5 Pearl Jam Live Albums for Ultimate Fans

If you are looking for the best Pearl Jam live albums recorded by the Seattle grunge band at its best concerts keep reading.

In this article, we leave studio albums and music videos behind. Instead, we pay tribute to the best Pearl Jam official live recordings and bootlegs the band played.

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Official Live Pearl Jam Albums

If you visit Pearl Jam's official webpage, you'll find that it only shows 5:

Pearl Jam: Live At Easy Street

Release Date: June 20, 2006.

This live EP contains songs from the band's in-store performance at Easy Street Records in Seattle on April 29, 2005. It was reissued on vinyl to celebrate Record Store Day on April 13, 2019.

Pearl Jam performed a sixteen-song set that day, but only seven tracks made it to the album.

Pearl Jam, Kelly Curtis, the band's manager, and Matt Vaughn, Easy Street's owner, held the secret for about a month. A few days before the show, Matt told two managers (held to secrecy), but no one else. 

The only information provided was an invitation to join a “work party”. The band hid in the vinyl section upstairs and then played in front of a 200 people crowd. 

Check out KEXP's DJ Kevin Cole interview to Matt at Easy Street's youtube channel.

  1. 1/2 Full

  2. Lukin

  3. American In Me

  4. Save You

  5. Bleed For Me

  6. The New World

  7. Porch

It is available at Amazon Music.

Live At Benaroya Hall

Release Date: July 27, 2004.

This live album consists of 2 discs recorded on October 22, 2003, from the concert at Benaroya Hall in Seattle.

"Album's warm, wizened feel and unusual set list are appropriate for souvenir-collecting obsessives and lapsed fans looking for a new take on Pearl Jam's substantial catalog." - Christian Hoard (Rolling Stone magazine) gave the album 3/5.

  1. Of The Girl
  2. Low Light

  3. Thumbing My Way

  4. Thin Air

  5. Fatal

  6. Nothing As It Seems

  7. Man Of The Hour

  8. Immortality

  9. Off He Goes

  10. Around The Bend

  11. I Believe In Miracles

  12. Sleight Of Hand

  13. All Or None

  14. Lukin

  15. Parting Ways

  16. Down

  17. Can't Keep

  18. Dead Man

  19. Masters Of War

  20. Black

  21. Crazy Mary

  22. 25 Minutes To Go

  23. Daughter

  24. Yellow Ledbetter

It is available on Amazon Music.

Live On Ten Legs

Release Date: January 17, 2011.

This live album consists of songs played during the band's 2003–2010 tours worldwide.

"Inevitably, it's the old favorites that elicit the biggest cheers and carries the greatest power…" - Paul Elliott at Classic Rock Magazine.

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  1. Arms Aloft

  2. World Wide Suicide

  3. Animal

  4. Got Some

  5. State Of Love And Trust

  6. I Am Mine

  7. Unthought Known

  8. Rearviewmirror

  9. The Fixer

  10. Nothing As It Seems

  11. In Hiding

  12. Just Breathe

  13. Jeremy

  14. Public Image

  15. Spin The Black Circle

  16. Porch

  17. Alive

  18. Yellow Ledbetter

It is available at Pearl Jam's store.

Live At The Gorge 05/06

Release Date: June 26, 2007.

Live At The Gorge 05/06 is a seven-disc live record.

Jason Birchmeier (Allmusic) gave this album 3.5/5.

"It's a great package of shows that fans will want to hear, especially anyone who missed Pearl Jam on their sold-out summer 2006 tour."

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  1. I Believe In Miracles

  2. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town

  3. Off He Goes

  4. Low Light

  5. Man Of The Hour

  6. I Am Mine

  7. Crazy Mary

  8. Black

  9. Hard To Imagine

  10. Given To Fly

  11. Last Exit

  12. Save You

  13. Do The Evolution

  14. Alone

  15. Sad

  16. Even Flow

  17. Not For You

  18. Corduroy

  19. Dissident

  20. MFC

  21. Undone

  22. Daughter

  23. In My Tree

  24. State Of Love And Trust

  25. Alive

  26. Porch

  27. Love Boat Captain

  28. Insignificance

  29. Better Man

  30. Rearviewmirror

  31. I Won't Back Down

  32. Last Kiss

  33. Crown Of Thorns

  34. Blood

  35. Yellow Ledbetter

  36. Baba O'Riley

  37. Wash

  38. Hail, Hail

  39. World Wide Suicide

  40. Severed Hand

  41. Down

  42. Unemployable

  43. Gone

  44. Life Wasted

  45. Why Go

  46. Jeremy

  47. Whipping

  48. Rats

  49. Footsteps

  50. Once

  51. Leash

  52. Inside Job

  53. Go

  54. Dirty Frank

  55. Rockin' In The Free World

  56. Garden

  57. Army Reserve

  58. Wasted Reprise

  59. Marker In The Sand

  60. Green Disease

  61. In Hiding

  62. Fuckin' Up

  63. Comatose

  64. Animal

  65. Gods' Dice

  66. Little Wing

  67. Spin The Black Circle

  68. Satan's Bed

  69. Big Wave

It consists of so many songs because it contains three epic concerts at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA in September 2005 and July 2006.

Live On Two Legs

Release Date: November 24, 1998.

This is the first major live album by Pearl Jam. This recording marks the beginning of Matt Cameron playing drums. 

While some bands have lost key members, since 1998, the band members have been the same: Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Matt Cameron, Mike McCready, and Eddie Vedder.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine (Allmusic) gave the album 3/5.

"Pearl Jam still sounds good, but they lack a wild energy that distinguished their early years. Professionalism has its good points, however, and it's true that Live on Two Legs is eminently listenable, thanks in no small part to a fine track selection...Is a souvenir, a thank you to fans who have stood by throughout the years, and on those terms, it's successful."

This album contains "Daughter" where Vedder sings lyrics to Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World".

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  1. Corduroy

  2. Given To Fly

  3. Hail, Hail

  4. Daughter

  5. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town

  6. Untitled

  7. MFC

  8. Go

  9. Red Mosquito

  10. Even Flow

  11. Off He Goes

  12. Nothingman

  13. Do The Evolution

  14. Better Man

  15. Black

  16. Fuckin' Up

The album is available at Amazon Music.

Bonus: Bootlegs

Pearl Jam has an extensive collection of official bootlegs that deserve attention.

Started in 2000, here are some of the bootlegs we have been spinning.

Lima, Peru (2011)

This PJ album was recorded live in Lima, Peru on November 18, 2011. It is the first show that Pearl Jam played in my hometown. This two-disc bootleg album includes 32 tracks.

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  1. Interstellar Overdrive

  2. Corduroy

  3. Why Go

  4. Hail, Hail

  5. Do The Evolution

  6. Severed Hand

  7. Immortality

  8. Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town

  9. The Fixer

  10. Even Flow

  11. Setting Forth

  12. Not For You

  13. Lukin

  14. Amongst The Waves

  15. Better Man

  16. Black

  17. Go

  18. The End

  19. Just Breathe

  20. Daughter

  21. Unthought Known

  22. Ole

  23. Blood

  24. Jeremy

  25. Porch

  26. Given To Fly

  27. Last Kiss

  28. The Real Me

  29. Alive

  30. Rockin' In The Free World

  31. Indifference

  32. Yellow Ledbetter

Mansfield, Massachusetts (2003)

Release date: September 16, 2003.

One of the three official bootlegs that Pearl Jam released from its North American Riot Act Tour. It is a three-disc live album. 

James Christopher Monger (Allmusic) gave the album 4/5.

"Frontman Eddie Vedder sounds tired yet incrementally possessed as the show continues."

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  1. Long Road

  2. Of the Girl

  3. Sometimes

  4. Off He Goes

  5. All Those Yesterdays

  6. Driftin'

  7. Thin Air

  8. Sleight of Hand

  9. Footsteps

  10. All or None

  11. Parting Ways

  12. Indifference

  13. Can't Keep

  14. Breakerfall

  15. Brain of J.

  16. Spin the Black Circle

  17. Ghost

  18. Green Disease

  19. Tremor Christ

  20. Given to Fly

  21. Nothing as It Seems

  22. Cropduster

  23. Faithful

  24. Why Go

  25. Wishlist

  26. Leatherman

  27. Nothingman

  28. Better Man

  29. 1/2 Full

  30. Untitled

  31. MFC

  32. Blood

  33. Encore Break

  34. Breath

  35. Habit

  36. Down

  37. Mankind

  38. U

  39. Black

  40. Jeremy

  41. Encore Break

  42. I Believe in Miracles

  43. Know Your Rights

  44. Fortunate Son

  45. Rockin' in the Free World

  46. One Note

  47. Encore Break

  48. Yellow Ledbetter

Available at Amazon.

State College, PA (2003)

Release Date: July 15, 2003.

This PJ album was recorded live in University Park, Pennsylvania. It is the first official bootleg that Pearl Jam released in stores.

Jason Birchmeier (Allmusic) gave it 3/5.

"It's a fittingly spirited finale to a spirited trek across America during a spirited time by a spirited band led by an especially spirited frontman."

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  1. Release

  2. Save You

  3. Animal

  4. Corduroy

  5. Cropduster

  6. Small Town

  7. Even Flow

  8. Grievance

  9. I Am Mine

  10. Improv

  11. RVM

  12. Nothingman

  13. Daughter

  14. Lukin

  15. Whipping

  16. MFC

  17. Jeremy

  18. Improv

  19. Blood

  20. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

  21. Gimme Some Truth

  22. Breath

  23. Do The Evolution

  24. Black

  25. Alive

  26. Last Exit

  27. Mankind

  28. Down

  29. Betterman

  30. Satan's Bed

  31. Leaving Here

  32. Crazy Mary

  33. Porch

  34. Fortunate Son

  35. Rockin' In The Free World

  36. Yellow Ledbetter

Live In Atlanta (1994)

This bootleg album comes from the high-energy concert at Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA, USA on April 3, 1994 (Vs. Tour). Some fans would say that "This is the absolute peak of this band".


  1. Release

  2. Rearviewmirror

  3. Whipping

  4. Even Flow

  5. Dissident

  6. Why Go

  7. Deep

  8. Jeremy

  9. Glorified G

  10. Daughter

  11. Go

  12. Animal

  13. Garden

  14. State Of Love And Trust

  15. Black 

  16. Alive

  17. Intro

  18. Blood

  19. Encore Break

  20. W.M.A.

  21. Better Man

  22. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town

  23. Rats

  24. Satan’s Bed

  25. Once

  26. Sonic Reducer

  27. Porch

  28. Indifference

Available at PJ Store.

Rock Intersection´s Pick (OK 2 picks)

After listening to so many live albums the seminal band from Puget Sound has been putting together for its audience, our picks are Live at Easy Street and the Lima bootleg.

It is worth noting that Pearl Jam decided not to release bootlegs for some shows that we attended in the past. For example the 2004 Vote for Change Toledo show or the 2007 Lollapalooza show.  Last but not least, Pearl Jam hit the road last Summer.

Last but not least, check out our curated selection of the best Nirvana live albums

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