This album did not receive much critical or popular acclaim when released, but has some amazingly excellent writing on it, especially considering that in 1975 Janis was 23 years old. Harmony on the song "Hymn" alone is worth the album, but you won't be disappointed with her obvious talent in singing and writing blues. Her sense of humor shines through on "Boy, I Really Tied One On" (recorded also by Esther Phillips). A few songs foreshadow her struggles and disillusion with the Business of Music, and the angst of the performer has always been a theme for her. There's real quality work here. You wonder how she can get better, but she does. Fortunately she stayed in the business and is still writing and producing quality CDs against incredible odds. Her latest CD "god & the fbi" will be released March 21, 2000.