Farewell Song

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Farewell Song
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
Farewell Song
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".


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


  • 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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