Pearl Jam To Launch Greatest Hits Set

Pearl Jam will cap its tenure on Epic next month with its first hits collection. Due Nov. 16 via Epic, the double-disc, 33-track “rearviewmirror (greatest hits 1991-2003)” sports 16 top 10 hits on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, including the No. 1s “Daughter,” “Betterman” and “Given To Fly,” as well as 13 top 10 entries on the Modern Rock Tracks survey.

In lieu of new songs, “rearviewmirror” (the discs for which are split into an “Upside” and “Downside”) boasts remixes of three songs from the Seattle rock act’s seminal 1991 debut, “Ten.” Longtime producer Brendan O’Brien was behind the boards for new mixes of “Once,” “Alive” and “Black.”

Beyond such staples as “Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town,” “Dissident,” “Wishlist” and “Even Flow,” the album includes a cover of Victoria Williams’ “Crazy Mary” (first issued on the 1993 “Sweet Relief” compilation), the live favorite “Yellow Ledbetter” (which reached seven Billboard charts in the mid-’90s despite never being promoted to radio) and “Man of the Hour,” penned for the 2003 Tim Burton film “Big Fish.”

Also featured is “Last Kiss,” a 1950s cover released on a 1999 charity single that improbably became the band’s biggest hit, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The lone Pearl Jam track that appeared on the Hot 100 but is missing from the album is “Tremor Christ,” which peaked at No. 18 in the fall of 1995.

Pearl Jam recently wrapped its run on the Vote for Change tour and is expected to hit the studio next month to begin work on its eighth album.

Here is the track listing for “rearviewmirror”:




“Even Flow”


“State of Love and Trust”





“Spin the Black Circle”


“Not for You”

“I Got ID”

“Hail Hail”

“Do the Evolution”

“Save You”





“Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town”




“Who You Are”

“Off He Goes”

“Given to Fly”


“Last Kiss”

“Nothing As It Seems”

“Light Years”

“I Am Mine”

“Man of the Hour”

“Yellow Ledbetter”


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