Farewell Song

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Farewell Song
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Compilation album by Janis Joplin
Released February 1982
Recorded January 31, 1967 - June 28, 1970
Genre Rock and roll, soul
Length 32:56
Label Columbia
Janis Joplin chronology
Janis
(1975)
Farewell Song
(1982)
Janis
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B-[2]

Farewell Song is a 1982 collection of nine previously unreleased recordings of Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company, the Kozmic Blues Band, and Full Tilt Boogie. Tracks include Cheap Thrills-era outtakes and live performances; "Misery 'N", "Farewell Song", and "Catch Me Daddy".

Production[edit]

The recordings were enhanced through the use of devices such as the Lexicon 224 and the ADR Scamp Rack by producer Elliot Mazer,[3] and the original bass by Peter Albin on "Farewell Song" was replaced with bass work by Mazer.[4] Some members of Big Brother and the Holding Company were unhappy about some of the enhancements.[5][4]

One Night Stand was recorded with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and became a hit upon release. Tell Mama is the only Full Tilt Boogie Band track.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tell Mama" (Marcus Daniel, Wilbur Terrell, Clarence Carter) - 5:46
  2. "Magic of Love" (Mark Spoelstra) - 3:02
  3. "Misery'N" (Live) (Peter Albin, James Gurley, Sam Andrew, David Getz, Janis Joplin) - 4:13
  4. "One Night Stand" (Steve Gordon, Barry Flast) - 3:07
  5. "Harry" (Peter Albin, James Gurley, Sam Andrew, David Getz, Janis Joplin) - 0:57
  6. "Raise Your Hand" (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Alvertis Isbell) - 3:44
  7. "Farewell Song" (Live) (Sam Andrew) - 4:36
  8. "Medley: Amazing Grace/Hi-Heel Sneakers" - 2:35
  9. "Catch Me Daddy" (Live) (Peter Albin, James Gurley, Sam Andrew, David Getz, Janis Joplin) - 4:50

Personnel[edit]

  • Janis Joplin - vocals
  • Terry Clements - tenor saxophone
  • Richard Kermode - organ
  • Brad Campbell - bass
  • Clark Pierson - drums
  • Ken Pearson - organ
  • Cornelius "Snookey" Flowers - baritone saxophone
  • Richard Bell - piano
  • David Getz - drums
  • John Till - guitar
  • Roy Markowitz - drums
  • Sam Andrew - guitar
  • Luis Gasca - trumpet
  • Peter Albin - bass
  • James Gurley - guitar

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