Pearl Jam’s Raucous, Larger-Than-Life Interpretation Of Brandi Carlile’s Again Today | Shore Fire Media

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Pearl Jam's Raucous, Larger-Than-Life Interpretation Of Brandi Carlile's "Again Today" Unveiled Via Pitchfork

The Offering Will Appear On 'Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years Of The Story - An Album To Benefit War Child'

April 6, 2017 — Brandi Carlile’s original recording of “Again Today” is the penultimate track on her 2007 breakthrough ‘The Story,’ a vulnerable and sparse moment which makes way for the album’s impassioned crescendo in its final verses. On the upcoming ‘Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story – An Album to Benefit War Child’ (May 5 / Legacy Recordings), Pearl Jam puts their high-octane spin on the track, fusing the catharsis and emotion of Carlile’s original with their signature raw power. Brandi lends backing vocals as Eddie Vedder breaks through the wall of sound to deliver her lyrics with the necessary doses of heartache: “Was it ever there at all / Or have I lost my way / The path of least resistance / Is catching up with me again today.” 


Listen to Pearl Jam’s take on “Again Today” now via Pitchfork:


‘Cover Stories’ is composed of newly-recorded versions of all fourteen songs from ‘The Story,’ reinterpreted by an all-star line-up. Adele, The Avett Brothers, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, and Margo Price are among the artists and activists lending their voices to celebrate the album’s 10th anniversary, and Barack Obama will provide a foreword. Chris Stapleton adds guitar to Kris Kristofferson’s take on “Turpentine,” and Miranda Lambert lends backing vocals to Anderson East’s “Josephine.” Dave Cobb produced tracks by Kristofferson, Parton, and Price, while Patrick Carney of the Black Keys produced Ruby Amanfu. Carlile and longtime bandmates The Twins (Tim and Phil Hanseroth) produced the Secret Sisters and TORRES.


All proceeds from the album will benefit War Child UK, an organization dedicated to supporting children affected by conflict. Carlile’s nonprofit, the Looking Out Foundation, launched the Story Campaign last year to raise awareness and funds for War Child UK. “This fantastic album will help fund our vital work - from supporting Syrian children to access education, to reintegrating child soldiers in the Central African Republic and working in juvenile justice in Afghanistan,” says War Child UK CEO Rob Williams. 


Brandi Carlile and The Twins have announced a run of special tour dates to celebrate the release of ‘Cover Stories’ called ‘An Acoustic Evening with Brandi Carlile Performing The Story in Its Entirety and More.’ The nine-date run kicks off April 21 and the vast majority of shows have sold out, including two nights at Nashville’s hallowed Ryman Auditorium. Carlile will also play a number of full-band and festival shows throughout the spring and summer. See below for a full list of dates.


1 - Late Morning Lullaby - Shovels & Rope

2 - The Story - Dolly Parton

3 - Turpentine - Kris Kristofferson 

4 - My Song - Old Crow Medicine Show

5 - Wasted - Jim James

6 - Have You Ever - The Avett Brothers

7 - Josephine - Anderson East

8 - Losing Heart - Secret Sisters

9 - Cannonball - Indigo Girls

10 - Until I Die - TORRES

11 - Downpour - Margo Price

12 - Shadow On The Wall - Ruby Amanfu

13 - Again Today - Pearl Jam

14 - Hiding My Heart - Adele



April 21 - Birmingham, AL - Lyric Theatre – SOLD OUT*

April 22 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre – SOLD OUT*

April 24 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium – SOLD OUT* 

April 25 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium – SOLD OUT*

April 28 – Houston, TX – Cullen Performance Hall*

April 29 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at Moody Theatre – SOLD OUT*

April 30 – Dallas, TX – The Majestic Theater – SOLD OUT*

May 5 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre*

May 6 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic – SOLD OUT*

May 26 – Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall

May 27 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling

June 15 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Bluegrass Festival 

July 6 – Winnipeg, Canada – Winnipeg Folk Festival 

July 8 – Ottawa, Canada – Ottawa Bluesfest 

July 20 – Masontown, WV – Deep Roots Mountain Revival 

Aug 25 – Arrington, VA – Lockn Festival 

Sep 15 – North Adams, MA – FreshGrass 


* An Acoustic Evening with Brandi Carlile Performing The Story in Its Entirety and More

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