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Society's Child - The Verve Recordings


Download links and information about Society's Child - The Verve Recordings by Janis Ian. This album was released in 1995 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 41 tracks with total duration of 02:34:50 minutes.

Artist: Janis Ian
Release date: 1995
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 41
Duration: 02:34:50
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No. Title Length
1. Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking) 3:12
2. Too Old to Go 'Way Little Girl 3:10
3. Hair of Spun Gold 4:00
4. Then Tangles of My Mind 2:36
5. I'll Give You a Stone If You'll Throw It (Changing Tymes) 3:27
6. Pro-Girl 2:44
7. Younger Generation Blues 2:46
8. New Christ Cardiac Hero 4:32
9. Lover Be Kindly 2:55
10. Mrs. McKenzie 2:42
11. Janey's Blues 4:52
12. A Song for All the Seasons of Your Mind 3:24
13. Honey D'Ya Think? 4:30
14. Bahisma 2:37
15. Queen Merka and Me 4:22
16. There Are Times 4:28
17. Lonely One 4:14
18. Sunflakes Fall, Snowrays Call 3:59
19. Evening Star 5:02
20. Shady Acres 4:46
21. Insanity Comes Quietly to the Structured Mind 4:24
22. Everybody Knows 2:49
23. Mistaken Identity 7:11
24. Friends Again 1:44
25. 42nd St. Psycho Blues 3:53
26. She's Made of Porcelain 2:33
27. Sweet Misery 3:30
28. When I Was a Child 3:46
29. What Do You Think of the Dead? 3:21
30. Look to the Rain 5:10
31. Son of Love 3:07
32. Baby's Blue 5:12
33. Time On My Hands 2:53
34. Love You More Than Yesterday 3:05
35. Orphan of the Wind 5:06
36. Sea and Sand 2:49
37. Galveston 3:40
38. Do You Remember? 3:10
39. Month of May 4:30
40. Calling Your Name 4:23
41. And I Did Ma 4:16



The 41 songs on this double CD contain almost everything from the four albums that the singer/songwriter recorded for Verve in the late '60s. While it is true that Ian's early work may have been unduly savaged by unsympathetic rock critics, it's also true that the magnitude of her talent isn't large enough to merit a box set. As others have pointed out over the years, these compositions are often overly wordy, didactic, and self-absorbed, though these flaws are understandable (to a degree) given that Ian was in her mid- and late- teens when they were recorded. At the same time, the grooves make a fairly strong case that Ian is underrated, if hardly a major figure; some of the songs are affecting, the arrangements (especially the early ones by Shangri-Las producer Shadow Morton) have a '60s-period charm, and she's a pretty strong singer. Although some Laura Nyro fans might find the comparison insulting, there's a similarity to be found in Ian's bluesier and more soulful vocals, especially on her later Verve records. So while this couldn't be classified as a milestone of the early singer/songwriter era, it's more enjoyable and impressive than a lot of listeners would expect, although two-and-a-half hours is too much to take at once.