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Janis Ian - Stars (1974) + Aftertones (1976) 2 CDs, Remastered Reissue 2010

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Janis Ian - Stars (1974) + Aftertones (1976) 2 CDs, Remastered Reissue 2010

Janis Ian - Stars (1974) + Aftertones (1976) 2 CDs, Remastered Reissue 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 414 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Edsel | # EDSD 2044 | Time: 01:18:10

Digitally remastered two CD set containing a pair of original albums from the Folk/Rock singer/songwriter: Stars (1974) and Aftertones (1976). The two albums that bookended her hugely successful Between the Lines album, each of these releases are complimented by a bonus live track on each disc. While Stars was a critically successful release, Aftertones consolidated the worldwide success of Between the Lines, particularly in the UK and Japan.

Stars (1974):

After a three-year (1971-1974) hiatus, singer/songwriter Janis Ian (guitar/vocals) reinvented her craft on the groundbreaking Stars (1974) long-player. Her penchant for hauntingly beautiful melodies and incisive lyrics remains at the center of Ian's craft as she weaves an array of uniquely expressive observations with timeless poignancy. She has publicly acknowledged that the introspective title track that opens the album was inspired by Don McLean's "Vincent." Ian's reflections are almost naked in their intimacy as she looks within the psyche of celebrity and draws comparisons between the respective astral and physical bodies that "Stars" inhabit, albeit briefly in either case. The song's sparse acoustic guitar self-accompaniment is somewhat an anomaly as the remainder of the album incorporates various backing combos. The cosy and laid-back "Page Nine" demonstrates a jazzier side to Ian's arrangements and features some inviting contributions from percussion legend and studio heavyweight George Devens (vibraphone), who had been performing in Ian's studio coterie since her second release, For All the Seasons of Your Mind (1967). "The Man You Are in Me" is instrumentally highlighted by Richard Davis (bass), who impels the rhythm and provides Ian with a sonic backdrop beguiling the listener into its practically hypnotic melody. There is also a fair share of folk-infused material, ranging from the easygoing and heartfelt peon "Thankyous" to the decidedly more political and strident "Dance with Me" – which deals fairly directly with the Vietnam experience. Perhaps the best-known cut on Stars also obliquely references the war and is considered the disc's crown jewel. "Jessie" is a riveting love song that is as beautiful as it is soul-wrenchingly poignant. The delicate understated score only adds to the composition's empathy. "Applause" fittingly concludes the effort in a Broadway-esque fashion with a grandiose production reminiscent of something out of Cabaret or A Chorus Line. The understated and comparatively reticent middle section is dramatically bookended with an otherwise embellished and knowingly campy arrangement. Stars set the stage for Ian to further develop her mature and meditative themes utilizing a wide variety of musical styles – a hallmark that separated her from her weepy and otherwise introspective peers.

Review by Lindsay Planer, Allmusic.com

Aftertones (1976):

On Aftertones, Janis Ian (guitar/piano/vocals) continued the artistic, and to a lesser extent, the commercial success she garnered on her previous effort Between The Lines (1975). Once again, she assembled some of the finest session musicians from the Big Apple to animate her intimately sensitive sonic portraits and caricatures. Although Ian would not surpass the universality of "At Seventeen," much of this disc continues the theme and moods expressed as far back as Stars (1974). Ian's advanced folk sensibilities are emotional progressions away from the weepy and introspective nature heard from her mid-'70s singer/songwriter contemporaries. Part of Ian's enticement is the marriage between achingly beautiful melodies and thoroughly personalized lyrics. The album commences with the title track setting the tenor and sonic ambiance. The acoustic guitar and compact string section lend to "Aftertones" slightly baroque feel, which adds to the song's palpable isolation ("'Til all that's left to see are aftertones/I take them home/ We live alone"). The beautifully bitter "Love Is Blind," and the harrowing "Don't Cry, Old Man" are piercing in their honesty. They contrast the lighter fare of "I Would Like to Dance," as well as the tongue-in-cheek "Boy, I Really Tied One On," or the overtly kinky blues "This Must Be Wrong." "Goodbye to Morning" is a dark jazzy ode that stands out as one of the best sides on the album, featuring some distinct interaction between Richard Davis (acoustic bass) and Ian's own rambling, unplugged fretwork. Folk and gospel legends Odetta (vocals) and Phoebe Snow (vocals) join in on Aftertones magnum opus, "Hymn." The trio soulfully swaddle their subtle harmonies into a unified lead as they languidly allow their own vocal aftertones resonate with unencumbered majesty.

Review by Lindsay Planer, Allmusic.com

Janis Ian - Stars (1974) + Aftertones (1976) 2 CDs, Remastered Reissue 2010




Tracklist:

CD1 - Stars (1974):

01. Stars (07:12)
02. The Man You Are In Me (02:58)
03. Sweet Sympathy (02:43)
04. Page Nine (03:07)
05. Thankyous (02:40)
06. Dance With Me (03:18)
07. Without You (02:04)
08. Jesse (04:07)
09. You've Got Me On A String (03:20)
10. Applause (04:06)
11. Jesse (Live) (05:16)

CD2 - Aftertones (1976):

01. Aftertones (03:14)
02. I Would Like To Dance (03:41)
03. Love Is Blind (02:16)
04. Roses (03:10)
05. Belle Of The Blues (04:32)
06. Goodbye To Morning (03:08)
07. Boy, I Really Tied One On (02:43)
08. This Must Be Wrong (02:42)
09. Don't Cry, Old Man (03:58)
10. Hymn (04:13)
11. Love Is Blind (Live) (03:30)


Exact Audio Copy V1.1 from 23. June 2015

Отчёт EAC об извлечении, выполненном 27. декабря 2015, 1:26

Janis Ian / Stars

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Использование точного потока : Да
Отключение кэша аудио : Да
Использование указателей C2 : Нет

Коррекция смещения при чтении : 103
Способность читать области Lead-in и Lead-out : Нет
Заполнение пропущенных сэмплов тишиной : Да
Удаление блоков с тишиной в начале и конце : Нет
При вычислениях CRC использовались нулевые сэмплы : Да
Интерфейс : Встроенный Win32-интерфейс для Win NT/2000

Выходной формат : Пользовательский кодировщик
Выбранный битрейт : 128 kBit/s
Качество : Высокий
Добавление ID3-тега : Нет
Утилита сжатия : C:\Program Files (x86)\Exact Audio Copy\Flac\flac.exe
Дополнительные параметры : -V -8 -T "Date=%year%" -T "Genre=%genre%" %source%


TOC извлечённого CD

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Характеристики диапазона извлечения и сообщения об ошибках

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CRC теста 49117180
CRC копии 49117180
Копирование… OK

Ошибок не произошло


AccurateRip: сводка

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Конец отчёта

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foobar2000 1.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2015-12-29 17:33:48

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Analyzed: Janis Ian / Stars
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
DR12 -2.23 dB -18.59 dB 7:13 01-Stars
DR11 -0.49 dB -14.47 dB 2:59 02-The Man You Are In Me
DR11 -0.11 dB -14.35 dB 2:43 03-Sweet Sympathy
DR14 -0.65 dB -17.06 dB 3:08 04-Page Nine
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DR10 -3.70 dB -17.78 dB 4:08 08-Jesse
DR10 -0.99 dB -16.18 dB 3:20 09-You've Got Me On A String
DR12 -2.77 dB -19.16 dB 4:06 10-Applause
DR14 -2.35 dB -22.82 dB 5:17 11-Jesse (Live)
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 710 kbps
Codec: FLAC
================================================================================


Exact Audio Copy V1.1 from 23. June 2015

Отчёт EAC об извлечении, выполненном 27. декабря 2015, 2:15

Janis Ian / Aftertones

Дисковод: HL-DT-STDVDRAM GT32N Adapter: 1 ID: 0

Режим чтения : Достоверность
Использование точного потока : Да
Отключение кэша аудио : Да
Использование указателей C2 : Нет

Коррекция смещения при чтении : 103
Способность читать области Lead-in и Lead-out : Нет
Заполнение пропущенных сэмплов тишиной : Да
Удаление блоков с тишиной в начале и конце : Нет
При вычислениях CRC использовались нулевые сэмплы : Да
Интерфейс : Встроенный Win32-интерфейс для Win NT/2000

Выходной формат : Пользовательский кодировщик
Выбранный битрейт : 128 kBit/s
Качество : Высокий
Добавление ID3-тега : Нет
Утилита сжатия : C:\Program Files (x86)\Exact Audio Copy\Flac\flac.exe
Дополнительные параметры : -V -8 -T "Date=%year%" -T "Genre=%genre%" %source%


TOC извлечённого CD

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1 | 0:00.00 | 3:14.57 | 0 | 14606
2 | 3:14.57 | 3:41.44 | 14607 | 31225
3 | 6:56.26 | 2:16.46 | 31226 | 41471
4 | 9:12.72 | 3:10.08 | 41472 | 55729
5 | 12:23.05 | 4:32.50 | 55730 | 76179
6 | 16:55.55 | 3:08.55 | 76180 | 90334
7 | 20:04.35 | 2:43.23 | 90335 | 102582
8 | 22:47.58 | 2:42.08 | 102583 | 114740
9 | 25:29.66 | 3:58.13 | 114741 | 132603
10 | 29:28.04 | 4:13.07 | 132604 | 151585
11 | 33:41.11 | 3:30.63 | 151586 | 167398


Характеристики диапазона извлечения и сообщения об ошибках

Выбранный диапазон

Имя файла C:\Users\Elvis\Documents\Janis Ian - Aftertones\Janis Ian - Aftertones.wav

Пиковый уровень 98.7 %
Скорость извлечения 1.9 X
Качество диапазона 100.0 %
CRC теста 43DB558E
CRC копии 43DB558E
Копирование… OK

Ошибок не произошло


AccurateRip: сводка

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Конец отчёта

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foobar2000 1.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2015-12-29 17:33:58

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Analyzed: Janis Ian / Aftertones
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
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DR12 -1.39 dB -16.00 dB 3:42 02-I Would Like To Dance
DR11 -0.84 dB -15.39 dB 2:17 03-Love Is Blind
DR13 -2.08 dB -17.52 dB 3:10 04-Roses
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DR12 -1.81 dB -16.72 dB 2:42 08-This Must Be Wrong
DR11 -2.97 dB -17.85 dB 3:58 09-Don't Cry, Old Man
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––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 690 kbps
Codec: FLAC
================================================================================

Janis Ian - Stars (1974) + Aftertones (1976) 2 CDs, Remastered Reissue 2010

Janis Ian - Stars (1974) + Aftertones (1976) 2 CDs, Remastered Reissue 2010