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Pearl Jam: Manchester Arena

Stephen Dalton, Times, The, 21 June 2012

PLAYING THE FIRST of two Manchester shows ahead of their Isle of Wight festival appearance this weekend, Pearl Jam once again pulled off the impressive trick of making a slick arena-sized production feel like an intimate celebration for a large group of friends. Their earnest good bloke-ness, which can sometimes grate on record, was transformed into a major asset live.

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