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The Best Of Janis Ian (2CD + Exclusive DVD Edition) [CD+DVD, Collector's Edition, Box set]

Janis Ian Audio CD
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Product details

  • Audio CD (26 Sep 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: CD+DVD, Collector's Edition, Box set
  • Label: Edsel
  • ASIN: B005J4CBN6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,412 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Hair Of Spun Gold
2. God & The FBI - live
3. Silly Habits - live
4. Society's Child
5. Haven't I Got The Eyes
6. Jesse
See all 15 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. My Tennessee Hills
2. Every Love - demo
3. Some People's Lives - new version
4. Stolen Fire
5. Days Like These - new version
6. Tattoo - live
See all 15 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Let Me Be Lonely
2. At Seventeen
3. I Would Like To Dance
4. Get Ready To Roll
5. Will You Dance
6. Fly Too High
See all 12 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Product Description

Janis Ian – songwriter, singer, musician, columnist, and author -first entered the folk music scene while still a teenager in the mid-sixties; most active musically in that decade and the 1970s, she has continued recording into the 21st century.


Best known for her signature song ‘At Seventeen’, which was released in 1975, Janis won a Grammy Award for the single, which sold over two million singles in the United States alone, upon release. Later in the decade she was selected to sing the main theme tune for the Jodie Foster film ‘Foxes’. ‘Fly Too High’, which was produced by electro disco genius Giorgio Moroder, gave Janis her first UK hit in November 1979 but became an international hit. The record went to #30 in the Billboard Hot Dance/Disco Chart


“Best of Janis Ian” consists thirty-one tracks, including the two mentioned above along with several rarities, such as her first demo which she recorded as a 13 year old, a lo-fi version of ‘Hair of Spun Gold’, ‘Jesse’, which was a Top 30 hit for Roberta Flack, along with Sesame Street’s ‘Ginny the Flying Girl’.


Also included in this package is a twelve-track DVD filmed during her peak period in 1979 in Japan and Australia.

Customer Reviews

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Very "Best of Janis Ian" 6 Mar 2012
Format:Audio CD
What an amazing album! Bought without really knowing what to expect, but what I got was a review of the whole lifetime's work of this truly amazing artist. The album spans all Janis' songwriting and singing from the '60's to almost current times (2008). It was so intriguing to hear her voice as a 12 year old (Hair of Spun Gold), then middle, more uptempo songs (I Would Like to Dance, Fly too High, Let me be Lonely) and of course Jesse and At Seventeen, of probably her 20's/30's. I really love the later, more reflective slow songs, just Janis and her guitar (Some People's Lives, Through the Years, Today You're Mine) and the very emotional songs - (I Hear You Sing Again, When Angels Cry, Stars) - I have to ration myself when listening to these otherwise I go into total emotional meltdown. There is a great deal more - funny, uplifting songs but cannot mention all - just buy it and hear for yourself. I really enjoyed the DVD that goes with it too. Loved it - Wow!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album 28 Feb 2014
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Always felt Janis Ian was the most underrated of the seventies singer song writers this has many of her early songs and some good newer ones the DVD is also more upbeat than was expected and showed what a great musician she is would have liked more info on the cover will have to get the book
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I've never bought a Janis Ian record before, however, I've heard her music quite a lot over many years (since the 70s), due to my friends owning various recordings. There is no doubt that Janis is a great songwriter.
Her use of words is impeccable and enhance your enjoyment of superbly crafted tunes - I don't think she has had the recognition due ?? Buy it, you won't be disappointed
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5.0 out of 5 stars Janis Ian double album 16 July 2014
Format:Audio CD
Excellent value for money and I love Janis Ian so this was a great buy for me.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous janis 14 May 2012
By AnniePM
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I saw janis live in concert a few months ago and her voice is still amazing .she sounds exactly like she does on this excellent cd and I would definitely recommend its purchase and if you get the opportunity to see her live go for it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 26 July 2014
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Excellent totally captivating.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Janis Ian CD / DVD 5 Jan 2012
By Bry
Format:Audio CD
Superb CD DVD from off a stage means the timing is just out but the image is great I do have the double LP by sony from the concert
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars JANIS IAN
if this was supposed to be a "Best of" it was poor I have many Janis Ian albums and though there were some old songs on I knew a lot I didn't and I didn't like them either.
Published 4 months ago by Jill
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of Janis Ian.
Love this album and have done since having it on cassette when it first came out. Playing it brings back some lovely memories of my younger days.
Published 7 months ago by Bev Kong
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music
I bought this album after hearing one of her songs on the radio & this album was then recommended by a colleague,
A Great chill out double album with a dvd and it's good... Read more
Published 10 months ago by bringer
4.0 out of 5 stars Janis is a legend
What a remarkable, talented lady who has an interesting story to tell through her songs. I am currently reading her autobiography and I would recommend it as a good companion to... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Fran
5.0 out of 5 stars JANIS IAN IS THE BEST
Anyone buying this superb double cd is in for a real treat.
Whether you are a newcomer to JANIS IAN or a long time fan you will find
treasures aplenty. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mr. D. R. Swindells
4.0 out of 5 stars Still awesome
Reminds me of some great times with some of the tracks and good to hear her later work too. Have not yet seen the dvd as an added extra
Published 19 months ago by dalfindor
5.0 out of 5 stars Very happy
Have wanted to purchase a collection for some time, very happy with purchase has brought back some memories, very pleased
Published 19 months ago by Julie Mac
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