Big Brother Holding Company Featuring Janis Joplin Live At The Carousel Ballroom 1968 on 180g 2LP
Bear's Sonic Journals Presents!
Starting in 1966, Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company became accidental architects of what would be known as the San Francisco Sound. During that important cultural watershed quaintly referred to as the Summer of Love, they provided an unruly, party-tastic link between the cool, cerebral music of the Jefferson Airplane and the psychedelic covenant of the Grateful Dead.
Live At The Carousel Ballroom 1968 is a previously unavailable live concert recording of Big Brother and the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin, recorded by legendary soundman Owsley Stanley aka “Bear,” who supervised the mastering of this release before his fatal car accident on March 12, 2011. The release of the album marks the one-year anniversary of his passing and is dedicated to Bear.
This is Bear’s unique vision – how he heard the band live, and how he wanted to transmit it. From the very specific (non) stereo mix, to the cover artwork he commissioned from Stanley Mouse, to the liner notes written by those who knew Bear best, this truly is Bear’s presentation of this phenomenal band and inspirational music.
"I believe this album will be hailed as the definitive Big Brother live album of all time. If perhaps on some other night they gave a better and more energetic performance, I don’t know - I wasn’t lucky enough to be present at it. I was at this one, and I thought at the time it was exceptional. The important thing is, these tapes survived. This is Janis at her absolute peak, and the band was rarely so “on” as they were at these shows. They were kicking ass and having a hell of a good time." - Bear
• 180g 2LP-set
• Never before released concert performance
• From the personal vault of famed soundman Owsley “Bear” Stanley
• Includes powerful versions of “Summertime,” “Piece Of My Heart,” “Combination Of The Two” and 11 more!
• Includes extensive liner notes by Bear, family and friends, and rock journalist Jaan Uhelszki
Big Brother Holding Company Featuring Janis Joplin Live At The Carousel Ballroom 1968 Track Listing:
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)