2020 Album Draft- Round 12- Pick 4- Compilation- MSJADELI selects- Pearl Jam- Lost Dogs.
Lost Dogs is a two-disc compilation album by the American alternative rock band Pearl Jam, released on November 11, 2003 through Epic Records. The album has been certified gold by the RIAA in the United States.
The type of compilation album I’m most familiar with is the “best of” or “greatest hits” of. Lost Dogs isn’t that. As the title implies, they are stray songs that, for the most part, are ones that weren’t chosen for one reason or another. To be honest, when I looked at the title and the album cover, I didn’t expect much. I wasn’t disappointed to learn that it isn’t one of those albums you listen to a few times then shove it up on the shelf to gather dust. There is a rich amalgam of offerings here that has kept it dust-free for many moons now. To me, Lost Dogs is like an interesting painting that has pretty colors and textures that stay fresh.
Lost Dogs is a double-disc collection of B-sides and other released and unreleased rarities. The album includes the hidden track “4/20/02” at the end of disc two, a tribute to Alice in Chains front man Layne Staley. It was written by vocalist Eddie Vedder during the recording sessions for Riot Act on the day that he heard the news of Staley’s death.
Disc 1 All Night/ Sad/ Down /Hitchhiker/ Don’t Gimme No Lip/ Alone/ In the Moonlight /Education /Black, Red, Yellow/ You/ Leaving Here/ Gremmie Out of Control /Whale Song /Undone/ Hold On/ Yellow Ledbetter
Disc 2 Fatal/ Other Side /Hard to Imagine/ Footsteps/ Wash/Dead Man /Strangest Tribe /Drifting/ Let Me Sleep /Last Kiss /Sweet Lew /Dirty Frank /Brother /Bee Girl
My choices will give you an idea of the range held within the two discs, from hard-hitting (All Night) to heart-breaking (Whale Song) to ear-wormer (Don’t Gimme No Lip) to outright metaphysical (Strangest Tribe) to ethereal (Bee Girl.)