On November 9, famed vocalist Janis Joplin will have her quadruple-platinum 1971 album Pearl re-released as a box set by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, which specializes in high-end reissues, in honor of its 50th anniversary. Fans can pre-order the new vinyl boxset here.
Pearl, which came out in 1971, was Joplin’s second and final solo album. The record came out posthumously three months after her death in 1970. Joplin was 27 years old. Among other hit songs on the album is “Me and Bobby McGee” by famed songwriter, Kris Kristofferson.
“Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab is honored to be a part of the 50th-anniversary celebration of Janis Joplin’s landmark recording,” said Jim Davis, president of Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. “Our limited-edition, audiophile-grade vinyl box set brings out the explosive dynamics and delicate intricacies of Ms. Joplin’s powerhouse performances, allowing listeners to get closer to the singer’s music, passion, and emotions. Most importantly, this definitive version helps ensure Pearl will forever be regarded as one of the most important rock albums of all time.”