| Janis Joplin:|
The Essential Janis Joplin
Album cover of The Essential Janis Joplin compilation
|Released||January 14, 2003|
|Producer||Lou Adler, Bob Irwin, Gabriel Mekler, Paul Rothchild, Bob Shad, John Simon|
This major two CD release from Columbia (Sony) contains what's already in the title: The essential of Miss Janis Joplin beginning with her time at Big Brother & The Holding Company until her last album Pearl (1971). There are also some live tracks thrown in, most noteworthy of course the two Woodstock cuts: "To Love Somebody" (track 14, CD 1) and "Kozmic Blues" (track 15, CD1).