Big Brother and The Holding Company
Ball & Chain

Ball & Chain




For contractual reasons this release is not available for sale in North America.

Big Brother & The Holding Company were leading lights on San Francisco’s psychedelic scene in the late 1960s, up there with the likes of Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead. The group’s brand of blues-inspired psychedelic folk rock epitomised the Bay Area sound of the time.

Much of the group’s success was down to their charismatic lead singer, Janis Joplin, who would go on to a highly-successful solo career, albeit one cut short by her death in 1970 from a drug overdose.

This limited edition 2-CD set comprises recordings made by the band at the height of their creativity, including their San Francisco concerts heard here in pristine sound, having being sanctioned and 24-bit re-mastered for this release by the group themselves.

Disc One comprises twelve previously unreleased tracks, only recently discovered by surviving band members, originally recorded in January 1967 at The Matrix. Those on Disc Two were recorded in July 1966 at California Hall and hitherto have only been available on poor quality bootlegs.

Disc Two also contains two enhanced videos filmed at the studios of KQED TV in April 1967, just weeks before the group’s legendary Monterey Festival appearance. Both tracks have excellent sound and picture quality for the era.

Includes notes from two of the original band members as well as additional detailed notes about the group and the recordings.

Disc One

1.  Bye, Bye, Baby
2.  Great White Guru
3.  Women Is Losers
4.  Oh, My Soul
5.  Amazing Grace
6.  Caterpillar
7.  It’s A Deal
8.  Hi Heel Sneakers
9.  Faster, Pussycat, Kill, Kill
10. Turtle Blues
11. All Is Loneliness
12. Light Is Faster Than Sound

Disc Two

 Let The Good Times Roll
2.  I Know You Rider
3.  Moanin’ At Midnight
4.  Hey, Baby
5.  Down On Me
6.  Whisperman
7.  Women Is Losers
8.  Blow My Mind
9.  Oh, My Soul
10. Ball & Chain
11. Coo Coo
12. Grutra’s Garden
13. Harry
14. Hall Of The Mountain King
Video Tracks
15. Coo Coo [5.00 Mins]
16. Ball & Chain [6.53 Mins]

For contractual reasons this release is not available for sale in North America.


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