Janis Joplin's 60th Birthday Celebrated With Release of Sony's 2-CD Essential


NEW YORK, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Had she lived, Janis Joplin would have turned 60 on January 19th. Instead, the world-renowned rock and blues vocalist from Texas died in 1970, and left behind a catalog that continues to resonate with each new generation. In celebration of her birthday, Columbia/Legacy released The Essential Janis Joplin on Tuesday, January 14th. This 30-song, 2-CD collection features digitally-remastered signature tracks from all four of her original albums, as well as rarities recorded live at the Monterey Pop Festival (1967), at the Winterland Gardens in San Francisco (1968), for "The Ed Sullivan Show" (1969), and on the Canadian Express tour (1970). In addition, two previously unreleased live recordings ("To Love Somebody" and "Kozmic Blues") from 1969's legendary Woodstock concert are included.

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