Sony Commercial Music Group/Legacy Recordings announced the releases of Live at the Carousel Ballroom 1968, a previously unreleased live concert recording of Big Brother and the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin, and The Pearl Sessions, a newly-curated definitive two-disc edition of Joplin's final studio album. Live at the Carousel Ballroom 1968 is out now (available March 12th), and The Pearl Sessions will be out April 16th.
If you were wondering what the extras will be on the 2-disc The Pearl Sessions, they newly discovered studio outtakes as well as some live recordings.
Below are the track listings:
BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY FEATURING JANIS JOPLIN - LIVE AT THE CAROUSEL BALLROOM 1968
1. Combination Of The Two
2. I Need A Man To Love
3. Flower In The Sun
4. Light Is Faster Than Sound
6. Catch Me Daddy
7. It’s A Deal
8. Call On Me
9. Jam – I’m Mad
10. Piece Of My Heart
11. Coo Coo
12. Ball & Chain
13. Down On Me
14. Call On Me (Saturday Show—June 22, 1968)
JANIS JOPLIN – THE PEARL SESSIONS
DISC ONE: The Pearl Album - produced by Paul Rothchild
1. Move Over
2. Cry Baby
3. A Woman Left Lonely
4. Half Moon
5. Buried Alive In The Blues
6. My Baby
7. Me and Bobby McGee
8. Mercedes Benz
9. Trust Me
10. Get It While You Can
Bonus Tracks - the Mono Single Masters - produced by Paul Rothchild
11. Me and Bobby McGee
12. Half Moon
13. Cry Baby
14. Get It While You Can
15. Move Over
16. A Woman Left Lonely
JANIS JOPLIN – THE PEARL SESSIONS
DISC TWO: The Pearl Sessions & more...
1. Overheard in the Studio...
2. Get It While You Can (take 3) - previously unissued
3. Overheard in the Studio...
4. Get It While You Can (take 5) - previously unissued
5. Overheard in the Studio...
6. Move Over (take 6) - previously unissued
7. Move Over (take 13) - previously unissued
8. Move Over (take 17) - previously unissued
9. Me and Bobby McGee (demo version)
10. Me and Bobby McGee (take 5 - alternate) - previously unissued
11. Cry Baby (alternate version)
12. A Woman Left Lonely (alternate vocal)
13. Overheard in the Studio...
14. My Baby (alternate take) - previously unissued
15. Overheard in the Studio...
16. Get It While You Can (take 3) - previously unissued
17. My Baby (alternate take)
18. Pearl (instrumental) - Full Tilt Boogie Band
19. Tell Mama (Live) - June 28, 1970 - Toronto
O'Brother was recently in the news because they are recently iTunes' "Artist to Watch". They're offering their debut album, Garden Window, for only $6.99.
O'Brother also announced that they will be the "very special guest"/support band for Thrice's upcoming "Farewell Tour." They are all very excited about this opportunity, with drummer Michael Martens quoted as saying: "It's a huge honor to be a part of this tour. Thrice has come to mean so much to all of us on so many different levels. It's going to be an amazing 6 weeks."
April 12th @ The End, Nashville, TN*
April 13th @ Exit In, Nashville, TN*
April 14th @ Spanish Moon, Baton Rouge, LA*
May 4th @ House of Blues, San Diego, CA
May 5th @ Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
May 6th @ The Marquee, Tempe, AZ
May 8th @ Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
May 9th @ The Door, Dallas, TX
May 10th @ Emo’s East, Austin, TX
May 11th @Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
May 12th @ Tipitina’s, New Orleans, LA
May 13th @ The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
May 15th @ Revolution, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 16th @House of Blues, Lake Buena Vista, FL
May 18th @ Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
May 19th @ The Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
May 20th @ The NorVa, Norfolk, VA
May 22nd @ Chameleon, Lancaster, PA
May 23rd @ The Howard Theatre, Washington, DC
May 24th @ Best Buy Theater, New York, NY
May 25th @ Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
May 26th @ Royale Night Club, Boston, MA
May 27th @ Webster Theatre, Hartford, CT
May 29th @ Metropolis, Montreal, QC
May 30th @ Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ONT
June 1st @ St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI
June 2nd @ Metro, Chicago, IL
June 3rd @ The Rave, Milwaukee, WI
June 5th @ Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE
June 6th @ The Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO
June 7th @ In The Venue, Salt Lake City, UT
June 9th @ The Showbox at The Market, Seattle, WA
June 10th @ Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
June 12th @ The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
June 13th @ The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
June 14th @ House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
June 15th @ House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
June 16th @ Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
All dates are confirmed with Thrice, except (*) with As Cities Burn.
Scotland's Modern Faces is a new Britrock band, having toured with the likes of Kasabian, The Charlatans and Shed Seven.
Their debut double A single, "Pravda Scrolls"/"Cynical Brother", will be coming out April 9th. With influences from all the bands we love (Oasis, The Verve, The Stone Roses and Kasabian - yes we've written about all those bands), so they'll be a band on our list to watch.
THE CUBAN BROTHERS
Not a whole of information to work with here, The Cuban Brothers looks like they're currently based out of the UK. Their new single, "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off" (which is a free download from soundcloud).
I briefly mentioned their name on last Christmas article.