The Pearl Sessions

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The Pearl Sessions
Compilation album by Janis Joplin
Released 2012
Recorded September 5 - October 3, 1970
Genre Blues rock, country rock, funk rock
Length 02:13:31
Label Columbia
Janis Joplin chronology
Blow All My Blues Away
(2012)
The Pearl Sessions
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

The Pearl Sessions is a compilation album of Janis Joplin released in 2012. It contains alternate takes of the songs that constituted the Pearl vinyl album when Columbia Records released it in 1971. Recordings of Joplin and Paul Rothchild talking between takes give the listener insight into their creative musical process.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Move Over"   Janis Joplin 3:43
2. "Cry Baby"   Jerry Ragovoy, Bert Berns 3:58
3. "A Woman Left Lonely"   Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham 3:29
4. "Half Moon"   John Hall, Johanna Hall 3:53
5. "Buried Alive in the Blues"   Nick Gravenites 2:27
6. "My Baby"   Jerry Ragovoy, Mort Shuman 3:45
7. "Me and Bobby McGee"   Kris Kristofferson, Fred Foster 4:31
8. "Mercedes Benz"   Janis Joplin, Bob Neuwirth, Michael McClure 1:47
9. "Trust Me"   Bobby Womack 3:17
10. "Get It While You Can"   Jerry Ragovoy, Mort Shuman 3:28
11. "Me and Bobby McGee" (mono version) Kristofferson, Foster 4:11
12. "Half Moon" (mono version) John Hall, Johanna Hall 3:56
13. "Cry Baby" (mono version) Ragovoy, Berns 4:00
14. "Get It While You Can" (mono version) Jerry Ragovoy, Mort Shuman 3:29
15. "Move Over" (mono version) Janis Joplin 3:42
16. "A Woman Left Lonely" (mono version) Spooner Oldham 4:48
Disc 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Overheard in the Studio"     0:40
2. "Get It While You Can" (Take 3: 7.27.70) Mort Shuman 3:39
3. "Overheard in the Studio"     1:39
4. "Get It While You Can" (Take 5: 7.27.70) Mort Shuman 3:46
5. "Overheard in the Studio"     2:30
6. "Move Over" (Take 6: 7.27.70) Janis Joplin 4:06
7. "Move Over" (Take 13: 7.28.70) Janis Joplin 4:38
8. "Move Over" (Take 17: 7.28.70) Janis Joplin 4:08
9. "Me and Bobby McGee" (Demo Version 7.28.69) F. Foster, Kris Kristofferson 4:48
10. "Me and Bobby McGee" (Take 5: Alternate: 7.28.69) F. Foster, Kris Kristofferson 4:51
11. "Cry Baby" (Alternate Version 9.5.70) Jerry Ragovoy, Bert Berns 4:59
12. "A Woman Left Lonely" (Alternate Vocal 9.9.70) Spooner Oldham 3:36
13. "Overheard in the Studio"     2:28
14. "My Baby"   Mort Shuman 3:56
15. "Overheard in the Studio"     2:54
16. "Get It While You Can" (Take 3: 9.11.70) Mort Shuman 3:33
17. "My Baby"   Mort Shuman 4:00
18. "Pearl"   Full Tilt Boogie Band 4:31
19. "Tell Mama" (Live 7.28.70) M. Daniel 6:38
20. "Half Moon" (Live From "The Dick Cavett Show") John Hall, Johanna Hall 4:07

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Janis Joplin: The Pearl Sessions" at AllMusic. Retrieved 6 August 2013.