Worktapes & Demos Vol. 1 - CD Quality Digital Download (2023)
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- The Man You Are in Me
- Page Nine
- Without You
- I Love You Best
- The Come On
- From Me to You
- One-Armed Johnny
- Lover’s Lullaby
- In the Winter
- Belle of the Blues
- Boy, I Really Tied One On
Don’t Cry, Old Man
From Janis: Once I lost the ability to perform as a vocalist, Jeff and I began talking about long-delayed projects we still wanted to do. Realizing that my archives contain hundreds of work tapes, live shows, demos, rough mixes and the like, we began putting together a series of potential "albums" that would feature the original versions of songs that later made it to albums. We also wanted to include some songs that were originally slated for those albums but never made it. A "worktape" is just that - a tape of a recent work, sometimes recorded for copyright purposes, sometimes so I could listen back and find out what was bothering me (that extra section in "Lover's Lullabye" for instance), sometimes for the arranger and producer to hear. All of these are from the very first time I sang them into a microphone. Minimal "fixing" was done in order to preserve the integrity of the originals. Enjoy!
* These recordings were culled from “best available”, which included DATs, minidiscs, old cassettes, reel-to-reel, and other formats. Our goal was to present them as close to the original sound as possible; you may hear small glitches in some, including one drop-out. Any further attempts to manipulate the audio and remove more hiss, or clean up external sounds, resulted in a loss of fidelity Janis was not willing to entertain. Thank you for understanding!
Produced by Jeff Evans and Janis Ian
Pianos: Janis Ian
Guitars: Janis Ian, Sal Di Troia, Jeff Layton
Drums, percussion: Barry Lazarowitz
Upright bass: Richard Davis
Electric bass: Stu Woods, Steve “Fontz” Gelfand
Second vocalist: Claire Bay
All songs by Janis Ian
The Man You Are In Me, Jesse, Thankyous, and Without You c. Taosongs Two. All rights reserved; used by permission.
All others © Mine Music Ltd. administered by Sony Publishing. All rights reserved; used by permission.
Master ℗ Rude Girl Records, Inc. All rights reserved; used by permission.
Much thanks to Esther Friedman, Eriko Nitta, and Kathleen Brogan for their assistance with this project.