Desert Island Pick: Janis Joplin / Pearl

  • December 14, 2015
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Released on Jan 11, 1971, Pearl is the second, and final solo album by Janis Joplin. It was produced by Paul A. Rothchild (The Doors) and features her touring band, the Full Tilt Boogie Band. The recording sessions, starting in early September, ended with Joplin's untimely death on October 4, 1970. The last song she recorded before her death was "Mercedes Benz", a song she co-wrote with Bobby Neuwirth and Michael McClure.