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Janis Ian Live: Working Without A Net

by Janis Ian

"Before there was Jewel, there was Janis Ian" - Rolling Stone Magazine. The best of ten year's worth of live shows, recorded all over the world, straight onto two-track with no remixing and no fixes. "The real thing".
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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1. This Train Still Runs
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2. Fly Too High
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4:49 album only
3. Take Me Walking In the Rain
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0:12 album only
4. Jesse
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5:50 album only
5. Paris In Your Eyes
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5:15 album only
6. Ride Me Like A Wave
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4:08 album only
7. Love Is Blind
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5:13 album only
8. Boots Like Emmy Lou's
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3:29 album only
9. Days Like These
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0:21 album only
10. Society's Child
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4:16 album only
11. Between the Lines
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3:41 album only
12. Take No Prisoners
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3:56 album only
13. Stars
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14. Will You Dance?
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15. Honor Them All
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1:51 album only
16. At Seventeen
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17. Cosmopolitan Girl
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0:39 album only
18. Tattoo
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8:43 album only
19. Watercolors
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2:58 album only
20. Breaking Silence
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21. Berlin
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22. Silly Habits
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23. In the Winter
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24. These Boots Were Made For Walking
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Working Without a Net" is a double CD!! Janis Ian had her first hit with the self-penned Society's Child, a song about an interracial teenage romance, at the age of 14. The song was immensely controversial, with radio stations being burned down and people being fired for playing it. Three years of constant touring and recording followed, after which she left the music business to concentrate on writing. She returned with the album "Between the Lines", winner of two Grammy awards and featuring At Seventeen. Over the next decade, she had multi-platinum records throughout Europe, Australia, North America, and Japan, where she was #1 on the charts for six months. Ian currently resides in Nashville with her domestic partner of 15 years, writing songs for other artists (Bette Midler, John Mellencamp, Joan Baez among others) and making her own albums. Ian has been a firm supporter of online downloading for years, and considers the Internet "the last free space". You can read more about Janis Ian on her website, www.janisian.com, which currently features "The Making of a CD", a real time audio and textual walk-through of the making of this album. "MOCD" includes drafts of song lyrics from beginning to finish, and audio of songs from their first "worktape" incarnation through the final mix.


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David Kelley-Wood

Almost as good as being there
I'd love to be able to get to one of Janis Ian's concerts, but this is a pretty nice substitute. Great music with interesting comments from the artist.

Debi Dixon

If you love live music, you'll love this!
Amazing - all recorded live to tape, no overdubs, no mixing, just Janis (with band @ half the time). Even if you don't know her music, this album is worth getting just so you can hear how live music should really sound - in tune, energetic, great lyrics and players!!

Cliff Dawe

Great Live Album
Great live album, nice change up for me I usually listen to Country, but my curiosity brought me here, I'm glad it did I enjoyed the album, you will to!