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Janis Ian [CD]

Janis Ian Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (27 April 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Now Sounds
  • ASIN: B001UJSTM6
  • Other Editions: Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,495 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Society's Child (Baby, I've Been Thinking)
2. Go 'Way Little Girl
3. Hair of Spun Gold
4. Then Tangles of My Mind
5. I'll Give You a Stone If You'll Throw It (Changing Tymes)
6. Pro Girl
7. Younger Generation Blues
8. New Christ Cardiac Hero
9. Lover Be Kindly
10. Mrs. McKenzie
11. Janey's Blues

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Our product to treat is a regular product. There is not the imitation. From Japan by the surface mail because is sent out, take it until arrival as 7-14 day. Thank you for you seeing it.

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5.0 out of 5 stars great stuff 29 Dec 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Just why this recording has been so hard to obtain I simply don't know. It's her first stuff, and it's beautiful. Not much like what she would go on to deliver many years later. These, in contrast, are unrefined, utterly sincere songs that well reserve a wider audience. Excellently produced in 1966 - 1967 by Shadow Morton. I personally discovered Janis Ian through Spooky Tooth, the English blues-rock group with the American Gary Wright who covered her song "Society's Child". And a great version it is, too! Janis' original is gorgeous, and her "Hair of spun gold" was written when she was just 12, the lyrics first published in 1964! This recording is from the original mono master tapes, but don't let this put you off buying it: the sound quality is excellent. and the sound is "right" for the time in which it was first recorded. Yes, mono can be like the professional photographer's black and white photos. Certainly not to be distained.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Star Is Born 8 Feb 2013
By colcon
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is an excellent album. Released in 1967, Janis was just 15 when her first record was released. It's brilliantly produced by Shadow Morton - of The Shangri-las fame! - and this is the mono mix, direct from the original Verve label masters.

It kicks off with the US top twenty single 'Society's Child', a story about interracial romance that stirred up a veritable hornet's nest. Radio stations banned it and one, that dared to play it, was burned to the ground! There was a period where Janis even feared for her life - yet still it made the charts. A bit like The Pistols' 'God Save the Queen' furore, only a decade earlier!

There's some raga-fuzz guitar on 'Go Way little Girl', a song that lampoons parental fear-mongering. 'Hair Of Spun Gold' is more conventionally folky, again with controversial subject matter - about teenage pregnancy. 'Pro Girl' has a Bo Diddley beat and examines prostitution (!) whilst 'Younger Generation Blues' has a Dylan feel and was mixed live in the studio complete with sirens, whistles and a kind of party atmosphere. The final song, 'Janey's Blues', has some lovely vibrato guitar and expressive organ that helps it stomp along.

Along with her 1974 album 'Stars' and the later hit single 'At Seventeen', this is easily her best work. From the mid-70's onwards she veered too much toward a sort of easy listening folky jazz that just became plain boring. This is anything but, sounding fresh, alive and urgent. Although it has its roots in folk music there's a good mix of pop, blues, rock and psychedelic sounds throughout. It's an essential purchase if you want the best of Janis Ian.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Creator of my Empathy 2 Nov 2010
By Mark - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
To search for someone who has an innate ability to create life in song one has only to discover Janis Ian. There are very few others in the artistic world of music and sound that can compare with this Master of the scientific realm of the alphabetical and numerical entities. For afterall it is the magical formulation of these two sciences which gives us that auditory pleasure which we seek in order to express as an emotional outlet what we feel on a daily basis. We seek music to deal with ANY or ALL of the emotions we are feeling in relation to that particular experience with which we happen to be dealing with. Dolly Parton and Dottie Rambo are other Masters with this inherent God given ability. A day of my life does not pass by that these Artistic Musical Goddesses do not in some way influence the course in which my life takes from day to day. If I need a laugh, a cry, to relax, to make a decision, to visit and experience a past memory, to feel a love again, or to reminisce about a friend, Janis Ian is as far away as my CD music shelf. Ever since I can remember as from my childhood to now in the prime of my life, what Janis has created, in that I have related. She is one of those rare priceless jewels of which only one will ever exist. Whatever your emotion or present situation, Janis has a description of it in a song. She is a very down to earth person which is why she can relate to the common folk. Her music can be your best friend.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Janis Ian by Janis Ian 4 Aug 2010
By CD Parker - Published on Amazon.com
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Early Janis Ian offering. From 1967 when she was a teenager. Recording quality is what the industry did with new artists. More Recent recordings are far superior. I have most of her music and I am a diehard fan. She is as talented as any Singer Songwriter with a wonderful voice. Janis plays guitar and piano as well as any composer/performer. Super Artist.
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 3 July 2014
By C. Roberts - Published on Amazon.com
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It was obvious that she has truly evolved and became a one-of-a-kind artist.
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic that takes me back to lonely times in the barracks. 26 Aug 2013
By CoyoteTeacher - Published on Amazon.com
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A classic that takes me back to lonely times in the barracks. I managed to see her in a small concert in Tucson held in an abandoned church.
5.0 out of 5 stars Memories of the late 60's 22 May 2013
By Sharon Herman - Published on Amazon.com
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I had worn out my LP, and was very pleased to get the CD. I have always been amazed at what Janis had accomplished with this album at such a young age. Her talent just exploded. The CD brings back many memories of those confusing times in our lives. Her songs were raw, powerful, and so expressive. To me they remain so today.
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