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Alive / Once / Wash
Pearl Jam
Alive / Once / Wash
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
  •  Track Listings (3) - Disc #1

1992 Japanese EP featuring a live version of 'Alive', plus'Even Flow' (Re-recorded), 'Wash' and 'Dirty Frank'.Standard jewel case. A Sony release.


CD Details

All Artists: Pearl Jam
Title: Alive / Once / Wash
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 6/27/1995
Release Date: 6/27/1995
Album Type: Single
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Alive Live Ep
UPC: 098707793325


Album Description
1992 Japanese EP featuring a live version of 'Alive', plus'Even Flow' (Re-recorded), 'Wash' and 'Dirty Frank'.Standard jewel case. A Sony release.

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CD Reviews

Great songs... but way too expensive.
Me | 03/23/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Review edit:
This review was originally written for the Alive EP, which is an import available right here at for around $25. If you are viewing this review from the page for the U.S. Alive single, I give that 5 stars and suggest that you get the Alive EP insted if you can. Now, on to the review of the Alive EP.First of all, you might be wondering what this EP contains. Essentially, you get:1) The "video version" of Alive - different from the album version, because the video featured a live performance of the song. 2) The "video version" of Even Flow - different from the album version because it features Dave Abruzzezze on drums instead of Dave Krusen, who played drums on Ten. Also, it starts with a scream by Eddie and finishes with some additional vocals dubbed into the song at the end. (Of course, both Alive and Even Flow are audio tracks; there are no videos included on this CD)
3) Dirty Frank - Pearl Jam meets the Chili Peppers... a really cool song, and the lyrics are a hoot!
4) Wash - a great song all around, very slow and reflective. Of all songs on Ten, it's probably closest to Release and Oceans.
5) A cool insert with handwritten lyrics to Dirty Frank, lyrics to other songs in both English and Japanese, pictures, and some other cool stuff.
So, should you buy this CD? Well, I was lucky enough to find a copy of it in a used CD store for $4. But I don't think that it's worth $25, hence the 3 star rating. If you really must have Dirty Frank and Wash, studio versions of these songs are available on other singles from Ten... I think Dirty Frank is on Even Flow, and Wash is on the regular Alive. You can also get the live version of Wash on the Pittsburgh official bootleg.
Anyhow, get this CD if you can afford it and really don't mind spending $25 on 4 songs."
Ive been looking for this for years
gapskank76 | 02/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This has been like the Golden Fleece to me since I got into Pearl Jam about 7 or 8 years ago. This is the only place you can find (that I know of) the version of "Even Flow" from the music video. The live/rerecorded versions of the first two singles Pearl Jam released are among the best music I have heard. Both of them far surpass their studio counterpart, and both can be found on this cd. this is an absolute must for any completist, or even if you just loved PJ's first record, Ten. The other tracks, Wash, a beautiful balad, and Dirty Frank, A Chilli Peppers-esqu rocker, are worth the price of the record alone."
Forget Smells Like Teen Spirit
gapskank76 | 09/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If the nineties has an anthem for a generation, it's "Alive". Yes, without the chorus the lyrics aren't very uplifting (which makes the chorus ironic), but isn't that so of nineties youth? The guitar work is raw and grinding, the vocals growling and emotional. This song gave me chills the first time I heard it. Get this disc, close your eyes, and just let it flow. Eddie Vedder once described this song as torture, but I think it's as close to greatness as five guys can musically get."