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Feb182013

Tom Jans & Mimi Farina

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  • Two Albums from Cult Singer- Songwriter Tom Jans

  • U.S. CD Debut for Take Heart

  • Worldwide CD Debut for Tom Jans

  • Take Heart Features Mimi Farina 

  • Tom Jans Features Guitarist Lonnie Mack and Keyboardist David Briggs

  • Original Album Art with Additional Photos and Liner Notes

  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios, NYC 



TOM JANS & MIMI FARINA: Take Heart / Tom Jans. CD

With nary a single reissue of his album catalog in this country, these days Tom Jans is perhaps most famous for having had a song (“Whistle Down the Wind”) dedicated to him on Tom Waits’ album Bone Machine, but the body of work by this ‘70s folk singer-songwriter remains one well worth revisiting; this twofer presents Tom Jans’ first two albums, both recorded for A&M Records. The first, 1971’s Take Heart, marked the return of Joan Baez’s younger sister Mimi Farina to recording after the death of Richard Farina and the collapse of her second marriage; Jans met her in 1970 and the duo toured extensively (most notably appearing at the Big Sur Folk Festival) before recording this cult classic. The second, 1974’s self-titled Tom Jans, appears on CD here for the first time ever, and features Jans’s own version of his classic “Loving Arms” (which was recorded by Elvis among many others) as well as a crack band featuring guitarist Lonnie Mack and keyboardist David Briggs. This Real Gone reissue features the original album art from both albums along with added photos and liner notes by Richie Unterberger and remastering by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios. Singer-songwriter fans, take heed!

Songs: 

Take Heart

1.   Carolina

2.   Charlotte

3.   Kings and Queen

4.   The Great White Horse

5.   Reach Out (For Chris Ross)

6.   Madman

7.   In the Quiet Morning (For Janis Joplin)

8.   Letter to Jesus

9.   After the Sugar Harvest

10. No Need to Be Lonely

 

Tom Jans

 

11. Margarita

12. Old Time Feeling

13. Tender Memory

14. Slippin’ Away

15. Green River

16. Blue Sky Rider

17. Loving Arms

18. Free and Easy

19. (Why Don’t You) Meet Me at the Border

20. Hart’s Island

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