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Box of Pearls: The Janis Joplin Collection

Box of Pearls: The Janis Joplin Collection

by Janis JoplinJanis Joplin


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It's hard to believe that Janis Joplin's meteoric career lasted only three years before she disappeared in a spray of feathers, gin, and myth. Thankfully, she left behind a body of work that serves as testimony to a voice so arrestingly powerful and quintessentially American -- culled as it was from gospel, the blues, country, folk, and San Francisco psychedelia -- that it still distinguishes her amid today's plethora of zealous pop divas. Box of Pearls contains all four of Joplin's digitally remastered studio albums as well as a bonus CD of previously unreleased tracks, Rare Pearls, which features a couple of groovy, ragtag outtakes from Cheap Thrills and live renditions of "Maybe," "Raise Your Hand," and "Bo Diddley" that showcase Joplin's ball-bearing-hard, James Brown-style bravado. In addition, the package features a bonanza of previously unreleased live and bonus tracks from each stage of Joplin's recording career, which not only open another window into her sandpaper sensuality and spotlight her electric intensity but also offer another taste of something we never got enough of.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/02/2005
Label: Sony
UPC: 0827969474228
catalogNumber: 94742
Rank: 64620


Disc 1

  1. Bye Bye Baby
  2. Easy Rider
  3. Intruder
  4. Light Is Faster Than Sound
  5. Call on Me
  6. Women Is Losers
  7. Blindman
  8. Down on Me
  9. Caterpillar
  10. All Is Loneliness
  11. Coo Coo
  12. The Last Time
  13. Call on Me
  14. Bye Bye Baby

Disc 2

  1. Combination of the Two
  2. I Need a Man to Love
  3. Summertime
  4. Piece of My Heart
  5. Turtle Blues
  6. Oh, Sweet Mary
  7. Ball and Chain
  8. Road Block
  9. Flower in the Sun
  10. Catch Me Daddy
  11. Magic of Love

Disc 3

  1. Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
  2. Maybe
  3. One Good Man
  4. As Good as You've Been to This World
  5. To Love Somebody
  6. Kozmic Blues
  7. Little Girl Blue
  8. Work Me, Lord
  9. Dear Landlord
  10. Summertime
  11. Piece of My Heart

Disc 4

  1. Move Over
  2. Cry Baby
  3. A Woman Left Lonely
  4. Half Moon
  5. Buried Alive in the Blues
  6. My Baby
  7. Me and Bobby McGee
  8. Mercedes Benz
  9. Trust Me
  10. Get It While You Can
  11. Tell Mama
  12. Little Girl Blue
  13. Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
  14. Cry Baby

Disc 5

  1. It's a Deal
  2. Easy Once You Know How
  3. Maybe
  4. Raise Your Hand
  5. Bo Diddley

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Janis Joplin   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Sandra Crouch   Tambourine
Big Brother & the Holding Company   Band,Various,Track Performer
Bobby Womack   Acoustic Guitar
Luis Gasca   Trumpet
John Simon   Piano
Bobbye Hall   Bongos,Conga
Peter Albin   Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar
Sam Andrew   Guitar,Vocals
Phil Badella   Vocals,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Maury Baker   Drums
Richard Bell   Piano
Brad Campbell   Bass,Bass Guitar
Lonnie Castille   Drums
Terry Clements   Tenor Saxophone
Terry Clements   Tenor Saxophone
Cornelius "Snookey" Flowers   Baritone Saxophone,Background Vocals
David Getz   Drums
James Gurley   Guitar
Richard Kermode   Organ
Gabriel Mekler   Organ
Vince Mitchell   Vocals,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Ken Pearson   Organ
Clark Pierson   Drums
John Till   Guitar
Janis Joplin & the Full Tilt Boogie Band   Choir, Chorus
John Byrne Cooke   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
III Sam Houston Andrew   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Kozmic Blues Band   Band,Various
Sam Houston Andrew   Guitar,Bass Guitar
John Cooke   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Big Mama Thornton   Contributor
Janis Joplin   Arranger,Composer,Engineer
Bobby Womack   Composer
Bob Neuwirth   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Nick Gravenites   Composer
John Hall   Composer
Mark Spoelstra   Composer
John Simon   Producer,Audio Production
Dan Penn   Composer
Peter Albin   Composer
Sam Andrew   Composer,Liner Notes
Richard Barrett   Composer
Bert Berns   Composer
Fred Catero   Engineer
Robert Crumb   Artwork
Michael Friedman   Back Cover
David Getz   Composer,Liner Notes,Author
James Gurley   Composer,Engineer
Lil Hardin   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Jerry Hochman   Engineer
Alex Kazanegras   Engineer
Edwin H. Kramer   Engineer
Phil Macy   Engineer
Elliot Mazer   Producer
Michael McClure   Composer
Gabriel Mekler   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Sy Mitchell   Engineer
Spooner Oldham   Composer
Jerry Ragovoy   Composer
Paul Rothchild   Producer,Audio Production
Bob Russell   Composer
Roy Segal   Engineer
Bob Shad   Producer,Audio Production
Bruce Steinberg   Cover Photo
C. Taylor   Composer
Johanna Hall   Composer
Jud Cost   Liner Notes
Bob Irwin   Producer
Janis Joplin & the Full Tilt Boogie Band   Contributor
David Gahr   Back Cover
Fred Lombardi   Back Cover
Baron Wolman   Back Cover
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Smay Vision   Art Direction
Nicholas Bennett   Packaging Manager
John Byrne Cooke   Liner Notes
Richard DiLello   Back Cover
Traditional   Composer
Alvertis Isbell   Composer
Norman Meade   Composer
Abe Gurvin   Illustrations,Paintings,Cover Illustration
Yoram Kahana   Tray Photo
Powell St. John   Composer
III Sam Houston Andrew   Arranger,Liner Notes
Lee Osborne   Engineer
Fred L. Foster   Composer

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