Jam 2000 Bootleg Series
part i: special occasions
here to read part ii: one-of-a-kind moments
to read parts ii & iv: mood shows & classics
Pearl Jam did the coolest thing I can imagine. They decided to
release official recordings of nearly all the concerts on their
2000 tour--72 concerts in all. This was a fan's dream.
collects bootlegs knows how risky it is. One either has to find
reliable people to trade with, or else pay very high prices for
material which will probably sound lousy.
to the band, we don't have to worry about that. We have official
recordings of the 2000 tour, mastered for the best possible sound
quality, but the performances are completely unedited for authenticity.
Plus, they are all priced as if they were one CD even though the
shows are 2CDs (except the last night in Seattle, which is 3CDs),
so they are affordable. No one could ask for more.
We at Music-Critic
realize that you have to be really hardcore to buy all 72. Of
course, the shows in your hometown or any you were at are a given,
but what else should you get with so much to choose from? It can
be hard to choose. So here's a little guide if you haven't picked
all the ones you want yet.
have done top 10 lists, but that is so inadequate with a band
like Pearl Jam. What you really need to do is collect enough to
cover all the different moods and twists they create from show
to show. Concerts can be grouped into several different categories,
including special occasions, one of a kind shows, mood shows,
and classics. Here are some examples:
part ii: one-of-a-kind moments
parts iii & iv: mood shows & classics
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