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Unvarnished, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts first studio record in more than seven years, breaks new lyrical ground for the pioneering female rocker while remaining true to the veracious sound that Jett is known for. Much of the album is a reflection on the human experience delving into subjects ranging from the tenacity of the human spirit in the face of disaster to the cultural phenomenon of ... Read more in Amazon's Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Store

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  • Audio CD (22 July 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B00LD0VC6W
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,548 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Any Weather (606 Version)
2. TMI
3. Soulmates To Strangers
4. Make It Back
5. Hard To Grow Up
6. Fragile
7. Reality Mentality
8. Bad As We Can Be
9. Different
10. Everybody Needs A Hero
11. Bad Reputation (Live)
12. Cherry Bomb (Live)
13. TMI (Live)
14. I Hate Myself For Loving You (Live)

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FEATURING 4 BONUS LIVE TRACKS! Unvarnished, the first Joan Jett and the Blackhearts studio record in more than seven years, breaks new lyrical ground for Jett while remaining true to the veracious sound that the pioneering rocker is known for. The album's stellar collabora- tors include Blackheart band members Dougie Needles, Tommy Price, Jett's longtime songwriting partner / producer Kenny Laguna and more. "Soulmates To Strangers" was written with Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, with whom Jett first became acquainted during Warped Tour 2006. Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) co-wrote the single "Any Weather." Amazingly, the track features just two musicians, with Jett on vocals and guitar and Grohl playing every other instrument. Among the more lighthearted commentaries is "TMI," a medi- tation on one of today's more deplorable trends: over-sharing. It concerns "everyone throwing every little detail out there," Jett says, and is both cautionary and observational on this new reality. Unvarnished is inspired, as always, by her over-riding philosophy: Rock'n'roll is about "a certain integrity. . . just being true to your own self."

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mark Richard Harris on 3 Oct. 2013
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Good to see you back Joanie! The ultimate female rock 'n roll star returns with a lip-smacking slice of old skool guitar band sound. Every tracks a little gem in its own right and when you see rock royalty like Dave Grohl penning a track with Joan and sharing some production duties you know you're tuning into something good. Oh, and did I mention that she's still HOT!!!!!!!!!!!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Muir on 1 Nov. 2013
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Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will always be known first and foremost for their cover of an Arrows song that became the beat-driven shout-a-long template for the every band should have one style of song of the early to mid 80's.

Hits such as 'Crimson and Clover,' 'I Hate Myself For Loving You' and 'Cherry Bomb' (from Joan Jett's days with The Runaways) certainly made an impact, but it was that 1981 platinum selling single that launched Miss Jett's solo career - to such a degree that it has become her anthem.

More than thirty years on Joan Jett & The Blackhearts are still a fairly constant touring attraction but new material has been a rarer sighting - prior to the release of Unvarnished, Jett's tenth solo album, you have to look to 2006 for Sinner (which included ten tracks from the 2004 Japanese only release Naked) and all the way back to 1994 for Pure and Simple.

But where albums such as Sinner/ Naked were decidedly hit and miss, Unvarnished is the equal of Pure and Simple and arguably superior.
Its big guitar, no frills sound (driven by the incessant energy and beat of Joan Jett's long-time drummer Thommy Price) hearkens back to the post Runaways/ early Joan Jett sound; it delivers in fine throwback style, primarily because of strong material and an uncluttered, intentionally Unvarnished sonic.

'Any Weather (606 version),' Joan Jett's collaborative number with Dave Grohl, captures that traditional Blackhearts sound. It comes complete with a rhythmic rock and roll pulse, a sprinkling of "hey!" and "woh-oh-oh" chants and a catchy chorus of staying together ("through any weather").
An alternative version of the song appears on the vinyl edition of the album.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By brett davis on 31 Oct. 2013
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Joan Jett is still producing good old fashioned timeless rock and roll with the energy of a 20 year old!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nigel Duncan on 17 Jan. 2014
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Love Joan Jett & this album is more of the same from the dirrty Rock chic, doing what she does best rock & roll. Gave it 3 stars because nothing hits me in the face, maybe after a few more listens. I would say going back to her roots but she has never left em, in ya face raw rock n roll. Delivery time was excellent. Very pleased with my purchase of this album.
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