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Janis Ian - Working Without A Net

Live: Working Without A Net - CD Quality Digital Download (2003)

$17.95

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This album is also available to download as high quality MP3 files.

Tracks Disc 1:

  1. This Train Still Runs
  2. Fly Too High
  3. Intro "We Love You"
  4. Take Me Walking In The Rain
  5. Jesse
  6. Paris In Your Eyes
  7. Ride Me Like A Wave
  8. Love Is Blind
  9. Intro "Vote For Me"
  10. Boots Like Emmy Lou's
  11. Days Like These
  12. Society's Child
  13. Intro "My Pal Tiffany"
  14. Between The Lines
  15. Intro "How Lucky Am I"
  16. Take No Prisoners

Tracks Disc 2:

  1. Intro "Has-Been At 19"
  2. Stars
  3. Will You Dance
  4. Honor Them All
  5. Intro "Moving Back Home"
  6. At Seventeen
  7. Cosmopolitan Girl
  8. Tattoo
  9. Watercolors
  10. Breaking Silence
  11. Berlin
  12. Silly Habits
  13. In The Winter
  14. Intro "Kumbaya"
  15. These Boots Were Made For Walking

The Basics: Produced by Janis Ian & John Leonardini; compiled from live performances 1990-2003 in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Holland. Includes performances with band as well as solos.

Inside Scoop: Janis started recording her performances back in the eighties; by 2003 she had amassed a huge selection of recordings. When the opportunity arose to release a live album, Janis enlisted co-producer John Leonardini and friend Jeff Evans to review and digitally transfer over 400 hours of concert recordings in a variety of formats, looking for the best of the best. Those selections were filtered down to the 26 songs on this album. Offered as a "Live to 2 track" recording, the production team eschewed studio tricks and instead delivered to the listener the exact experience of the performance.

Highlights: "This Train Still Runs" kicks off the set from Janis' Royal Festival Hall concert; just prior to her entrance, a fan yells out "We love you, Janis!!" setting the stage for the evening's entertainment. "Silly Habits" is transformed from the smoky blues originally recorded on Janis Ian II into a raucous swing melody, complete with incredible piano break by Janis. Due to a hand injury, she no longer performs on the piano, so this recording provides the listener with a glimpse of her prodigious talent on the keys. "Fly Too High", her first #1 in Europe, UK, Australia, is a "terse statement on what it meant to be a gay male in the age of AIDs". With no editing or equalization, this double-CD set spanning 13 years is remarkably consistent.


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