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Eddie Vedder and Cat Power drink wine, perform “Tonight You Belong to Me”

on July 21, 2014, 11:52pm

That cover of “Imagine” wasn’t the only surprise highlight from Eddie Vedder’s solo set during last weekend’s Super Bock Super Rock in Portugal. The Pearl Jam frontman delivered another “very rare” treat by bringing Cat Power on stage to perform their duet “Tonight You Belong to Me” from Vedder’s Ukulele Songs. Vedder introduced Chan Marshall as “One of my favorite singers of all time, without a doubt,” before inviting her to share in a swig from his wine bottle and sing the short, sweet tune.

Watch video of the collaboration below. You can skip to the 2:35 mark to bypass Vedder discussing his high school joint rolling skills and get right to Power. Stick around after she exits to hear him cover Neil Young’s classic “The Needle and the Damage Done”.

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Ben Bromberg
July 22, 2014 at 10:30 am

“Tonight You Belong To Me” is not “their” song. It was written in 1926, is a goddamn classic, and has been covered hundreds of times, including quite famously in Steve Martin’s 1979 movie, The Jerk.

I love Eddie Vedder, but please do not give him or Cat Power credit for this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonight_You_Belong_to_Me

Ben Kaye
July 22, 2014 at 10:38 am

Wasn’t my intention to give them credit as writers. Well aware that it’s a classic, but I only said it’s “their duet” of the song.

Ben Bromberg
July 22, 2014 at 11:38 am

I think that’s still pretty misleading if you’re not acknowledging the song as a cover in any way. CoS’s Facebook post for this article (which I know you may not have written) also refers to this as “their song “Tonight You Belong to Me””.

Besides, I would say “Eddie Vedder and Cat Power perform awesome classic song live” is much more newsworthy/interesting than “Eddie Vedder and Cat Power perform a track off an offshoot Vedder album no one liked or listened to”.

Fils
July 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

Check out the setlist. There were a few more surprises :) Also, if you take into account that he played between 2:00 am and 4:30 am, you may realize how cool was this gig! http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/eddie-vedder/2014/meco-sesimbra-portugal-3bc12438.html

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