The only thing better than an album is an album with bonus features. We’re suckers for bonus features. And here, Columbia/Legacy will smack out on June 14th (June 20th in the UK, apparently) a new two-disc version of Janis Joplin’s Pearl. You get the original ten tracks, including “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Get It While You Can,” plus six bonus tracks. The second disc is the real bonus fun, though, with live tracks from Joplin’s tour in Canada. In addition to the previously released and mind-destroying “Ball and Chain” and six other live bits (which I believe were on a previous not-quite-as-special release of the album), you get six additional unreleased live tracks. Ah, we love us some Janis. Nobody screeches holes in the sky like she does.
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