PEARL JAM Dissident: Live In Atlanta (1994)

Dissident: Live In Atlanta (1994)
Out Of Print 3CD Import That Set The Stage For Many More To Come

Years before they began recording and releasing their every live utterance, Pearl Jam’s first live album came in the form of three import EPs. The original discs were released separately – the first coming in a handsome fold out cardboard case that would hold all three discs, if you bought the next two. Now that’s marketing. It worked because this live show, recorded at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre on April 3rd, 1994, was a living testament to Pearl Jam’s fully developed stage prowess and the blockbuster material on their first two albums, Ten and Vs. The first track is the studio version of “Dissident,” the next 22 comprise almost all of the Atlanta show, as mixed by Brendan O’Brien. All three are at Amazon (HERE), (HERE) & (HERE). The first one goes for pennies, the other two do not.

Dissident (studio version)

Even Flow
Why Go

Glorified G
State Of Love And Trust

Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town


  • chris
    December 22, 2007 - 02:34 | Permalink

    Thank you-seen PJ twice-but this is at their peak!!

  • Anonymous
    June 5, 2008 - 20:32 | Permalink

    I was at this show. Front row balcony. I still get goose bumps thinking about it.

  • Anonymous
    October 25, 2008 - 23:02 | Permalink

    I bought this in 1994 where "Dissident Disk One" was released that June and the latter two didn't show up in stores until almost a year later. Lost them around 1999 and haven't heard them since. Thanks for posting these killer gems of PJ at their absolute peak w/ Dave A. on the cans.

  • annmargretfan
    June 26, 2009 - 21:50 | Permalink

    I kiss the days of great cd singles like these. I never did get these originally so this is a nice addition to the collection.

  • Goose
    November 11, 2010 - 21:47 | Permalink

    Now this brings back some memories… thanks Cap!

  • Capt. Willard
    November 11, 2010 - 21:12 | Permalink

    Find them HERE.

  • grifftrain
    November 12, 2010 - 15:35 | Permalink

    Nice post from a band that, to me, seems to have lost their way. I loved their first 3 lps, then they kind of lost me. This show is a reminder of how powerful a band they were, or maybe they still are, to some people, just not myself. Anyway, although it may not sound like it, this IS a thank you for the great post.

    P.S. Im so glad I found you guys again

  • Willard
    November 12, 2010 - 15:40 | Permalink

    Many thanks. Opinions are welcomed.

  • Goose
    October 27, 2011 - 22:41 | Permalink

    Hey Cap! If you get a chance, and if you’re a PJ fan… check out the Vault Series #1 – Moore Theatre, Seattle ’92 show. Really good.
    Even if you are not a big fan (like myself, i listen to them on occasion) you’ll enjoy it.

    Keep up the great work at the HOLES! :)

    • Willard
      October 28, 2011 - 16:57 | Permalink

      Thanks for the tip.

  • November 1, 2011 - 16:34 | Permalink

    Sheesh! No way Pearl Jam could have sustained this kind of intensity over a long career.

    One of the most visceral live recordings I have ever heard. I never even knew volumes two and three existed.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Willard
      November 1, 2011 - 17:06 | Permalink

      Glad you got ’em. This, and the first two albums, were my Pearl Jam universe. A few albums later I just kinda stopped paying attention. Did I miss anything?

  • November 3, 2011 - 15:33 | Permalink

    Not that I know of. My experience was very similar to yours.

    ‘Vitalogy’, ‘No Code’, ‘Yield’, ‘Binaural’, the albums just kept coming, even if the customers didn’t.

    But in all fairness, ‘Riot Act’ is quite good.

    • Willard
      November 3, 2011 - 22:57 | Permalink

      I had Vitalogy at one point and heard a couple of others but nothing really stuck for me. I didn’t invest the time, either. I’ll check out Riot Act, though, thanks.

  • Stone
    January 30, 2013 - 13:01 | Permalink

    I got the first record when it came out, but couldn’t find the next two in stores, at the time.
    It seems that the 2nd link is not working. Any chance to have it reupped?
    I discovered today your fantastic blog. Congratulations, Willard.

    • Willard
      January 30, 2013 - 13:34 | Permalink

      New link up. Thanks for the note.

      • Stone
        January 30, 2013 - 14:19 | Permalink

        Now it’s OK. Thank you too.

    • Juan Carlos
      November 28, 2013 - 11:11 | Permalink

      Hi. I get #2 cd at ebay! Many many happy. I’ve completed twenty years late since I buy #1 with boxset. Sorry my english,writting from spain

      • Willard
        November 28, 2013 - 11:30 | Permalink

        Your English is better than my Spanish. Many thanks.

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