Pearl [Legacy Edition]

Pearl [Legacy Edition]

by Janis Joplin & the Full Tilt Boogie BandJanis Joplin & the Full Tilt Boogie Band

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Janis Joplin's second masterpiece (after Cheap Thrills), Pearl was designed as a showcase for her powerhouse vocals, stripping down the arrangements that had often previously cluttered her music or threatened to drown her out. Thanks also to a more consistent set of songs, the results are magnificent -- given room to breathe, Joplin's trademark rasp conveys an aching, desperate passion on funked-up, bluesy rockers, ballads both dramatic and tender, and her signature song, the posthumous number one hit "Me and Bobby McGee." The unfinished "Buried Alive in the Blues" features no Joplin vocals -- she was scheduled to record them on the day after she was found dead. Its incompleteness mirrors Joplin's career: Pearl's power leaves the listener to wonder what else Joplin could have accomplished, but few artists could ask for a better final statement. [The "Legacy Edition" added six songs, including "Happy Birthday, John (Happy Trails)" as well as demo/alternate versions of album tracks. A second disc featured concert recordings from the 1970 Festival Express tour, capturing live moments from Toronto, Calgary, and Winnipeg.]

Product Details

Release Date: 05/05/2017
Label: Imports
UPC: 0889854142827
catalogNumber: 5039520
Rank: 3797

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Janis Joplin & the Full Tilt Boogie Band   Primary Artist
Sandra Crouch   Tambourine
Janis Joplin   Vocals
Bobby Womack   Acoustic Guitar
Phil Badella   Choir, Chorus
Richard Bell   Piano
Brad Campbell   Bass
Vince Mitchell   Choir, Chorus
Ken Pearson   Organ
Clark Pierson   Drums
John Till   Guitar
John Byrne Cooke   Choir, Chorus
Full Tilt Boogie Band   Choir, Chorus
Bobbie Hall   Bongos,Conga
Pearl   Acoustic Guitar,Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Clarence Carter   Composer
Janis Joplin   Composer
Bobby Womack   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Nick Gravenites   Composer
John Hall   Composer
Chip Taylor   Composer
Dan Penn   Composer
Richard Barrett   Composer
Bert Berns   Composer
Marcus Daniel   Composer
Fred Foster   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Phil Macy   Engineer
Michael McClure   Composer
Gabriel Mekler   Composer
Spooner Oldham   Composer
Jerry Ragovoy   Composer
Bob Irwin   Producer
Willie Mae Thornton   Composer
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Kenny Nemes   Associate Supervisor
John Byrne Cooke   Liner Notes
Wilbur Terrell   Composer
Abe Vélez   Package Manager
Full Tilt Boogie Band   Composer
Maria P. Marulanda   Art Direction

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