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Pearl Jam - Backspacer


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Description

Backspacer is the ninth studio album by the American rock band Pearl Jam, released on September 20, 2009. The band members started writing instrumental and demo tracks in 2007, and got together the following year to work on an album. It was recorded from February through April 2009 with producer Brendan O'Brien, who had worked on every Pearl Jam album except their 1991 debut Ten and 2006's self-titled record—although this was his first production credit since 1998's Yield. Material was recorded at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California, and O'Brien's own Southern Tracks Recording in Atlanta, Georgia. The album—the shortest of the band's career—features lyrics with a more optimistic look than the politically infused predecessors Riot Act and Pearl Jam, something frontman Eddie Vedder attributed to the election of Barack Obama.

The band released the album through its own label Monkeywrench Records with worldwide distribution by Universal Music Group via a licensing agreement with Island Records. Physical copies of the record were sold through Target in North America, and promotion included a deal with Verizon, a world tour, and moderately successful singles "The Fixer" and "Got Some"/"Just Breathe". Reviews for Backspacer were largely positive, praising the sound and composition, and the album became Pearl Jam's first chart topper in the U.S. Billboard 200 since 1996's No Code, while also topping the charts in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Release info

Label: Monkeywrench Records MWR9413
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 2009
Genre: Rock
Style: Acoustic, Hard Rock, Garage Rock

Tracklist

A1 Gonna See My Friend
A2 Got Some
A3 The Fixer
A4 Johnny Guitar
A5 Just Breathe
A6 Amongst The Waves
B1 Unthought Known
B2 Supersonic
B3 Speed Of Sound
B4 Force Of Nature
B5 The End

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