Pearl Jam, Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment and Amazon’s IMDb have opted to debut Not for You, a full-length music video directed by Cameron Crowe, on Amazon’s IMDb rather than on a more traditionally music-oriented site.
The video features live, archival performances and behind-the-scenes footage of the band, and as such also ties in with and promotes the DVD of Crowe’s documentary, Pearl Jam Twenty, which goes on sale today. None of the material in music video appears in the movie, however.
“Who better to tackle a documentary on Pearl Jam, one of the most influential and important bands in the last two decades, than Cameron Crowe, whose experience straddles those decades and bridges journalism and moviemaking,” Keith Simanton, IMDb’s managing editor, said in a statement. “Fans will be excited to see this full-length cut of Not for You, which is not in the theatrical version of Pearl Jam Twenty, from a raw time when the band was still finding its place in the rock world. It’s like Cameron Crowe has unearthed a time capsule for us and found a pulsar inside.”
The DVD is available on single disc and features 30 minutes of never-before-seen bonus features. The song Not for You originally was recorded for Pearl Jam’s third studio album, Vitalogy, and was released as a single in March, 1995.
“We tried to present an emotional scrapbook of what it felt like to be a band member on this twenty-year journey,” Academy Award-winner Crowe said. “The richness of the footage made our path very clear – just tell the story of the band and let the music guide us. It was a joy to make this.”