This triple pack contains the 2011 expanded versions of Vs.
, adding a third disc containing Live at the Orpheum Theater, Boston, April 12, 1994
. This show was performed at the end of the Vs.
tour and is well regarded among the PJ
cognoscenti, and it is indeed a spirited performance capturing the band at something of a peak as it plows through Vs.
classics, and cuts that would show up on Vitalogy
, adding covers of the Dead Boys
and Neil Young
for good measure. In a way, the Pearl Jam
of 1994 was one perfectly pitched between those two extremes: they leaned toward classic rock but performed with a nervy punk hunger that shines through here better than on their studio albums, which is more than reason enough to opt for the triple-disc set over the two individual reissues.