Janis Joplin starts the recording of ‘Pearl,’ her fourth album featuring ‘Cry Baby,’ ‘Me and Bobby McGee’ and ‘Mercedes Benz’ (1970)

Janis Joplin’s ‘Pearl’ is her fourth (and released posthumously) album, recorded between September 5 and October 3, 1970 and released on January 11, 1971 by Columbia

Track listing : 1.Move Over (Janis Joplin) – 03:39 . 2.Cry Baby (Jerry Ragovoy, Bert Berns) – 03:56 . 3.A Woman Left Lonely (Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham) – 03:27 . 4.Half Moon (John Hall, Johanna Hall) – 03:51 . 5.Buried Alive in the Blues (Nick Gravenites) – 02:24 . 6.My Baby (Jerry Ragovoy, Mort Shuman) – 03:44 . 7.Me and Bobby McGee (Kris Kristofferson, Fred Foster) – 04:29 . 8.Mercedes Benz (Janis Joplin, Bob Neuwirth, Michael McClure) – 01:46 . 9.Trust Me (Bobby Womack) – 03:15 . 10.Get It While You Can (Jerry Ragovoy, Mort Shuman)) – 03:23 .


Baron Wolman

Musicians : Janis Joplin – Vocals, Guitar On (7) . Richard Bell – Piano . Ken Pearson – Organ . John Till – Electric Guitar . Brad Campbell – Bass Guitar . Clark Pierson – Drums . Bobby Womack – Acoustic Guitar On (9) . Bobbye Hall – Conga, Percussion . Phil Badella – Backing Vocals . John Cooke – Backing Vocals . Vince Mitchell – Backing Vocals . Sandra Crouch – Tambourine .


Tom Wilkes

Production Produced by Paul A. Rothchild . Robert Honablue – Engineer . Jen Wyler – Mixing . Glen Kolotkin – Engineer . Joe Lizzi – Mixing . Phil Macy – Engineer . Vic Anesini – Mastering .

Package : Barry Feinstein – Design, Photography . David Gahr – Photography . Tom Wilkes asterisques RVM – Design, Photography . Baron Wolman asterisques RVM – Photography .

Recorded September 5 – October 3, 1970 .

Released in January 1971 by Columbia.

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Rolling Stone
Janis’ last. Fortunately, Pearl is a good record and Janis is often magnificent. The voice cut off was clearly in its prime. I suspect that some of the tracks are not in their final shape, but these are not scrapsand there is every indication that Janis was working toward a new maturity and confidence. […]

BBC
Pearl remains a jewel in the short, gaudy career of a true original. There’s a gaping hole at the center of this great album in the shape of Nick Gravenites’ Buried Alive In The Blues. The aptly-titled song remains an instrumental as Janis died the day before her vocal was due to be added. […]

Sputnikmusic.com
So it is easy to search some hidden messages here, but it is not that kind of record. Of course, it is a great oneand I’ve got an impression that she knew what she was musically doing, that she was 100% aware of her situation musically and privately. […]

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