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Night Rains
Janis Ian
Night Rains
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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Ian was already, courtesy of "Society's Child," "Jesse," and "At 17," a star in the United States, but only marginally known in the rest of the world when Night Rains blew the lid off her international career. Double plati...  more »

      
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All Artists: Janis Ian
Title: Night Rains
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bmg Int'l
Release Date: 2/8/2000
Album Type: Import
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Ian was already, courtesy of "Society's Child," "Jesse," and "At 17," a star in the United States, but only marginally known in the rest of the world when Night Rains blew the lid off her international career. Double platinum in as many countries, it gave Ian number one records everywhere but home. The marriage of Ian, Giorgio Moroder, and jazz in "Fly Too High" is stunning, and Ian's own versatility shows in "Jenny," a duet with pianist Chick Corea. "The Other Side of the Sun" was huge in Latin America as well as Europe, and almost every song on this album has been used in a film. Foreshadowing the importance of synthesizers, Ian used the first Fairchild in New York on "Memories," building the entire track around it. A real tour de force everywhere but home. What is it they say? "A prophet is without honor..."

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Janis at her best
flesch@redshift.com | 09/12/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is by far my favorite Janis Ian recording, although it is hard to put *Hunger* and *Between the Lines* below it. Every song is clear, rhythmic, and meaningful with lyrics that are piercing and tender. Janis cannot be categorized, but her songs combine jazz, folk, and rock in ways I haven't experienced before. You haven't heard live music until you've seen Janis in concert. Her guitar is totally awesome. Besides which, she is a wonderful human being and a true artist with integrity. When you combine guts, persistence, intelligence, talent, sensitivity, passion, creativity, depth, and love, you about have Janis Ian. She also is an excellent writer (as well as superb songwriter), evidenced by some of the columns she has written (more coming on the web). Check out her Website too; you'll see what I mean. (if you love Janis you will also love reading Anne Lamott & listening to *Rhona at Night*.)"
Another great album by the brilliant songwriter
J. McCranie | Brunswick, GA United States | 01/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is another of the very best albums by the brilliant singer/songwriter. The only drawback is that it would benefit from digital remastering."
My favorite "album" - Janis Ian's jazz is stirring
Timothy M. Trogdon | Cleveland, Oh USA | 02/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There are individual songs that I like a lot that Janis Ian performs on her other albums/CDs, but for a compilation of work Night Rains is my favorite. Night Rains is also the music score for a movie and that was the first time I heard it was when I watched the movie. Janis Ian has a quality that will be forever captured in time because of her recordings. My only sadness is that I never had the opportunity to hear and see Janis perform live during the 1970s and 1980s because her music was so much a part of my life then."