Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991–2003)

Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991–2003) is a two-disc compilation album by the American 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. It was reissued in 2013 as The Essential Pearl Jam.[8]

Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991–2003)
Pearl Jam-Rearviewmirror.jpg
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedNovember 16, 2004
Recorded1991–2003
Genre
Length143:19
LabelEpic
ProducerTchad Blake, Brett Eliason, Adam Kasper, Brendan O'Brien, Rick Parashar, Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam compilations chronology
Lost Dogs
(2003)
''Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991–2003)''
(2004)
Pearl Jam Twenty
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Blender4/5 stars[2]
The Guardian4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork5.9/10[4]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[5]
StylusA−[6]
Uncut3/5 stars[7]

OverviewEdit

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.[9]

The album's two discs are both devoted to different sides of the band's catalogue: the first disc, or "Up Side", contains heavier rock songs while the second disc or "Down Side" consists of slower songs and ballads. Both discs are in chronological order, with the exception of the last song on the "Down Side", regular show closer "Yellow Ledbetter".[1]

The tracks "Once", "Alive", and "Black" were remixed by Brendan O'Brien. Pearl Jam's version of the Victoria Williams song "Crazy Mary" was supposed to appear on disc two,[10] but was replaced with "Man of the Hour" before release. This release marked the end of Pearl Jam's contractual agreement with Epic Records.[11]

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 listingEdit

Disc one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Once (2004 remix)" (from Ten, 1991)Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard3:16
2."Alive (2004 remix)" (from Ten, 1991)Vedder, Gossard5:42
3."Even Flow (single version)" (original version on Ten, single version released 1992)Vedder, Gossard5:03
4."Jeremy" (from Ten, 1991)Vedder, Jeff Ament5:20
5."State of Love and Trust" (from Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, 1992)Vedder, Mike McCready, Ament3:43
6."Animal" (from Vs., 1993)Dave Abbruzzese, Ament, Gossard, McCready, Vedder2:47
7."Go" (from Vs., 1993)Abbruzzese, Ament, Gossard, McCready, Vedder3:12
8."Dissident" (from Vs., 1993)Abbruzzese, Ament, Gossard, McCready, Vedder3:34
9."Rearviewmirror" (from Vs., 1993)Vedder4:44
10."Spin the Black Circle" (from Vitalogy, 1994)Abbruzzese, Ament, Gossard, McCready, Vedder2:49
11."Corduroy" (from Vitalogy, 1994)Abbruzzese, Ament, Gossard, McCready, Vedder4:39
12."Not for You" (from Vitalogy, 1994)Abbruzzese, Ament, Gossard, McCready, Vedder5:53
13."I Got Id" (from the Merkin Ball single (with Neil Young)Vedder4:51
14."Hail, Hail" (from No Code, 1996)Gossard, Vedder, Ament, McCready3:44
15."Do the Evolution" (from Yield, 1998)Gossard, Vedder3:52
16."Save You" (from Riot Act, 2002)Ament, Matt Cameron, Gossard, McCready, Vedder3:55
Total length:67:04
Disc two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Black (2004 remix)" (from Ten, 1991)Vedder, Gossard5:39
2."Breath" (from Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, 1992)Vedder, Gossard5:24
3."Daughter" (from Vs., 1993)Abbruzzese, Ament, Gossard, McCready, Vedder3:56
4."Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town" (from Vs., 1993)Vedder3:15
5."Immortality" (from Vitalogy, 1994)Abbruzzese, Ament, Gossard, McCready, Vedder5:12
6."Better Man" (from Vitalogy, 1994)Vedder4:28
7."Nothingman" (from Vitalogy, 1994)Vedder, Ament4:34
8."Who You Are" (from No Code, 1996)Gossard, Jack Irons, Vedder3:53
9."Off He Goes" (from No Code, 1996)Vedder6:00
10."Given to Fly" (from Yield, 1998)McCready, Vedder4:00
11."Wishlist" (from Yield, 1998)Vedder3:26
12."Last Kiss" (from the 1998 fan club Christmas single)Wayne Cochran3:17
13."Nothing as It Seems" (from Binaural, 2000)Ament5:21
14."Light Years" (from Binaural, 2000)Gossard, McCready, Vedder5:10
15."I Am Mine" (from Riot Act, 2002)Vedder3:36
16."Man of the Hour" (from the Big Fish soundtrack, 2003)Vedder3:45
17."Yellow Ledbetter" (from the "Jeremy" single, 1992)Ament, McCready, Vedder5:03
Total length:75:59

PersonnelEdit

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[12] 2
Austrian Albums Chart[13] 66
Belgian Albums Chart (Vl)[14] 23
Canadian Albums Chart[15] 10
Dutch Albums Chart[16] 32
German Albums Chart[17] 75
Irish Albums Chart[18] 22
Italian Albums Chart[19] 57
New Zealand Albums Chart[20] 3
Norwegian Albums Chart[21] 25
Portuguese Albums Chart[22] 10
Swedish Albums Chart[23] 15
Swiss Albums Chart[24] 75
UK Albums Chart[25] 58
US Billboard 200[15] 16
US Top Internet Albums[26] 13

Decade-end chartEdit

Chart (2000–09) Position
Australia Album (ARIA) [27] 60

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[28] 5× Platinum 350,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[29] Gold 50,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[30] 3× Platinum 45,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[31] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[32] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

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  31. ^ "British album certifications – Pearl Jam – Rearview Mirror". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved May 6, 2020. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Rearview Mirror in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
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