The Essential Janis Joplin

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Janis Joplin
The Essential Janis Joplin

[ Columbia Records / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Thursday 11 April 2002

Digitally re-mastered from the original source tapes. 30 of her greatest performances, including two previously unreleased Woodstock performances

Long recognized as the greatest white female rock singer of the 1960s, Janis Joplin's influential, ground-breaking and redefining role in rock history has also made her one of the most iconic figures in popular history today.

Known for her electrifying live performances and supercharged emotional delivery, she was a great blues singer and an even greater rock vocalist.

Though she released only four studio albums in her lifetime, she left behind a wealth of material and a legacy that endures to this day. Janis would have been 60 on January 19, 2003.

To celebrate this anniversary, Legacy are releasing both new recordings and reissued albums, plus this magnificent 2-CD collection: The Essential Janis Joplin.

Featuring 30 of her greatest performances, remastered from the original source tapes, this album also features two previously unreleased performances recorded at Woodstock.


Disc 1:
1. Down On Me
2. Coo Coo
3. Women Is Losers
4. Bye, Bye Baby
5. Ball And Chain (Live)
6. Roadblock
7. Piece Of My Heart
8. Misery'n
9. I Need A Man To Love
10. Summertime
11. Flower In The Sun (Live)
12. Farewell Song (Live)
13. Raise Your Hand (Live)
14. To Love Somebody (Live)
15. Kozmic Blues (Live)

Disc 2:
1. Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)
2. Maybe
3. One Good Man
4. Little Girl Blue
5. Work Me, Lord
6. Tell Mama (Live)
7. Move Over
8. Cry Baby
9. A Woman Left Lonely
10. Half Moon
11. My Baby
12. Me And Bobby McGee
13. Mercedes Benz
14. Trust Me
15. Get It While You Can