by Pearl Jam


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Perhaps shaken up by the chilly reception to the adventurous No Code, Pearl Jam returned to straight-ahead hard rock on their fifth album, Yield. There remain a few weird flourishes scattered throughout the album, from the spoken word "Push Me, Pull Me" to the untitled Eastern instrumental bonus track, but overall, Yield is the most direct record the group has made since Ten. Pearl Jam sometimes have trouble coming up with truly undeniable hard rock hooks, and Eddie Vedder remains at his most compelling on folk-tinged, meditative numbers like "Low Light," "In Hiding," and "All Those Yesterdays." Yield is more consistent than Vitalogy and No Code, but it doesn't have songs that reach the highs of "Better Man," "Corduroy," or "Who You Are." "Do the Evolution" and "Brain of J" have garage potential, but there's more bite and distortion on Vedder's voice than there is on the guitars. Pearl Jam's conviction still rings true.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/03/1998
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646816424
catalogNumber: 68164

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Performance Credits

Pearl Jam   Primary Artist
Jeff Ament   Bass
Stone Gossard   Guitar
Jack Irons   Drums
Mike McCready   Guitar
Eddie Vedder   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Pearl Jam   Producer
Jeff Ament   Artwork
Nick DiDia   Engineer
Stone Gossard   Composer
Brendan O'Brien   Producer
Eddie Vedder   Composer
Barry Ament   Artwork
Sam Hofstedt   Engineer
Matt Bayles   Engineer
Ryan Williams   Engineer
George Estrada   Artwork
Carpenter Newton   Concept
Coby Schultz   Artwork

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