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Pearl Jam Producer Brendan O'Brien Promises Longer Songs on "Lightning Bolt"

Image courtesy of PearlJam.com (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of PearlJam.com (via ABC News Radio)

Pearl Jam fans can look forward to hearing some extra-long cuts on the group’s upcoming album, Lightning Bolt . Longtime PJ producer Brendan O'Brien says that while the group's previous album, 2009’s Backspacer , featured songs that timed out at three minutes, the new record includes a number of tracks that extend well past that.

“This record has a few songs that…kind of take you down a road for a while,” he tells Rolling Stone . “There's a song called "Siren" that I think is one of the best songs on the record [which] clocks in around five minutes. A song called "Infallible" -- at least that's what I believe it's called -- is also a little more developed that way.”

O’Brien, who’s worked on almost every PJ album since 1993’s Vs. , adds that he’s amazed that frontman Eddie Vedder ’s songwriting process hasn’t changed much over the years. “When it comes to writing songs and his intensity towards his work…[Vedder] stills pulls out the same typewriter from the same little brown suitcase he's been using for 20 years,” he explains. “It's remarkable how much he approaches it the same.”

Lightning Bolt is set to arrive in stores on October 15.

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