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Janis Joplin

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Pearl

 

Tracklist

(Vinyl)
A1   Move Over      3:40
A2   Cry Baby      3:55
A3   A Woman Left Lonely      3:26
A4   Half Moon      3:50
A5   Buried Alive In The Blues      2:23
B1   My Baby      3:43
B2   Me & Bobby McGee      4:28
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Review


The greatest white blues singer of her time, Janis Joplin is without rival in plumbing the bottomless depths of loss. Indeed, her spine-tingling wails and moans are a kind of rapture of the deep - no lyric about abandonment is too slight to warrant her bloodcurdling investment in it.


That intensity is everywhere evident on Pearl, the album on which the twenty-seven-year-old singer was working at the time of her death, in 1970, from a heroin overdose. Her new band, Full Tilt Boogie, cranks the volume when necessary ("Move Over") but… Read More

never competes with or overwhelms her, as her previous combos, Big Brother and the Holding Company and the Kozmic Blues Band, sometimes did.


Consequently, Joplin is fully able to go for emotional broke. Her version of Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham's soul ballad "A Woman Left Lonely" is a harrowing journey along Desolation Row, while the strangled howl with which she opens Bert Berns and Jerry Ragovoy's "Cry Baby" sends a chilling signal of the ravages to come. "Get It While You Can," the devastating track that closes the album, crackles with desperation. It is a scarred survivor's advice to her sex: Love and pleasure must be seized whenever they offer themselves, though they are mere preludes to the pain that will surely follow.


Of course, Joplin was not a survivor, and that lends Pearl (her nickname for herself, chosen to match a female lover's tag of Ruby) a poignancy that is as undeniable now as it was upon its posthumous release, in 1971. Her humor on the self-mocking a cappella prayer "Mercedes Benz" (which was recorded in one take) includes this knowing barfly's request: "Prove that you love me/And buy the next round." And her lovely rendition of Kris Kristofferson's "Me and Bobby McGee" is her greatest studio recording - its eloquent restraint all the more effective in communicating the song's heartbreak.


Kristofferson, who had been Joplin's lover not long before her death, cried when he heard her version of the song. "Did we do this?" he reportedly asked as he stood before her dead body. It's the question that caring survivors are always left with, and one that Pearl, in its frightening beauty, does little to resolve. (RS 822)


ANTHONY DeCURTIS




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Janis Joplin - Pearl   Janis Joplin   Pearl
Label: Columbia, Published: 1999 (
  CD   USED recordsale
Germany
$5.89     Details
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  CD   Action
United Kingdom
$6.34     Details
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Brand New From A Seller With A High Star Rating 08/31/1999 , 2 copies
  CD   BRAND NEW EverCheap
United States
$7.49     Details
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Cbs65786 Cbs
  CD   M- Weird Harold
United States
$7.99     Details
Pearl - Janis Joplin   Janis Joplin   Pearl
Label: Columbia, Published: 1990 ''the Backing Band For This Album Is Named. Uk & Europe,...
  CD   AS NEW recordsale
Germany
$9.68     Details
  Janis Joplin   Pearl
Remastered W. Bonustracks! Origin Unknown, Columbia, Col 492865 2, 1999
  CD   M/SS Steamhead  R
Germany
$10.63     Details
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4 copies
CD   BRAND NEW! GENERALLY SEALED. MERLIN MOOSI
United Kingdom
$10.76 - $10.87      Details
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Dispatched As Soon As Possible By Independent Uk Seller. Please Contact Me If Item Is Not Dispatc...
  CD   BRAND NEW! GENERALLY SEALED. MERLIN MOOSI
United Kingdom
$10.76     Details
  Janis Joplin   Pearl
Dispatched As Soon As Possible By Independent Uk Seller. Please Contact Me If Item Is Not Dispatc...
  CD   BRAND NEW! GENERALLY SEALED. MERLIN MOOSI
United Kingdom
$10.87     Details
  Janis Joplin   Pearl - Us 10trk Cd
10 Track Cd Usa, Columbia, Ck 30322
  CD   EX/EX(-) Folkadelic
United Kingdom
$10.93     Details
  Janis Joplin   Pearl
Usa, Sbme Special Mkts., 888430566521
  CD   NEW Mantis Music
United States
$10.97     Details
  Janis Joplin   Pearl (1971/99; 14 Tracks)
, 2 copies
  CD   EX Fun Records
Germany
$11.20     Details
  Janis Joplin   The Pearl Sessions
Comunità Europea, 2012-04-16
  CD   hole records
Italy
$11.73     Details
  JANIS JOPLIN   Pearl - Cd
With Bonus Tracks Columbia / Legacy, Col 492865 2
  CD   Replay Music
United Kingdom
$12.49     Details
  Janis Joplin   Pearl (1971)
, 22 copies
  CD   EX Fun Records
Germany
$14.52     Details
  Janis Joplin   Pearl
From My Personal Collection Europe, Cbs, Ck30322, 1987
  CD   MINT (M)/MINT (M) giugia
Italy
$14.86     Details
  Janis Joplin   Pearl
Japanese Pressing, Promo Sample, 1996, Srcs-9069, 10-tracks, new(factory Sealed, With Obi), [2b...
  CD   NEW(SEALED, OBI) Maggie Mae
Japan
$15.23     Details
  Janis Joplin   The Pearl Sessions
Dispatched As Soon As Possible By Independent Uk Seller. Please Contact Me If Item Is Not Dispatc..., 3 copies
  CD   BRAND NEW! GENERALLY SEALED. MERLIN MOOSI
United Kingdom
$15.96     Details
  Janis Joplin   Pearl
From My Personal Collection Europe, Cbs, Ck30322, 1987
  CD   MINT (M)/MINT (M) Diskaos
Italy
$16.51     Details
  Janis Joplin   Pearl Sessions (bonus Tracks)
Brand New From A Seller With A High Star Rating 04/17/2012 , 2 copies
  CD   BRAND NEW EverCheap
United States
$16.66     Details
Janis Joplin - Pearls   Janis Joplin   Pearls
Cd Cbs Cdcbs 64188 (japan/nl 19??)<br> Cbs, Cdcbs 64188, 19??
  CD   VG++ TO NM/VG++ TO NM Vinyl-West
Spain
$17.44     Details
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Usa, Sony Legacy, 886978422422
  CD   NEW Mantis Music
United States
$18.98     Details
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* Usa, Columbia Records, Columbia492865-2, 1970
  CD   ALL OUR PRODUCTS ARE BRAND NEW, AND FACTORY-SEALED Musea
France
$19.93     Details
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Sa
  CD   EX karen west
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$20.00     Details
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509974928652 new Copy/ Cdx1 Pearl Label: Cbs Special Order
  CD   CDExpress
Netherlands
$22.05     Details
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Brazil, 99 Columbia Legacy, 2065786, 71/
  CD   EX/EX sebo do disc
Brazil
$22.00     Details
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New 29 Track Double Advance Promo Only Cd Set For The "legacy Edition" Release Featurin...
  CD   Southland CD
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$25.00     Details
Janis Joplin - The Pearl Sessions   Janis Joplin   The Pearl Sessions
Original Columbia/legacy Records 36 Track Double Advance Promo Only Cd Set, Custom Discs & In...
  CD   Southland CD
United States
$25.00     Details
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Rare Holland Only Historic Reissue Europe, Cbs, Ck30322
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Brasil
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Spain
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$37.55     Details
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Rare 1993 Gold Cd Release With Slip-case ! Slip-case Is Vg+ Everything Else Is In Mint Conditi...
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$45.28     Details
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Japan
$45.28     Details
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Rare Japanese Limited Edition Gold Plated, Picture Disc Pressing On The Columbia Records Label In...
  CD   NEAR MINT Crypt Record
Australia
$80.62     Details
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Brazil
  CD   NEW/NEW sebo do disc
Brazil
$99.00     Details
  Joplin Janis   Pearl 14 Tracks Inc Move Over/cry Baby/half Moon/trust Me/mercedes Benz/get It While You Can Etc
Uk, Columbia/492865 2
  CD   EX/VG Takesuback
United Kingdom
$7.81     Details
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Janis Joplin Collection Edition N/a Sony Music, 4928652, 1999
  CD   EX/EX Kellys Recor
United Kingdom
$9.37     Details
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013901 cd/ New Copy/ =remastered 1971 Album + 4 Bonus Tracks= Holland Barcode: 5099749286528 Tit... Special Order
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Netherlands
$12.07     Details
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2 copies
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10893423a17/6 new Copy/ Cd Label: Columbia 5099749286528 / Units In Set: 1 Special Order
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$14.29     Details
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888430566521 cd Condition: New/label: Sony Special Marketing/888430566521 Pearl Special Order
  CD   CDExpress
Netherlands
$19.83     Details
Joplin Janis - Pearl CD   Joplin Janis   Pearl
1999 Eu, Legacy / Sony
  CD   M/ NEW Asbury Park
Italy
$16.13     Details
  joplin janis   Pearl -2cd-
E53353 cd/ New Copy/ Holland Barcode: 0886973523629 Title: Pearl -2cd- Special Order
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Netherlands
$16.51     Details
  joplin janis   Pearl Sessions
2 copies
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Netherlands
$16.51 - $43.09      Details
  joplin janis   Pearl Sessions
L12640 cd/ New Copy/ Holland Barcode: 0886978422422 Title: Pearl Sessions Special Order
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Netherlands
$16.51     Details
  joplin janis   Pearl Sessions
886978422422 cd Condition: New/label: Legacy/886978422422 Pearl Sessions Special Order
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Netherlands
$43.09     Details
  joplin janis   The Pearl Sessions
26084164a17/8 new Copy/ Cd Label: Columbia/legacy 886978422422 / Units In Set: 2 Special Order
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Netherlands
$19.83     Details
  joplin janis   Pearl (ger)
5099749286528 compa ct Disc New Copy/ Barcode: 5099749286528 Releasedate: 6-8-2010 Style:rock T... Special Order
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Netherlands
$27.58     Details
  joplin janis   Pearl + 4 -ltd-
D64442 cd/ New Copy/ Jap-imp. Limited Edition In Cardboard Sleeve Japan Barcode: 4547366035612 T... Special Order
  CD   CDExpress
Netherlands
$33.12     Details
  joplin janis   Pearl / Cheap Thrills
886972213521 cd Condition: New/label: Legacy/886972213521 Pearl / Cheap Thrills Special Order
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Netherlands
$37.55     Details
  joplin janis   Pearl Sessions (bonus Tracks)
886978422422 compac t Disc New Copy/ Barcode: 886978422422 Releasedate: 04 17 2012 Style:rock Ti... Special Order
  CD   CDExpress
Netherlands
$37.55     Details
JOPLIN JANIS - Pearl Single   JOPLIN JANIS   Pearl
Gold Sealed Jp, Sony, Srcs 6767, 1971
  CD   NEW Bilbo Store
Italy
$326.02     Details
  Joplin,Janis   Pearl
Discs Come With Their Original Liner Notes And Packaging. Complete Customer Service.! 2
  CD   USED - VERY GOOD Atomic Recor
United States
$3.91     Details
  Joplin,Janis   Pearl
Remastered + Bonus Tracks
  CD   NM/NM CMS Music
United Kingdom
$7.48     Details
  JOPLIN,JANIS   Pearl
31 copies
CD   NEW GrooveNet
United States
$7.98 - $7.99      Details
  JOPLIN,JANIS   Pearl
8/31/99
  CD   NEW GrooveNet
United States
$7.98     Details
  JOPLIN,JANIS   Pearl
Sony Special Marketing
  CD   NEW GrooveNet Ma
United States
$7.99     Details
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