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Live at Winterland '68

Joplin fans won’t find any forgotten gems on this famous, beautifully recorded performance of Live at Winterland ’68, but Big Brother, thrillingly raw and raunchy, emerges as one of the most unjustifiably maligned bands of the era. Still, it’s Janis who raises goose bumps. When she launches into ”I Need a Man to Love” — all frayed vocal chords and splayed vulnerability — 30 years disappear in one hallucinogenic heartbeat. B+

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