Eddie Vedder's 'Throw Your Arms Around Me' Cover Is Great

Eddie Vedder has covered Hunters and Collectors' "Throw Your Arms Around Me" 17 times during Pearl Jam concerts, most recently at a show in Brisbane, Australia in November of 2009. (That venue jibes with the cover: Hunters and Collectors was a popular Australian group in the 1980s.) Now, Vedder has recorded an official version of the tune, which is part of a new tribute album for the band called "Crucible." Eighteenth time's the charm? Well, yes: the cover is great. (Neil Finn helps on vocals, because of course he does.)

Pearl Jam's new album, "Lightning Bolt," is out on Oct. 15.

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