Live At the Festival Express 1970

1970-06-28 Full Tilt Boogie Band

Tracks (13)

01 Tell Mama (Marcus Lewis Daniel, Wilbur Terrell, Clarence George Carter) info icon
02 Half Moon (John Hall, Johanna Hall) info icon
03 Move Over (Janis Joplin) info icon
04 Maybe (Richard Barrett) info icon
05 Summertime (DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin) info icon
06 Maybe (Richard Barrett) info icon
07 That's Rock 'N Roll info icon
08 Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) (Jerry Ragovoy, Chip Taylor) info icon
09 Kozmic Blues (Janis Joplin, Gabriel Mekler) info icon
10 Piece Of My Heart (Jerry Ragovoy, Bert Berns) info icon
11 Cry Baby (Jerry Ragovoy, Sam Bell) info icon
12 Get It While You Can (Jerry Ragovoy, Mort Schuman) info icon
13 Ball and Chain (Willie Mae Thornton) info icon


Live Bootleg
N. CDs: 1

Original torrent name: Janis Joplin Live At the Festival Express 1970.torrent
Original folder name: Janis Joplin Live At the Festival Express 1970

JANIS JOPLIN Festival Express: Toronto, June 28, 1970

Festival Express: Toronto, June 28, 1970 (1970)
Outstanding Full Tilt Live Show

Excellent live Joplin show, from the opening night of the Festival Express – the 1970 train ride tour through Canada that included Janis, The Band, Grateful Dead, Delaney & Bonnie and many others (it’s routinely on the Documentary channel and the DVD is a hoot). This show, from June 28th in Toronto, was taped with the newly christened Full Tilt Boogie Band, just 4 months before her death. The sound is outstanding and provides a wonderfully positive snapshot of Joplin, who’s chatty and obviously having a great time, nailing all her highlights & hits in an aggressive 80 minute review that doesn’t let up. The band is hornless and mostly Canadian and the recording is smoothly mastered, sounding like some of those old Fillmore recordings… more sterile than dynamic, but clean and clear (if a little tinny), nonetheless. I’ve always liked Joplin, as she always gave it her all, even on those rare nights when she wasn’t cutting it. She sounds great here, and the band has a raw delivery that still manages to echo Big Brother’s, while stepping up the consistency and nuance. “Piece Of My Heart” is rushed, but rocks, while the addition of keyboardist Ken Pearson gives the music an earthy, Woodstock-ian feel. I pondered about how amazing it was that this concert was never released, only to learn from one of our readers that this show was issued as a bonus disc to the Legacy Edition of Janis’ Pearl. Thanks Phil.

Tell Mamma (6:47)
Half Moon (4:38)
Move Over (4:42)
Maybe (3:57)
Summertime (4:40)
Little Girl Blue (5:11)
That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll (5:04)
Try (9:11)
Kozmic Blues (5:29)
Piece Of My Heart (5:22)
Cry Baby (6:32)
Get It While You Can (7:21)
Ball And Chain (8:15)