It.Is.ON – Eddie Vedder Solo CD & DVD May 31st!

by Kathy Davis on March 21, 2011

It’s Official! From

New Eddie Vedder Album “Ukulele Songs” + Live Concert Film “Water on the Road” to be Released on Tuesday, May 31st

Digital single “Longing to Belong” available digitally starting today

Eddie Vedder will release a solo album, Ukulele Songs, on Tuesday, May 31st (May 30th internationally) through Pearl Jam’s Monkeywrench Records. Ukulele Songs is a collection of original songs and covers performed by Vedder on ukulele. The first single from the album, “Longing to Belong,” will be available for sale through digital retailers on Tuesday, March 22nd (March 21st internationally).

Also released on May 31st is Water on the Road, a live-concert DVD directed by Brendan Canty of Fugazi and Christoph Green featuring performances from Vedder’s August 16th and 17th 2008 solo tour engagements at Washington, D.C.’s Warner Theatre. The DVD features a live performance of “You’re True” from Ukulele Songs as well as a mix of Pearl Jam catalog, covers and songs from Vedder’s critically acclaimed, award-winning solo record, Into The Wild.

Ten Club pre-sale info will be announced at a later date, stay tuned!

Ukulele Songs Album Tracklisting:

1. Can’t Keep
2. Sleeping by Myself
3. Without You
4. More Than You Know
5. Goodbye
6. Broken Heart
7. Satellite
8. Longing to Belong
9. Hey Fahkah
10. You’re True
11. Light Today
12. Sleepless Nights (featuring Glen Hansard)
13. Once in Awhile
14. Waving Palms
15. Tonight You Belong to Me (featuring Cat Power)
16. Dream a Little Dream

Water on the Road Live Concert DVD Tracklisting:

1. The Canyon
2. Sometimes
3. Trouble
4. Around the Bend
5. Girl From the North Country
6. Guaranteed
7. Setting Forth
8. Far Behind
9. No Ceiling
10. Rise
11. Golden State
12. Society
13. Forever Young
14. Ed Piano (Instrumental)
15. I’m Open
16. Man of the Hour
17. Driftin’
18. No More
19. You’re True
20. Ukulele Interlude (Instrumental)
21. Unthought Known
22.  Arc
23.  Hard Sun
24.  The Canyon (reprise)

And for those of you who don’t know, Glen Hansard is an amazing Irish singer-songwriter who fronts the bands The Frames, Swell Season & who won an Academy Award along with Marketa Irglova for the song “Falling Slowly” from the movie “Once”.  Your editor Kathy is a massive fan, and has exploded into shards of joy at the news.

Yesterday, poster artist EMEK posted this image and note as a possible cover for the DVD; though it’s a poster from Sydney it may indeed be an appropriate choice – we shall see!

EMEK's design for DVD

From Emek,

Coming Next… Eddie Vedder
My second poster of the year was a collaboration of sorts
between me and Eddie Vedder.
Its not my usual style, I came up with the idea and Eddie dictated the style. Sometimes in this business you get to work with the client in different ways.
It will also be the cover art of his upcoming DVD.
His new music sounds really good.

Solo Rock!

Kathy Davis ( Twitter: @CrookedArm23 )
A Bay-Area based entrepreneur, co-editor Kathy conceives and writes her share of TFT’s articles and sections. She was co-editor/co-founder of one of the first Pearl Jam fanzines "Footsteps" (1992-1997). Kathy’s first Pearl Jam show was at the Bridge School Benefit on November 1, 1992.

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