Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin Big Brother & The Holding Company: Ball & Chain 1967 DVD/CD Deluxe Edition 2009

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The performances fn this DVD were filmed at the studios of KQED TV in April 1967, just weeks before Big Brother & The Holding Company shot to international fame following their blinding set at the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967 (which featured Joplin’s show-stopping performance of ‘Ball And Chain’, a highlight also of D.A. Pennebaker’s famous movie documenting the festival).

 For many fans this was the period when Janis Joplin was at her best, before the pressure of fame and the ravages of drugs took over. This is the first DVD to release these KQED TV tracks. The songs are interspersed with short interviews with Janis and other band members, all in excellent sound and picture quality for the era. In addition to ‘Ball And Chain’, which was to appear on the group’s second album in the following year, the set features two of the group’s hit singles, ‘Down On Me’ and ‘Coo Coo’. This package also includes a bonus audio CD of the tracks.

The group that hit it big with their gritty sound led by Janis Joplin is the focus of this film. They are shown rehearsing and recording songs like “Ball and Chain” and “Down on Me.” The film was shot before the group made their name at the Monterey Pop Festival. ~ Rovi

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Artist: Joplin, Janis with Big Brother the Holding Company

Title: Ball & Chain

Genre: Music Video & Concerts, Rock

Sub-Genre: Rock / Pop, Music Video (Concert / Performance)

Release Date: 13-Oct-09

Directed By: Robert N. Zagone

Rated: Not Rated

Product Type: DVD plus Bonus CD Edition

UPC: 5060117600932

Configuration: G: DVD

Street Date: 13-Oct-09

Studio: CHARLY ( CLRY )

Running Time: 57

Region: 1: USA, Canada  

Display: 1.33:1 (Pre-1954 Standard)

Audio: PCM Mono, English

Disc Info: Discs:2 ~ Format:Ntsc ~ Region:1

Cast: David Getz, James Gurley, Janis Joplin, Peter Albin, Sam Andrew

Crew: Director:Robert N. Zagone, Executive Producer:Jean-Luc Young, Producer:Robert N. Zagone

Extras: Incl. Cd Joplin,Janis With Big Brother The Holding Company Clr Dvd-Standard

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