Janis Joplin’s Greatest Hits Gets Vinyl Reissue

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The cover of the original 1973 release

Among the titles that Legacy Recordings announced today (Oct. 17) for this year’s Record Store Day Black Friday (Nov. 24) event is a special vinyl reissue of 1973’s Janis Joplin’s Greatest Hits. Though the album will also be available to traditional music retailers one week later (Dec. 1), the RSD limited edition will be on “green smoke” colored vinyl in the U.S. and pink and blue splatter clear vinyl for European countries.

The announcement indicates that the vinyl version of the hits collection is being released for the first time in 27 years. The U.S. version is limited to 3500 copies. The album’s 12 songs include Joplin recordings made with Big Brother & the Holding Company, the Kozmic Blues Band, the Full Tilt Boogie Band and solo work.

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Record Store Day had its 10th anniversary last April. The annual event celebrates the unique cultures that surround thousands of independently owned, brick-and-mortar record stores in the U.S. and abroad. The organization has been throwing a second, slightly smaller version of the event for Black Friday, redirecting holiday shoppers’ focus back to local businesses.

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Janis Joplin’s Greatest Hits Track Listing

Piece of My Heart (Big Brother & the Holding Company)
Summertime (Big Brother & the Holding Company)
Try (Just a Little Harder) (Kozmic Blues Band)
Cry Baby (Full Tilt Boogie Band)
Me and Bobby McGee (Full Tilt Boogie Band)
Down on Me (Live) (Big Brother & the Holding Company)
Get it While You Can (Full Tilt Boogie Band)
Bye, Bye Baby (Big Brother & the Holding Company)
Move Over (Full Tilt Boogie Band)
Ball and Chain (Live) (Full Tilt Boogie Band)
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Pre-order the traditional black vinyl version here.


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