Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991–2003)

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Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991–2003)
Greatest hits album by Pearl Jam
Released November 16, 2004
Recorded 1991–2003
Genre Alternative rock, grunge
Length 143:19
Language English
Label Epic
Producer

Tchad Blake, Brett Eliason, Adam Kasper, Brendan O'Brien, Rick Parashar, Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam chronology
Lost Dogs
(2003)
Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991–2003)
(2004)
Pearl Jam Twenty
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Blender 4/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media 5.9/10[4]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[5]
Stylus A−[6]
Uncut 3/5 stars[7]

Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991–2003) is a two-disc compilation album by the American alternative rock band Pearl Jam, released on November 16, 2004 through Epic Records. The album has been certified platinum by the RIAA in the United States.

Overview[edit]

The compilation debuted at number 16 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 96,000 copies in its first week of release. rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991–2003) has been certified platinum by the RIAA.[8]

The tracks "Once", "Alive," and "Black" have been remixed by Brendan O'Brien. Pearl Jam's version of the Victoria Williams song "Crazy Mary" was supposed to appear on disc two,[9] but was replaced with "Man of the Hour" before release. This release marked the end of Pearl Jam's contractual agreement with Epic Records.[10]

Allmusic staff writer Stephen Thomas Erlewine gave the album four and a half out of five stars. He said that the album "does an expert job not only of capturing the moment when Pearl Jam were monstrously popular, but proving that they still turned out good music even when they were fading from the spotlight. Unlike most career-spanning, multi-disc retrospectives, Rearviewmirror does not emphasize latter-day albums in order to achieve a sense of balance that's inherently phony."[1] Rolling Stone staff writer Christian Hoard gave the album four out of five stars, saying, "Pearl Jam have spent much of this decade courting devotees with a series of live bootlegs, so Rearviewmirror is a welcome concession to casual fans, rounding out the hits with concert staples and non-album cuts. The rockers on the "Up Side" disc sum up the band's continually evolving relationship with effects pedals and emotional catharsis; the slower "Down Side" disc offers gold sounds that are long on big choruses and well-worn sincerity."[5]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Once (2004 remix)" (from Ten, 1991) Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard 3:16
2. "Alive (2004 remix)" (from Ten, 1991) Vedder, Gossard 5:42
3. "Even Flow (single version)" (original version on Ten, single version released 1992) Vedder, Gossard 5:03
4. "Jeremy" (from Ten, 1991) Vedder, Jeff Ament 5:20
5. "State of Love and Trust" (from Singles, 1992) Vedder, Mike McCready, Ament 3:43
6. "Animal" (from Vs., 1993) Dave Abbruzzese, Ament, Gossard, McCready, Vedder 2:47
7. "Go" (from Vs., 1993) Abbruzzese, Ament, Gossard, McCready, Vedder 3:12
8. "Dissident" (from Vs., 1993) Abbruzzese, Ament, Gossard, McCready, Vedder 3:34
9. "Rearviewmirror" (from Vs., 1993) Abbruzzese, Ament, Gossard, McCready, Vedder 4:44
10. "Spin the Black Circle" (from Vitalogy, 1994) Abbruzzese, Ament, Gossard, McCready, Vedder 2:49
11. "Corduroy" (from Vitalogy, 1994) Abbruzzese, Ament, Gossard, McCready, Vedder 4:39
12. "Not for You" (from Vitalogy, 1994) Abbruzzese, Ament, Gossard, McCready, Vedder 5:53
13. "I Got Id" (from the Merkin Ball single (with Neil Young)) Vedder 4:51
14. "Hail, Hail" (from No Code, 1996) Gossard, Vedder, Ament, McCready 3:44
15. "Do the Evolution" (from Yield, 1998) Gossard, Vedder 3:52
16. "Save You" (from Riot Act, 2002) Ament, Matt Cameron, Gossard, McCready, Vedder 3:55
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Black (2004 remix)" (from Ten, 1991) Vedder, Gossard 5:39
2. "Breath" (from Singles, 1992) Vedder, Gossard 5:24
3. "Daughter" (from Vs., 1993) Abbruzzese, Ament, Gossard, McCready, Vedder 3:56
4. "Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town" (from Vs., 1993) Abbruzzese, Ament, Gossard, McCready, Vedder 3:15
5. "Immortality" (from Vitalogy, 1994) Abbruzzese, Ament, Gossard, McCready, Vedder 5:12
6. "Better Man" (from Vitalogy, 1994) Vedder 4:28
7. "Nothingman" (from Vitalogy, 1994) Vedder, Ament 4:34
8. "Who You Are" (from No Code, 1996) Gossard, Jack Irons, Vedder 3:53
9. "Off He Goes" (from No Code, 1996) Vedder 6:00
10. "Given to Fly" (from Yield, 1998) McCready, Vedder 4:00
11. "Wishlist" (from Yield, 1998) Vedder 3:26
12. "Last Kiss" (from the 1998 fan club Christmas single) Wayne Cochran 3:17
13. "Nothing as It Seems" (from Binaural, 2000) Ament 5:21
14. "Light Years" (from Binaural, 2000) Gossard, McCready, Vedder 5:10
15. "I Am Mine" (from Riot Act, 2002) Vedder 3:36
16. "Man of the Hour" (from the Big Fish soundtrack, 2003) Vedder 3:45
17. "Yellow Ledbetter" (from the "Jeremy" single, 1992) Ament, McCready, Vedder 5:03

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2004) Position
New Zealand Albums Chart[11] 3
Canadian Albums Chart[12] 10
Portuguese Albums Chart[13] 10
Top Internet Albums[14] 13
US Billboard 200[12] 16
Irish Albums Chart[15] 22
Belgian Albums Chart (Vl)[16] 23
Norwegian Albums Chart[17] 25
Dutch Albums Chart[18] 32
Italian Albums Chart[19] 57
UK Albums Chart[20] 58
Austrian Albums Chart[21] 66
German Albums Chart[22] 75
Swiss Albums Chart[23] 75
Chart (2005) Position
Australian Albums Chart[24] 2
Swedish Albums Chart[25] 15

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Plagenhoef, Scott. "Pearl Jam: Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991-2003)". Pitchfork Media. November 16, 2004. Retrieved on May 20, 2009.
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  6. ^ Unterberger, Andrew. "Pearl Jam: Rearviewmirror". Stylus. November 18, 2004. Retrieved on May 20, 2009.
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