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Working Without a Net (Live)


Download links and information about Working Without a Net (Live) by Janis Ian. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 31 tracks with total duration of 02:00:34 minutes.

Artist: Janis Ian
Release date: 2003
Genre: Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 31
Duration: 02:00:34
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No. Title Length
1. This Train Still Runs 4:39
2. Fly Too High 4:48
3. Intro: "We Love You" 0:12
4. Take Me Walking In the Rain 5:50
5. Jesse 5:15
6. Paris In Your Eyes 4:08
7. Ride Me Like a Wave 5:13
8. Love Is Blind 3:29
9. Intro "Vote for Me" 0:21
10. Boots Like Emmy Lou 4:16
11. Days Like These 3:41
12. Society's Child 3:56
13. Intro "My Pal Tiffany" 1:13
14. Between the Lines 5:12
15. Intro "How Lucky Am I?" 1:51
16. Take No Prisoners 10:13
17. Intro "Has-Been At 19" 0:38
18. Stars 8:43
19. Will You Dance? 2:58
20. Honour Them All 3:25
21. Intro "Moving Back Home" 1:39
22. At Seventeen 5:17
23. Cosmopolitan Girl 3:28
24. Tattoo 4:21
25. Watercolors 5:27
26. Breaking Silence 3:24
27. Berlin 3:51
28. Silly Habits 4:41
29. In the Winter 3:48
30. Intro "Kumbaya" 1:44
31. These Boots Were Made for Walking 2:53



With no more than a guitar and a song, Janis Ian's live set probably strikes the average listener as typical folk music. Technically speaking, however, Ian arrived on the scene just as the folk revival was burning out in the mid-'60s, and she can more properly be seen as a singer/songwriter. Some confusion undoubtedly existed thanks to "Society's Child," a socially conscious piece about an interracial couple that was originally recorded for the politically astute Broadside. Ian's vision has always combined the personal with the political, though, and there's probably no better place to enjoy an overview of her work than on Live: Working Without a Net. Spread out over two discs, the live set includes a healthy list of songs old and new, and plenty of in-between chatter to add a personal touch. In an acoustic setting, "Society's Child" sounds much closer to its original incarnation on Broadside than the recording that became a hit in 1966. She revisits the poignant "Jesse" from the early '70s, delivers a fine version of "At Seventeen," and offers good takes on recent favorites like "Breaking Silence." Ian still retains the vocal quiver that makes these emotionally bare songs so personal, rendering them much more real than even typical singer/songwriter material. In case this all sounds a bit serious, or the type of music that only sensitive women would enjoy, one needs to stick around for Ian's ad-libbed version of "These Boots Are Made for Walking." Live: Working Without a Net probably lacks the sharpness of many of Ian's studio efforts, but will be warmly welcomed by longtime fans. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford Jr., Rovi