Best of Janis Ian: The Autobiography Collection

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This two-disc set duplicates 2008's release of the same name from Rude Girl Records, right down to the cover art. That original release was in itself a complement to the autobiography, Society's Child, which Janis Ian published the same year, and contained the songs and performances that Ian specifically mentioned in her book. The result is a slightly different sort of "greatest-hits" collection, and while her most famous songs are here, including "Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking)," "Jesse," and "At Seventeen" (which appears in both the single and album version), the balance of these two discs has a more personal agenda, with plenty of live performances and demos...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This two-disc set duplicates 2008's release of the same name from Rude Girl Records, right down to the cover art. That original release was in itself a complement to the autobiography, Society's Child, which Janis Ian published the same year, and contained the songs and performances that Ian specifically mentioned in her book. The result is a slightly different sort of "greatest-hits" collection, and while her most famous songs are here, including "Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking)," "Jesse," and "At Seventeen" (which appears in both the single and album version), the balance of these two discs has a more personal agenda, with plenty of live performances and demos represented. It's actually a pretty revelatory set, adding up to a sort of intimate self-portrait of Ian's career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/2010
  • Label: Sony Japan
  • EAN: 4547366057256
  • Catalog Number: 6605725

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hair Spun of Gold (4:03)
  2. 2 God & The FBI (3:52)
  3. 3 Silly Habits (4:40)
  4. 4 Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking) (3:13)
  5. 5 Haven't I Got Eyes (3:35)
  6. 6 Jesse (4:08)
  7. 7 Stars (7:10)
  8. 8 Thankyous (2:36)
  9. 9 This Train Still Runs (4:36)
  10. 10 At Seventeen (4:42)
  11. 11 Love Is Blind (2:13)
  12. 12 Fly Too High (5:06)
  13. 13 Arms Around My Life (2:37)
  14. 14 His Hands (4:35)
  15. 15 When Angels Cry (4:44)
  16. 16 You Are Love (Toujours Gai, Mon Cher) (4:18)
  17. 17 Will You Dance? (3:06)
  18. 18 When The Party's Over (2:59)
  19. 19 Th Man You Are In Me (2:58)
Disc 2
  1. 1 My Tennessee Hills (5:17)
  2. 2 Every Love (2:56)
  3. 3 Some People's Lievs (3:28)
  4. 4 Stolen Fire (4:10)
  5. 5 Days Like These (3:21)
  6. 6 Tattoo (4:17)
  7. 7 Through the Years (4:01)
  8. 8 I Hear You Sing Again (4:11)
  9. 9 Joy (2:43)
  10. 10 My Autobiography (2:49)
  11. 11 Hair of Spun Gold (3:10)
  12. 12 I Long for You (3:36)
  13. 13 Ginny the Flying Girl (3:46)
  14. 14 Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye (2:09)
  15. 15 Today You're Mine (2:47)
  16. 16 At Seventeen (3:57)
  17. 17 In the Winter (2:32)
  18. 18 Bright Lights and Promises (4:19)
  19. 19 Honor Them All (3:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Janis Ian Primary Artist
Dolly Parton Vocals
Technical Credits
Woody Guthrie Composer
Janis Ian Arranger, Composer, Producer
Brooks Arthur Producer, Engineer
Giorgio Moroder Composer, Producer
Larry Alexander Engineer
Jeff Balding Producer, Engineer
Don Cobb Mastering
Charlie Dreyer Engineer
Ron Frangipane Producer
Chad Hailey Engineer
John Jennings Producer
Jess Leary Composer
David Levine Producer
Teo Macero Composer, Producer
George "Shadow" Morton Producer
Russ Payne Engineer
Lucy Simon Producer
Dave Sinko Engineer
Ed Sprigg Engineer
Herb Gart Executive Producer
Robert Haynes House Mix
Kye Fleming Composer
Marc Moreau Producer, Engineer
Eric Conn Mastering
Rob Clark Engineer, Pro-Tools
Philip Clark Producer, House Mix
Traditional Composer
John Leonardini Producer
Robert Haymes House Mix
Kyle Feming Composer
Herb Gert Executive Producer
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