Revenge

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The second album of Janis Ian's third career as a recording artist found her singing love songs full of violent imagery and story songs about desperate characters. Opening with "Ready For War," and Ian used metaphors of armed struggle to describe romantic interaction, following with "Take No Prisoners" and later, in "Stolen Fire," depicting infidelity in Promethean terms. And even when she employed more conventional imagery, as in "Take Me Walking in the Rain," the album's catchiest song with its familiar rock & roll chord progression think "Every Breath You Take," "Billie Jean," and countless others, Ian gave the song a demanding, erotic edge that made love seem ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The second album of Janis Ian's third career as a recording artist found her singing love songs full of violent imagery and story songs about desperate characters. Opening with "Ready For War," and Ian used metaphors of armed struggle to describe romantic interaction, following with "Take No Prisoners" and later, in "Stolen Fire," depicting infidelity in Promethean terms. And even when she employed more conventional imagery, as in "Take Me Walking in the Rain," the album's catchiest song with its familiar rock & roll chord progression think "Every Breath You Take," "Billie Jean," and countless others, Ian gave the song a demanding, erotic edge that made love seem less appealing than urgent. "Love," she noted in the album-closing "When Angels Cry," "is a four letter word" a statement no less powerful for having been made 30 years earlier by Bob Dylan. And so, she added, was hope: In songs like "Davy," "Ruby," and "The Mission," she painted sympathetic portraits of homelessness and prostitution. The effect, when set to her typically restrained, melodic tunes and sung in her precise, sometimes clipped voice, was of a tough, adult worldview. Of course, that was not so far removed from the view Ian had held in the songs she wrote back when she was a teenager.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/22/2004
  • Label: Jvc Japan
  • EAN: 4988002458837
  • Catalog Number: 62680

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ready For The War (4:20)
  2. 2 Take No Prisoners (3:51)
  3. 3 Tenderness (3:43)
  4. 4 No One Else Like You (3:40)
  5. 5 Davy (3:53)
  6. 6 When The Silence Falls (2:30)
  7. 7 Take Me Walking In The Rain (6:49)
  8. 8 Berlin (3:50)
  9. 9 Stolen Fire (4:10)
  10. 10 Ruby (4:21)
  11. 11 The Mission (5:52)
  12. 12 When Angels Cry (4:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Janis Ian Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Background Vocals
Buddy Mondlock Background Vocals
Donna McElroy Leader
Matt Rollings Piano, Hammond Organ
Jim Brock Percussion
Cyro Baptista Percussion
Steve Gadd Drums
Jim Hoke Harmonica, Saxophone
John Jennings Organ, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Carl Marsh fairlight
Willie Weeks Bass
Amanda Hunt-Taylor Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Technical Credits
Janis Ian Arranger, Producer
Ken Hutton Engineer, overdub engineer
John Jennings Producer
Carl Marsh Producer
Denny Purcell Mastering
Dave Sinko Engineer, overdub engineer
Virginia Team Art Direction
Simon Renshaw Executive Producer
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