To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Janis Joplin’s posthumous album, The Pearl Sessions, Columbia/Legacy is releasing two more albums to add to the psychedelic blues singer’s catalog. The rereleased version of Pearl is a two-disc set that contains the original master mono mixes of Joplin’s biggest singles as well as previously unreleased versions of those hits. Produced by Paul Rothchild, the double LP will be available April 17.
Additionally, Columbia/Legacy will also release, Big Brother and the Holding Company Featuring Janis Joplin-Live at the Carousel Ballroom 1968 in honor of Joplin and Owsley (“Bear”) Stanley. The legendary soundman supervised the mastering of the album before his fatal accident last year. Released on March 13 (and available March 27 as a special two 12” vinyl collector’s edition), the live show’s recording marks the one-year anniversary of his passing.
Lastly, a limited edition 10” sampler entitled Highlights from The Pearl Sessions will drop this Record Store Day.