Ukulele Songs

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There is no irony in the title of Eddie Vedder's first full-fledged solo album: these are indeed songs performed on a ukulele, an instrument uncommon but not unknown to rockers. George Harrison was a well-known advocate of the small four-string instrument, and Vedder's hero Pete Townshend once cut a lovely little gem called "Blue Red and Grey" on ukulele, a song that could easily slide onto this gently ramshackle collection of covers, re-recordings, and new tunes. To say that this is a minor album is to dismiss its intimacy and miss its appeal: Vedder's self-imposed curse is that he takes everything very seriously indeed, so to hear him without the weight of the...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There is no irony in the title of Eddie Vedder's first full-fledged solo album: these are indeed songs performed on a ukulele, an instrument uncommon but not unknown to rockers. George Harrison was a well-known advocate of the small four-string instrument, and Vedder's hero Pete Townshend once cut a lovely little gem called "Blue Red and Grey" on ukulele, a song that could easily slide onto this gently ramshackle collection of covers, re-recordings, and new tunes. To say that this is a minor album is to dismiss its intimacy and miss its appeal: Vedder's self-imposed curse is that he takes everything very seriously indeed, so to hear him without the weight of the world on his shoulders is disarmingly inviting. He has nothing more in mind on Ukulele Songs than singing, whether it's with duet partners Glen Hansard and Cat Power or just on his own, tossing out love songs, something he generally has avoided with Pearl Jam. Vedder never has been ashamed of his bleeding heart -- it's something that grounds Pearl Jam even when they're in full-blast bombast mode -- yet it's refreshing to have a record where that heart is pushed toward the center, beating fully and proudly on his lightest, sweetest album yet.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/31/2011
  • Label: Republic
  • UPC: 602527694757
  • Catalog Number: 001558702
  • Sales rank: 5,055

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Can't Keep (2:35)
  2. 2 Sleeping By Myself (1:53)
  3. 3 Without You (3:18)
  4. 4 More Than You Know (2:24)
  5. 5 Goodbye (2:28)
  6. 6 Broken Heart (2:36)
  7. 7 Satellite (2:28)
  8. 8 Longing To Belong (2:38)
  9. 9 Hey Fahkah (0:08)
  10. 10 You're True (3:23)
  11. 11 Light Today (2:41)
  12. 12 Sleepless Nights (2:39)
  13. 13 Once in a While (1:44)
  14. 14 Waving Palms (0:37)
  15. 15 Tonight You Belong To Me (1:41)
  16. 16 Dream a Little Dream (1:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eddie Vedder Primary Artist
Chan Marshall Vocals
Glen Hansard Vocals
Technical Credits
Vincent Youmans Composer
John Burton Engineer
Fabian André Composer
Felice Bryant Composer
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
Bud Green Composer
Regan Hagar Layout
Gus Kahn Composer
Adam Kasper Producer, Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Wilbur Schwandt Composer
Eddie Vedder Composer, Producer
Sam Hofstedt Engineer
Jerome Turner Concept, Layout
Edward Eliscu Composer
Billy Rose Composer
Lee David Composer
Chris Worswick Instrumentation
Jason Decaircs Taylor Sculpture
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  • Posted November 26, 2012

    If you love Eddie Vedder you will love this album. It's gentle

    If you love Eddie Vedder you will love this album. It's gentle yet powerful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2012

    A Man And His Ukulele

    All depends on your cup of tea. That's about all i can say for this album. In short, if you like the ukulele you will like the album and if your an Eddie Vedder fan on top of it, you'll be like a pig in s**t. Eddie's sophomore solo album is composed of 16 songs all ranging between 1-3 minutes. They sound alike and have literally no instrument backing. The song lyrics are random with the melodies repetitive. This is without a doubt the hardest album I've had to review so far. Simply because it is so different, and unlike anything Eddie or PJ have put out before. Thats pretty much all i have to say. The songs are no were near to the point where they can be dissected. Just a man and his ukulele. So why not give it a listen to until the next Pearl Jam album?

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    Posted June 6, 2011

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