Between the Lines (Janis Ian album)

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Between the Lines
Between the Lines (Janis Ian album) cover.jpg
Studio album by Janis Ian
Released March 1975
Recorded 914 Sound Studios
Blauvelt, New York
1974
Genre Folk, Adult Contemporary
Length 43:21
Label Columbia
Producer Brooks Arthur
Janis Ian chronology
Stars
(1974)
Between the Lines
(1975)
Aftertones
(1975)

Between the Lines, released in 1975 and containing the popular song "At Seventeen", is the best-known album by the then New York-based singer-songwriter Janis Ian. The album reached #1 on the Billboard album chart in September 1975, and sold 1.9 million copies in the United States.

"At Seventeen" was released as a single and reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Ian won the 1975 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the song, and performed it on the first episode of Saturday Night Live on October 11, 1975. Recorded at 914 Sound Studios in New York, Between the Lines is Ian's seventh studio album.

Recording[edit]

The album was recorded and mixed at 914 Sound Studios in Blauvelt, New York, USA. Production was by Brooks Arthur.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

The album reached #1 on the Billboard album chart in September 1975, and sold 1.9 million copies in the United States. "At Seventeen" was released as a single and reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Ian won the 1975 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the song.

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Janis Ian

1. "When the Party's Over"—2:57

2. "At Seventeen"—4:41

3. "From Me to You"—3:19

4. "Bright Lights and Promises"—4:17

5. "In the Winter"—2:13

6. "Water Colors"—4:58

7. "Between the Lines"—4:03

8. "The Come On"—3:56

9. "Light a Light"—2:45

10. "Tea and Sympathy"—4:28

11. "Lover's Lullaby"—5:25


Credits[edit]

  • Produced by Brooks Arthur
  • Engineered by Brooks Arthur, Larry Alexander, Russ Payne
  • Art Direction and Design: John Berg, Paul Perlow
  • Photography: Peter Cunningham
  • Production Coordinator: Herb Gart
  • Orchestra:
    • Violins: Arianna Bronne, Lewis Cley, Peter Dimitriades, Marie Hence, Max Hollander, Kathy Kionke, Ezra Klinger, Harold Kohon, Harry Lookofsky, Joe Malin, David Sackson, Julius Schachter, Ora Shiram, Harry Urbont, Masako Yanagita
    • Violas: Seymour Berman, George Brown, Eugenie Dengel, Patty Kopec, Richard Maximoff, David Sackson, Manny Vardi
    • Celli: Seymour Barab, Gloria Lanzarone, Beverly Laurelson, Jesse Levy, Charles McCracken, George Ricci
    • Trumpets: Ray Crisara, Burt Collins, Jimmy Sedlar, Joe Shepley
    • Trombones: Eddie Bert, Mickey Gravine, Alan Raph, Bill Watrous
    • French Horn: James Buffington
    • Flutes: Romeo Penque, Phil Bodner
    • Orchestral Contractor: Arthur Kaplan
  • Recorded and Mixed at 914 Sound Studios in Blauvelt, New York, USA
  • Barry Lazarowitz plays Hayman drums
  • All Songs (c)1974 Mine Music Limited and April Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1975 Billboard 200 1

References[edit]

Preceded by
The Heat Is On by The Isley Brothers
Billboard 200 number-one album
September 20–26, 1975
Succeeded by
Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd