Big Brother & The Holding Company feat. Janis Joplin (1967/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192 kHz]

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Big Brother & The Holding Company feat. Janis Joplin (1967/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192 kHz]

Big Brother & The Holding Company feat. Janis Joplin (1967/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 27:53 minutes | 1,04 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Blues/psychedelic rock group Big Brother & The Holding Company's debut album & Janis Joplin's studio debut. The record produced hit song "Down on Me".

The debut, self-titled album from Big Brother & the Holding Company is an evolving paradigm, ten tracks initially issued on Mainstream Records, a label that would have success in 1968 with "Journey to the Center of the Mind" by Ted Nugent's Amboy Dukes. Unfortunately for Janis Joplin and Big Brother & the Holding Company, the respectable performances and all of the material on this disc are undercut by a weak production that sounds rushed. Recorded on December 12, 13, and 14 of 1966, it's quite telling that perhaps the best two songs from the sessions, Peter Albin's tribal-sounding "Coo Coo," and Janis Joplin's fiery "The Last Time," were only available on a 45 rpm and played as treats on FM radio "rare tape" nights. Those two songs have an intensity and drama missing from laid-back album cuts like "Easy Rider" and "Intruder." Big Brother's strength sans Janis was their ability to experiment and rely heavily on ideas to make up for their lack of musical prowess. Sad to say, there is little of that experimentation here. Even a potential science fiction Peter Albin composition, "Light Is Faster Than Sound," comes off like an audition tape instead of the hit it could have been had it the cosmic explosion of a "Journey to the Center of the Mind." The album does contain interesting studies of future classics, like Moondog's "All Is Loneliness" (the street poet eventually signing with Columbia himself), and Joplin's creative arrangement of "Down on Me," making it more of an entertaining textbook than a deep musical experience. It was the lack of product from superstar Janis Joplin which kept putting an emphasis on this release with little else available to satisfy rabid fans who couldn't get enough Janis. Columbia picked up the album and re-issued it in its original form, then reissued it again with "The Last Time" and "Coo Coo" added.


01 - Bye, Bye Baby
02 - Easy Rider
03 - Intruder
04 - Light Is Faster Than Sound
05 - Call On Me
06 - Coo Coo
07 - Women Is Losers
08 - Blindman
09 - Down On Me
10 - Caterpillar
11 - All Is Loneliness
12 - The Last Time

Analyzed: Big Brother & The Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin / Big Brother & The Holding Company

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR11 -0.60 dB -14.15 dB 2:39 01-Bye, Bye Baby
DR12 -0.85 dB -15.80 dB 2:26 02-Easy Rider
DR10 -0.84 dB -14.34 dB 2:30 03-Intruder
DR11 -1.03 dB -16.50 dB 2:33 04-Light Is Faster Than Sound
DR10 -1.16 dB -15.21 dB 2:36 05-Call On Me
DR10 -1.51 dB -14.80 dB 1:58 06-Coo Coo
DR10 -0.35 dB -14.20 dB 2:06 07-Women Is Losers
DR10 -1.65 dB -13.92 dB 2:05 08-Blindman
DR11 -1.03 dB -15.64 dB 2:07 09-Down On Me
DR11 -1.36 dB -14.80 dB 2:19 10-Caterpillar
DR10 -1.53 dB -15.22 dB 2:20 11-All Is Loneliness
DR11 -0.95 dB -14.84 dB 2:14 12-The Last Time

Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5185 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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