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Live On The Test 1976
Remember

1977

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Tracks include:
Hymn
When the Party's Over
From Me To You
Jesse
Watercolors
New York In the Springtime
In the Winter
Applause
Party Lights
I Want to Make You Love Me
Hotels & One Night Stands
Love Is Blind
Miracle Row
Maria
Let Me Be Lonely
Boy I Really Tied One On
Slow Dance Romance
Take to the Sky
At Seventeen
Will You Dance?
I Would Like to Dance
Bright Lights & Promises
His Hands

The basics: This stellar two-CD set was recorded with Janis and her band at Osaka Festival Hall, Japan, and the Sydney Opera House, Australia during her 1977 tours there. Live to 24-track, with no editing other than starts and endings, it shows mid-careerJanis at her best. A nice companion to Working Without a Net as well!

The inside scoop: The master recordings and artwork for this went missing shortly after the album was released. Despite Sony's best efforts during the intervening years, neither could be found. Fans wanting to hear the only complete concert Janis recorded during that period had to make do with old vinyl copies. Just one year ago, out of the blue, Janis was sent the safety copies - first generation, flat-to-tape masters! Still, she didn't hold much hope that they'd been properly stored - so imagine her surprise when she previewed them and discovered they sounded just like the day they were made. She decided then and there to re-create the original version as closely as possible, with an eye to releasing it in 2011 for the annual "Christmas in August" website sale.

The audio was great. The missing artwork was another story. Working closely with Janis and her team, Sony Records Japan made scans from the best copies they could find of the original vinyl packaging. On this end, Kathleen Brogan sent us her best Australian album covers, and Dan Schuman (who did the artwork for Live From Grand Center) agreed to try and put together a coherent version from all the bits and pieces we were able to give him. With Kathleen also acting as copy-editor, and Janis over-seeing the entire project, Remember began to take shape.

As usual, the sonic aspects were over-seen by Eric Conn and Don Cobb of Independent Mastering, and the final product was then handed over to Oasis CD for manufacturing.

Says Janis : "I can't put into words how thrilled I am to see and hear this project again. I really thought it was lost forever. The package is a beautiful rendition of the original Japanese version, with additional tracks from the Australian release. I love the triptych packaging, with the complete booklet in the center. All in all, a 'new' CD I can distribute with pride!"

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Tour Dates

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All tour dates updated on January 23, 2020

  • Wednesday February 26th

    Memorial Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

    Memorial Hall

    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

    Phone: (513) 977-8838

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    An evening with Janis, some new songs, some old songs, some funny stories and some heart-wrenching moments! Expect a shout out to the science fiction community of Cincinnati, and of course, Janis plans to stay after the show to greet people and sign whatever they may buy or bring!!

  • Friday February 28

    E. J. Thomas Hall, Akron, Ohio

    E. J. Thomas Hall

    Akron, Ohio

    Phone: 330-972-7570

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  • Sunday, March 1

    Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington, IN

    Buskirk-Chumley Theater

    Bloomington, IN

    Phone: 812.323.3020

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    With Livingston Taylor.
    Tickets available via OvationTix

  • Monday, March 2nd

    Monroe County Public Library, Bloomington, IN

    Monroe County Public Library

    Bloomington, IN

    Phone: 812-323-3020

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    7:00PM

     

    * This class is free but because of limited space, you must get tickets! Janis Ian has given master classes in both conventional and unconventional settings; as an adult, she's studied with such luminaries as Stella Adler (a close friend), Chao Shao Lin of the Peking Opera Company, Dora Krannig of the Royal Ballet, and Bart the Garage Mechanic from down the street. Illustrated with live performances, you'll hear her take on the history of music (“from the caveman to syphilis and its effect on the arts”), personal anecdotes based on Ian’s five decades of experience as a writer, performer, and business person. There will also be a free-wheeling Q&A, no holds barred.

    This class is for anyone interested in the arts, musical or otherwise. In fact, it's for anyone interested in humans. As Janis says, "What have I got to lose at this point in my life?" There will also be an extended Q&A period at the end.

    The Stone Age Institute, through a gr

  • Monday June 29 to Friday July 3

    Swannanoa Gathering, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA

    Swannanoa Gathering, Warren Wilson College

    Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA

    Phone: N/A

    Visit the venue's website

    For the first time, Janis will be giving her 5-day series "A Master Class In Artistry" during each of the Swannanoa Gathering weeks. Time of her classes is TBA; please check the  website for more information. The 5 day class covers everything from the origins of artists to physicalization, songwriting for profit and not so much, performance, the need to be brave, how to survive as an artist in the modern world, and why bother. Points are illustrated with songs and playing as she takes us on a journey that begins with the first caveman to tell a story and continues through the myth of the artist as "crazy", the need for silence, and why she believes "art saves". Drawing on her 55 years of experience in the entertainment industry and her ten years with Stella Adler, presented with humor and grace, brutally honest, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for her students. 

  • Monday July 6 to Friday July 10

    Swannanoa Gathering, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, North Carolina,

    Swannanoa Gathering, Warren Wilson College

    Swannanoa, North Carolina,

    Phone:

    Visit the venue's website

    For the first time, Janis will be giving her 5-day series "A Master Class In Artistry" during each of the Swannanoa Gathering weeks. Time of her classes is TBA; please check the  website for more information. The 5 day class covers everything from the origins of artists to physicalization, songwriting for profit and not so much, performance, the need to be brave, how to survive as an artist in the modern world, and why bother. Points are illustrated with songs and playing as she takes us on a journey that begins with the first caveman to tell a story and continues through the myth of the artist as "crazy", the need for silence, and why she believes "art saves". Drawing on her 55 years of experience in the entertainment industry and her ten years with Stella Adler, presented with humor and grace, brutally honest, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for her students. 

  • Monday July 13 to Friday July 17

    Swannanoa Gathering, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA

    Swannanoa Gathering, Warren Wilson College

    Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA

    Phone:

    Visit the venue's website

    For the first time, Janis will be giving her 5-day series "A Master Class In Artistry" during each of the Swannanoa Gathering weeks. Time of her classes is TBA; please check the  website for more information. The 5 day class covers everything from the origins of artists to physicalization, songwriting for profit and not so much, performance, the need to be brave, how to survive as an artist in the modern world, and why bother. Points are illustrated with songs and playing as she takes us on a journey that begins with the first caveman to tell a story and continues through the myth of the artist as "crazy", the need for silence, and why she believes "art saves". Drawing on her 55 years of experience in the entertainment industry and her ten years with Stella Adler, presented with humor and grace, brutally honest, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for her students. 

  • Monday July 20 to Friday July 24

    Swannanoa Gathering, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA

    Swannanoa Gathering, Warren Wilson College

    Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA

    Phone:

    Visit the venue's website

    For the first time, Janis will be giving her 5-day series "A Master Class In Artistry" during each of the Swannanoa Gathering weeks. Time of her classes is TBA; please check the  website for more information. The 5 day class covers everything from the origins of artists to physicalization, songwriting for profit and not so much, performance, the need to be brave, how to survive as an artist in the modern world, and why bother. Points are illustrated with songs and playing as she takes us on a journey that begins with the first caveman to tell a story and continues through the myth of the artist as "crazy", the need for silence, and why she believes "art saves". Drawing on her 55 years of experience in the entertainment industry and her ten years with Stella Adler, presented with humor and grace, brutally honest, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for her students. 

  • Monday July 27 to Friday July 31

    Swannanoa Gathering, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA

    Swannanoa Gathering, Warren Wilson College

    Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA

    Phone:

    Visit the venue's website

    For the first time, Janis will be giving her 5-day series "A Master Class In Artistry" during each of the Swannanoa Gathering weeks. The final week will also feature a second, more interactive class tentatively titled "War Stories". Time of classes is TBA; please check the  website for more information. The 5 day class covers everything from the origins of artists to physicalization, songwriting for profit and not so much, performance, the need to be brave, how to survive as an artist in the modern world, and why bother. Points are illustrated with songs and playing as she takes us on a journey that begins with the first caveman to tell a story and continues through the myth of the artist as "crazy", the need for silence, and why she believes "art saves". Drawing on her 55 years of experience in the entertainment industry and her ten years with Stella Adler, presented with humor and grace, brutally honest, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for her students. 

  • Wednesday August 5

    The Kate, Old Saybrook, CT

    The Kate

    Old Saybrook, CT

    Phone: (860) 510-0473

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    Janis returns to The Kate a scant year later, at their insistence. She's sure it's too soon, they're sure it's not. She's writing furiously so she can present some new material, and looking forward to visiting one of her all-time favorite venues again! Expect some good, relaxed fun, some tears, an after-show appearance for signing things you've brought and things you may purchase at the "merch table"!!

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