Live at Winterland '68

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Live at Winterland '68
Live album by Big Brother and the Holding Company
Released June 2, 1998 (June 2, 1998)
Recorded April 12–13, 1968
Genre Psychedelic rock
Length 75:46
Label Columbia/Legacy
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Janis Joplin chronology
The Collection
(1995) The Collection1995
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(1998) Live at Winterland '681998
Live at Woodstock: August 19, 1969
(1999) Live at Woodstock: August 19, 19691999
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Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Live at Winterland '68 is an album by Janis Joplin with her band Big Brother and The Holding Company. It was recorded at the Winterland Ballroom on April 12, 1968, and April 13, 1968 and includes live renditions of songs from their studio albums.

The return to San Francisco comes after a successful tour in the east coast. Acts like B. B. King and Albert King would open for the band during the tour. This album has lengthier renditions of their associated songs including "Light Is Faster Than Sound" extending over 7 minutes. Overall, the recordings are just another instance of the band's growing interest.

Live at Winterland '68 includes many tracks from Cheap Thrills, the band's breakthrough studio album. "Ball and Chain" is the only track from Cheap Thrills recorded live and it is a live rendition from one of these 1968 shows at the Winterland Ballroom.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Down on Me" (Janis Joplin)
  2. "Flower in the Sun" (Sam Andrew)
  3. "I Need a Man to Love" (Janis Joplin, Sam Andrew)
  4. "Bye Bye Baby" (Powell St. John)
  5. "Easy Rider" (James Gurley)
  6. "Combination of the Two" (Sam Andrew)
  7. "Farewell Song" (Sam Andrew)
  8. "Piece of My Heart" (Jerry Ragovoy, Bert Berns)
  9. "Catch Me Daddy" (Janis Joplin, Peter Albin, Sam Andrew, David Getz, James Gurley)
  10. "Magic of Love" (Mark Spoelstra)
  11. "Summertime" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward)
  12. "Light Is Faster Than Sound" (Peter Albin)
  13. "Ball and Chain" (Big Mama Thornton)
  14. "Down on Me" (second version) (Janis Joplin)