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- Ready For The War
- Take No Prisoners
- No One Else Like You
- When The Silence Falls
- Take Me Walking In The Rain
- Stolen Fire
- The Mission
- When Angels Cry
The basics: Produced by John Jennings & Janis Ian; recorded 1994 at Sound Emporium, Nashville; released 1995 (Beacon). "Ruby" was used in the film Street Girls; "When Angels Cry" was featured on General Hospital for 6 episodes, culminating in appearance by Janis singing it at the end of the season.
Inside scoop: Janis and John Jennings hired her dream band for this album, "and it shows". Unfortunately, immediately after release the record company that first put it out (Beacon) underwent massive financial and personnel reorganization, and it died a quick death. Still, "this is probably the happiest, most commercial album I've ever done", says Janis. "Berlin" was written with Linda Perry of '4 non blondes' fame during an afternoon at Janis' house; "Take Me Walking In the Rain" began on vacation in Provincetown, MA, when Janis took a walk on the beach one rainy afternoon. And "Tenderness" was born when she and Buddy Mondlock were having lunch and discussing a breakup; Buddy said "You know, I don't need much - just a little tenderness, that's all!" and Janis began singing the chorus to him. Says Janis: "Steve Gadd on drums, Willie Weeks on bass and my most popular live tune 'Take No Prisoners' are all on this record."