July 22, 2008
Sony Music
Folk, Contemporary Folk, Folk-Rock, Protest Songs, Singer/Songwriter, Psychedelic

Album Review

This two-disc set duplicates 2008’s release of the same name from Rude Girl Records, right down to the cover art. That original release was in itself a complement to the autobiography, Society’s Child, which Janis Ian published the same year, and contained the songs and performances that Ian specifically mentioned in her book. The result is a slightly different sort of “greatest-hits” collection, and while her most famous songs are here, including “Society’s Child (Baby I’ve Been Thinking),” “Jesse,” and “At Seventeen” (which appears in both the single and album version), the balance of these two discs has a more personal agenda, with plenty of live performances and demos represented. It’s actually a pretty revelatory set, adding up to a sort of intimate self-portrait of Ian's career.
Steve Leggett, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Hair Spun of Gold
  2. God & The FBI [Live]
  3. Silly Habits [Live]
  4. Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking)
  5. Haven't I Got Eyes
  6. Jesse
  7. Stars
  8. Thankyous
  9. This Train Still Runs [Live]
  10. At Seventeen [Album Version] [Version]
  11. Love Is Blind
  12. Fly Too High
  13. Arms Around My Life
  14. His Hands
  15. When Angels Cry
  16. You Are Love (Toujours Gai, Mon Cher)
  17. Will You Dance?
  18. When The Party's Over
  19. Th Man You Are In Me
  20. My Tennessee Hills
  21. Every Love
  22. Some People's Lievs
  23. Stolen Fire
  24. Days Like These
  25. Tattoo [Live]
  26. Through the Years
  27. I Hear You Sing Again
  28. Joy
  29. My Autobiography
  30. Hair of Spun Gold
  31. I Long for You [#][Demo Version]
  32. Ginny the Flying Girl
  33. Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye
  34. Today You're Mine
  35. At Seventeen [Single Version] [Version]
  36. In the Winter
  37. Bright Lights and Promises
  38. Honor Them All