This alternate version is also a cover and one of the best covers I’ve ever heard. The studio version Pearl Jam did of The Who’s “Love Reign O’er Me” is really good but, this performance is what really does it in. After watching and listening to this version, it’s obvious that this song is now Pearl Jam’s. The performance is from the 2008 VH1 Rock Honors; The Who.
When I first heard Pearl Jam’s version of this song I got severe goosebumps. Eddie takes it to another level on this version. This is one of those instances when another band completely owns the songs and makes it theirs.