5th July 2002 - The Eden Project, Cornwall (live)


  • Date: Friday, 5th July 2002
  • Location: The Eden Project, St Austell, Cornwall
  • Support bands: Gonzales, British Sea Power

Recordings and media


BBC Choice - Pulp at the Eden Project (More details)

The BBC broadcast has been remastered from an off-air VHS recording for the Pulp: Live At The Eden Project fan-made DVD, which also includes a complete audience recording of the concert. The audience recording also circulates on the Eden bootleg.


Krissi Murison, NME:

Pulp first expressed their yoghurt-knitting sympathies with last year's 'We Love Life' album. Opening with 'Trees', Jarvis educates us in the ways of righteousness, country etiquette and the human respiratory system. But what begins as a social service quickly ascends into the spiritual realm as the audience are exposed to some of the most uplifting, emotive songs in the history of melodramatic pop. Hit after hit, each played with the focused energy of a new band looking to win over their first crowd. 'Birds In Your Garden' is throwaway pop at its most sublime, while 'Weeds' is nothing less than a folk anthem. As always, though, depravity soon seeps in 'FEELING CALLED LOVE' and 'This Is Hardcore' are sleaze Pulp have picked off the streets, dusted down and taken to the ball. Meanwhile, the intoxicating outro rebellion of 'Sunrise', which sees Jarvis ripping at his clothes, and the sly come-on of 'Underwear' make it clear Pulp want to do more than teach us about shrubbery.

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  • Reviews and photos on the old official Pulp People site (archive link).

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