known as "Stupid Mop") Ament, Gossard, Jack Irons, McCready, Vedder 7:44

Reissue bonus tracks
All lyrics written by Vedder.
No. Title Music Length
15. "Better Man" (guitar and organ only mix) Vedder 3:55
16. "Corduroy" (alternate take) Vedder 4:44
17. "Nothingman" (1993 demo featuring Richard Stuverud on drums) Ament 4:36

Pearl Jam

* Dave Abbruzzese – drums
* Jeff Ament – bass guitar, standup, vocals, black and white photography
* Stone Gossard – guitar, vocals, mellotron
* Jack Irons – drums on "Hey Foxymophandlemama, That's Me"
* Mike McCready – guitar, vocals, slide guitar
* Eddie Vedder – vocals, guitar, accordion; credited as "e.v." for book concept, theory of Vitalogy, typist

Additional musicians and production

* Barry Ament – layout
* John Burton, Caram Costanzo, Adam Kasper, Kevin Scott, Trina Shoemaker – assistance
* Nick DiDia – engineering
* Brett Eliason – recording/mixing on "Hey Foxymophandlemama, That's Me"
* Lance Mercer – 8-Baby photo
* Brendan O'Brien – production, pipe organ, Hammond organ, recording
* Pearl Jam – production
* Jimmy Shoaf – drums on "Satan's Bed"
* Joel Zimmerman – art direction

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