36 Songs, 2 Hours 12 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Pearl is widely considered Janis Joplin's masterpiece. Released posthumously in 1971, it features her work with The Full Tilt Boogie Band. Fans should still hold onto their copies of the 2005 Legacy Edition for the live material that isn't repeated here. However, there's now even more fascinating studio material to savor. Studio chatter from Joplin, producer Paul Rothchild, and her Full Tilt Boogie Band mates provides a telling look at the Joplin psyche, and it spices up the nine previously unreleased studio rehearsals (including muscular workouts of "Get It While You Can" and "Move Over" and alternate versions of "Me and Bobby McGee," "A Woman Left Lonely," and "My Baby"). An explosive hi-octane version of "Tell Mama" and a performance of "Half Moon" from The Dick Cavett Show round off the bonus material. The original album sounds terrific, and the addition of the single versions of many of the album's cuts are just sonically different enough to please rabid fans. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Pearl is widely considered Janis Joplin's masterpiece. Released posthumously in 1971, it features her work with The Full Tilt Boogie Band. Fans should still hold onto their copies of the 2005 Legacy Edition for the live material that isn't repeated here. However, there's now even more fascinating studio material to savor. Studio chatter from Joplin, producer Paul Rothchild, and her Full Tilt Boogie Band mates provides a telling look at the Joplin psyche, and it spices up the nine previously unreleased studio rehearsals (including muscular workouts of "Get It While You Can" and "Move Over" and alternate versions of "Me and Bobby McGee," "A Woman Left Lonely," and "My Baby"). An explosive hi-octane version of "Tell Mama" and a performance of "Half Moon" from The Dick Cavett Show round off the bonus material. The original album sounds terrific, and the addition of the single versions of many of the album's cuts are just sonically different enough to please rabid fans. 

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
17 Ratings
17 Ratings
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Same songs, Janis's soul from a whole new perspective!

The first CD is all the same Pearl we know and love but the second album... it's amazing! The outtakes show her true soul and flavor as she was working on her masterpiece. A must for fans who want a window into Janis's world in 1970...

Love this soundtrack ,

Love it

Miss you Janis Joplin you were the best and you will always will be love all your music thank you for being beautiful music to us ❤️

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