Janis Ian | Unreleased 2: Take No Prisoners

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Unreleased 2: Take No Prisoners

by Janis Ian

Collection of unreleased tracks and new songs from this 10-time Grammy nominee (3 time winner!). Runs the gamut from blues to torch song to pure folk to guitar solo heroics.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Jazz
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1. Arms Around My Life
2:40 album only
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2. Black Crow Flying
1:28 album only
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3. Here in the City
3:11 album only
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4. Still Waiting For Love
2:54 album only
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5. Childhood Hero
4:15 album only
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6. Everything Was Beautiful
2:19 album only
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7. Solitaire
1:58 album only
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8. The Old Man's Shoes
2:20 album only
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9. As Far As Lonely Goes
3:19 album only
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10. You Don't Know My Heart
3:53 album only
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11. Georgia
2:54 album only
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12. You're Too Late
3:11 album only
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13. Marion Amidst the Roses
2:03 album only
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14. Holes
3:28 album only
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15. Nightmare Mountain
2:51 album only
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16. Don't Rush the River
3:35 album only
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17. Take No Prisoners (Live)
2:03 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Like Unreleased 1, this CD is a compilation of worktapes, demos, and live recordings made from 1972 right up to last year. The first CD in this series was so successful that we decided to do a follow-up! Each song in the Unreleased series has extensive liner notes discussing how and/or why it was written, with tidbits about the musicians & co-writers.

Inside scoop: When it came time to choose the songs, Janis did what she'd done for the first one - made a list of everything she wasn't embarrassed by, then picked her favorites. A lot of these songs are things I thought should have been cut by someone else by now, but for some reason never were. The final song, "Take No Prisoners", was originally recorded on Revenge with an amazing band that included Steve Gadd, Willie Weeks, and Matt Rollins. The first time I did a show solo, years later, I automatically put this song in as the closer. When I reached the instrumental, I suddenly discovered I was all alone on stage - no drummer to start the solo, no bass player to continue it, no lead guitarist to bring me back to the vocal part. I panicked, and just started playing the first thing that came into my head. It felt very much like falling off a cliff, wondering if you'll break every bone in your body! Since that time, I've become much more confident as a guitarist, and Philip Clark and I now look forward to the guitar solo as a chance for us to truly work as a team, with Philip handling most of the guitar effects and playing off my ideas.

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