by Eddie Vedder
- Record Label: J-Records
- Release Date: Sep 18, 2007
- Summary: Pearl Jam's lead singer goes solo with music based on his works for the film of the same name.
- Record Label: J-Records
- Genre(s): Soundtrack
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|Oh, it's a mystery to me We have a greed with which we have agreed And you think you have to want more than you need Until you have it all you won't...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 8 out of 14
Mixed: 6 out of 14
Negative: 0 out of 14
In truth, Into The Wild doesn’t sound like a first solo album. It radiates a confidence and maturity that Pearl Jam have lacked on their recent albums.
Working with producer Adam Kasper, Vedder played nearly everything on the album. And that gives Into the Wild a cozy, intimate feel.
Vedder effectively conjures the endless possibilities of the open road with sparse, never morose, tracks.
SpinVedder's incantatory vocals and campfire instrumentation evoke the eerie beauty of untouched lands. [Nov 2007, p.126]
BlenderIt's the sound of a 24-year-old accepting death, as imagined by a lifelong misfit aging gracefully. [Nov 2007, p.158
The lyrics to these songs are themselves sketchy, enigmatic, quietly rousing, windily romantic, redolent of majestic vistas, vast horizons, a landscape of personal liberation.
It's accomplished but occasionally overbearingly earnest and calls to mind the Foos' acoustic alter-ego, bolstered by Sufjan Stevens-ish banjo plucks and, in 'Hard Sun', the kind of play-it-again chorus made for credits rolling over a stunning landscape.
Positive: 41 out of 47
Mixed: 3 out of 47
Negative: 3 out of 47
TeriWJun 24, 2009This is the most beautiful music I have heard for a very long time. What a voice, what poetry and the raw but clear, jangly music. This is the most beautiful music I have heard for a very long time. What a voice, what poetry and the raw but clear, jangly music. Mesmerising. It gives me the same feeling as a long bushwalk.… Expand
JanetONov 26, 2007Listen my children and you shall hear... one young mans effort to bring himself back to reality by leaving behind the one that man has Listen my children and you shall hear... one young mans effort to bring himself back to reality by leaving behind the one that man has struggled for thousands of years to evolve from. This album, each and every song, touches on either the emotion or the mindset of McCandless as he travels this remarkable journey. The brevity of the songs is well founded; they can best compared to snapshots in an all too short two year adventure. As I see it, Vedder chose very well using Hard Sun and Society as part of his narration. And the songs he wrote are a perfect fit as well. I put this cd on every day as I leave work. I am almost able to personally live this journey through theses words and melodies as I leave the city and head to my rural home. Brave Eddie. And thank you.… Expand
MelanieB.Sep 23, 2007Soulful, rustic, raw, poetic. He continues to amaze me with his talent and ability to translate his voice and thoughts into music that Soulful, rustic, raw, poetic. He continues to amaze me with his talent and ability to translate his voice and thoughts into music that changes me at my core.… Expand
RichardJ.Apr 11, 2008Superb-best album of '07, fits the film perfectly too.
SteveH.Sep 23, 2007Whatever Eddie touches turns to Gold.
Mar 22, 2013Really awesome album. I love almost every song on it, Hard Sun, Society, Setting Forth, Rise, Far Behind. All these songs performed with realReally awesome album. I love almost every song on it, Hard Sun, Society, Setting Forth, Rise, Far Behind. All these songs performed with real feelings, straight from the heart.… Expand
GV.Sep 20, 2007this sucks
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