The Pearl Sessions – Janis Joplin



The Pearl Sessions - Janis Joplin
The Pearl Sessions - Janis Joplin

The Pearl Sessions is a compilation album by the American rock singer Janis Joplin, released in 2012. It contains alternate versions, outtakes, and live recordings of the songs from her final studio album, Pearl, which was released posthumously in 1971. The Pearl Sessions also features a previously unreleased song, “I’m Sorry”, and an instrumental version of “Move Over”. The album showcases Joplin’s powerful vocals and emotional expression, as well as the musical talent of her backing band, the Full Tilt Boogie Band. The Pearl Sessions is a valuable addition to Joplin’s discography, as it reveals the creative process and the raw energy behind one of her most acclaimed albums.

The album The Pearl Sessions was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Historical Album in 2013.

The personnel of the album includes:

– Janis Joplin: vocals, acoustic guitar on “Me and Bobby McGee”
– Full Tilt Boogie Band: John Till (guitar), Richard Bell (piano), Ken Pearson (organ), Brad Campbell (bass), Clark Pierson (drums)
– Additional musicians: Bobby Womack (acoustic guitar on “Trust Me”), Bobbye Hall (congas, percussion), Sandra Crouch (tambourine), chorus on “Mercedes Benz” (John Cooke, Pearl, Phil Badella, Vince Mitchell)

Source: Wikipedia

The different versions published for this album :