Editors’ Notes Teaming with Doors producer Paul Rothchild, Janis Joplin created a poignant, masterful blend of rock ’n’ roll, soul, blues, and gospel. The sonic thrills hit visceral heights here—from the lilting gospel-blues of “My Baby” and the anti-materialist “Mercedes Benz” to the mournful “A Woman Left Lonely” and Kris Kristofferson’s all-time classic “Me and Bobby McGee.” Joplin, who died before Pearl’s 1971 release, infuses each song, each verse, with the profundity and power of her heroes Bessie Smith and Etta James.

SONG
Move Over
1
3:43
 
Cry Baby
2
3:58
 
A Woman Left Lonely
3
3:29
 
Half Moon
4
3:53
 
Buried Alive In the Blues
5
2:27
 
My Baby
6
3:45
 
Me and Bobby McGee
7
4:31
 
Mercedes Benz
8
1:47
 
Trust Me
9
3:17
 
Get It While You Can
10
3:23
 
Happy Birthday, John (Happy Trails)
11
1:09
 
Me and Bobby McGee (Demo Version)
12
4:46
 
Move Over (Alternate Version)
13
4:25
 
Cry Baby (Alternate Version)
14
4:57
 
My Baby (Alternate Version)
15
3:59
 
Pearl (Instrumental)
16
4:27
 
Tell Mama (Live)
1
6:47
 
Half Moon (Live)
2
4:38
 
Move Over (Live)
3
4:41
 
Maybe (Live)
4
3:56
 
Summertime (Live)
5
4:39
 
Little Girl Blue (Live)
6
5:10
 
That's Rock 'n Roll (Live)
7
5:03
 
Try (Just a Little Bit Harder) [Live]
8
9:11
 
Kozmic Blues (Live)
9
5:29
 
Piece of My Heart (Live)
10
5:21
 
Cry Baby (Live)
11
6:31
 
Get It While You Can (Live)
12
7:20
 
Ball and Chain (Live)
13
8:15
 

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