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Artist: Janis Joplin
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Format: CD
Sku: 60368004
UPC: 074646578629
UPC 14: 00074646578629
Release Date: 8/31/1999
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Move Over - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
1. Move Over - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
2. Cry Baby - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
2. Cry Baby - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
2. Cry Baby - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
3. Woman Left Lonely, A - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
3. Woman Left Lonely, A - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
4. Half Moon - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
4. Half Moon - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
4. Half Moon - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
5. Buried Alive In The Blues - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
5. Buried Alive In The Blues - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
5. Buried Alive In The Blues - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
6. My Baby - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
6. My Baby - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
6. My Baby - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
6. My Baby - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
7. Me And Bobby McGee - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
7. Me And Bobby McGee - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
7. Me And Bobby McGee - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
8. Mercedes Benz - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
8. Mercedes Benz - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
8. Mercedes Benz - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
9. Trust Me - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
9. Trust Me - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
9. Trust Me - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
9. Trust Me - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
10. Get It While You Can - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
10. Get It While You Can - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
10. Get It While You Can - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
10. Get It While You Can - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
11. Tell Mama - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
11. Tell Mama - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
11. Tell Mama - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
12. Little Girl Blue - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
12. Little Girl Blue - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
12. Little Girl Blue - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
13. Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
13. Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
14. Cry Baby - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
14. Cry Baby - (with Janis Joplin) ~ Janis Joplin
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote 2 LPs on 1 CD: GOLDEN HIGHLIGHTS (1988)/PEARL (1970).
Muze PNote Personnel: Janis Joplin (vocals, acoustic guitar); John Till (guitar); Bobby Womack (acoustic guitar); Richard Bell (piano); Ken Pearson (organ); Brad Campbell (bass instrument); Clark Pierson (drums); Bobbye Porter (congas, bongos); Sandra Crouch (tambourine).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: John Byrne Cooke.
Muze PNote Janis Joplin's PEARL, from 1971, is a bluesy, organ-drenched benediction for the flower-child sound of the free-and-easy 60's. It is also one of great singer's most consistent and representative efforts. Gone are the ear-shattering sonics of Big Brother and the Holding Company, and Full Tilt Boogie, the backing band here, steps in to offer a degree of polish and control that frames Joplin's vocals nicely. Yet the band still grooves hard with the fierceness her voice demands. Guitarist John Till's riffs, chords, and solos, in particular, are exciting and tightly executed.
Muze PNote "A Woman Left Lonely" and Bobby Womack's "Trust Me" are rain-on-the-windows ballads that come alive with Joplin's gritty vocal brilliance, while the burbling "Move Over" and "Half Moon" are among her funkiest, most driving cuts. The dramatic "Cry Baby" is offset by the tongue-in-cheek a cappella number "Mercedes Benz," while Joplin's version of Kris Kristofferson's "Me and Bobby McGee" went on to become her signature song. Joplin died during the sessions for PEARL, making these tracks the final word on her towering talent and a superb addition to her enduring legacy.

Producer: Paul Rothchild

Engineer: Phil Macy

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Bobby Womack
Muze Guest Artist Sandra Crouch

Artist Overview

Texas-born blues-rock singer Janis Joplin's sadly short career saw her change from coffehouse folkie into a feminist blues icon for the psychedelic '60s generation, all in the space of four years. Though she started out as a solo singer, it was as the frontwoman for Bay Area acid-blues-rockers Big Brother & The Holding Company that she skyrocketed to fame, her outsized voice, image, and personality making her natural star material. Eventually, she proved too big for the confines of Big Brother and went the solo route. A breakthrough album was recorded just before her early death, adding a tragic aura to her small body of work.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Singer/Songwriter
Muze Music Compilations Martin Scorsese Presents: The Best Of The Blues
Muze Music Compilations Casey Kasem: 70s Rocks Greatest Hits / Variou
Muze Music Compilations Monterey International Pop Festival
Muze Music Compilations Billboard Top 10 Karaoke:70's Vol 3
Muze Music Compilations Love Is the Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970
Muze Music Compilations Billboard 1970'S Top 40 Karaoke Box S
Muze Music Compilations Billboard 1960'S Top 40 Karaoke Box S
Muze Music Compilations Singers Songwriters
Muze Music Compilations Take Heart/tom Jans

Associated Artists and Works

Cheap Thrills [Remaster] ~ Big Brother & the Holding Compa
Cheap Thrills [Legacy 2-CD] [Box] ~ Big Brother & the Holding Compa
Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/31/1999
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1971
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 65786
Music Label Name Label : Legacy
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00074646578629

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (10/31/02, p.135)
- Ranked #7 in Rolling Stone's "Women In Rock: The 50 Essential Albums" - "...Joplin helped invent modern country rock..."

Rolling Stone (2/18/71, p.48)
- "...The voice cut off was clearly in its prime...there is every indication that Janis was working toward a new maturity and confidence....With PEARL it's a case of a conscious attempt to make something of Janis' talent; simply having it won't do anymore..."

Rolling Stone (9/30/99, p.90)
- 4.5 stars out of 5 - "...a poignancy that is as undeniable now as it was upon its posthumous release....'Me and Bobby McGee' is her greatest studio recording....frightening beauty..."

Q (11/99, p.156)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...her most fully formed [album]. Joplin was working with excellent musicians who raised her game accordingly....her voice has a new control and fluidity..."

Uncut (p.128)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "PEARL was Joplin's most mature and diverse collection and suggested there was no limit to where she might have taken that extraordinary voice."

Dirty Linen (p.55)
- "[A]n instant classic, featuring some of Joplin's most mature and well-played material..."

Mojo (Publisher)
(p.122)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "[With] tight, Stax-influenced arrangements."

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