Listen to Pearl Jam’s rocked up cover of Brandi Carlile’s “Again Today”

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Pearl Jam at The Spectrum | photo by John Vettese
Pearl Jam at The Spectrum | photo by John Vettese

It’s been ten years since Brandi Carlile released her incredible breakthrough album, The Story, and to celebrate the ten-year anniversary, a tribute album titled ‘Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story – An Album to Benefit War Child’ is on it’s way. Out on May 5th via Legacy Recordings, this release is teeming with amazing artists–including iconic rockers, Pearl Jam.

Pearl Jam covers Carlile’s song, “Again Today,” by throwing an up-tempo, jam-worthy spin on it. Foregoing Carlile’s stripped down opening, Pearl Jam dives right in from the first striking power chord. This doesn’t detract from the song’s raw emotion, however, as Eddie Vedder’s vocals drip with aching intensity throughout, and is backed by Carlile herself in the powerful chorus.

‘Cover Stories’ also features renditions by Dolly Parton, Adele, The Avett Brothers, and more, with an opening foreword from Barack Obama. All proceeds will benefit War Child UK, which is an organization dedicated to supporting children affected by conflict.  CEO Rob Williams, states “This fantastic album 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.”

Listen to Pearl Jam’s shredding cover below, alongside Carlile’s original, and support War Child UK by purchasing the album when it’s released on May 5th.


Cover Stories Tracklist
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

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