Janice Joplin Pearl on numbered, limited edition Hybrid SACD
Full Tilt Boogie Band, producer Paul Rothchild combine on album steeped in soul
Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time No. 135/500
Janis Joplin wouldn't be denied on Pearl. The powerhouse vocalist had kicked her addictions, teamed with a stupendous band, and partnered with a producer that knew how to best showcase her voice on record.
She came to the sessions with an armload of astonishing songs, and a burst of creative energy that mirrored her rejuvenated emotional state and undeniable spirit. You can hear it on every note of the 1971 record. Ranked No. 135 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, Pearl sold more than 4 million copies and stands as the first female rock superstar's definitive studio work.
Mastered from the original master tapes, the iconic audiophile label's SACD takes Joplin and Co.'s stupendous performances to newly transcendent levels. Boasting a fidelity that further magnifies the singer's passion and producer Paul A. Rothchild's clear production, this sterling reissue reveals increased spaciousness, dynamics, and openness. Joplin's husky, strong, and penetrating singing has never sounded so vibrant or made deeper connections. Warm, organic, and free of any artificial ceilings, this version lets you step into Sunset Sound Recorders with the performers, such is the degree of realism and authenticity.
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