Janis Ian ‎– Breaking Silence

Analogue Productions ‎– APP027
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition

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A1 All Roads To The River
Written-By – Jon Vezner
A2 Ride Me Like A Wave 3:40
A3 Tattoo 4:20
A4 What About The Love
Written-By – Kye Fleming
A5 His Hands 5:17
B1 Walking On Sacred Ground
Written-By – Jess Leary
B2 This Train Still Runs
Written-By – Jess Leary
B3 Through The Years 3:40
B4 This House 5:05
B5 Some People's Lives
Written-By – Kye Fleming
B6 Breaking Silence 3:09

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Premium Vinyl Pressing HQ-180.

No synthesizers, vocal limiters, or samples of any sort were used on this album.

The song Guess You Had To Be There was omitted from this LP release to insure the highest sound quality possible.

Tracks were recorded at Nightingale Studio on a Studer 820, 24-track machine, 30 IPS, non-dolby, at the elevation of +6/250 nu using Ampex 499 tape.

Included among the mics used on the recording dates were: Nuemann M-49, AKG C-12, Telefunken 251, Sheffield C-9 and a custom built tube direct box on the bass. Janis' vocal was recorded using a Telefunken U-47 and a Mastering Lab mic preamp, linked with series-one Monster Cable direct to the back of the multi-track machine with no EQ or Limiting.

The album was mixed at Bill Schnee Studio to an Ampex ATR 1/2" machine, at 30 IPS, non-dolby, at the elevation of +3/250 nu on Ampex 499 tape. The reverb on the album was an EMT tube plate used along with natural room sounds captured in the recording. During the mixing of the album, "Some People's Lives" was recorded direct to two-track using the same vocal chain as above and Telefunken 251's on the piano. Take number two was used as the album cut.

The album was mixed using Mastering Lab modified Tannoy SGM-10's powered by Sherwood-Sax mono-block tube amps.

Mastered by Doug Sax with Tube Electronics at The Mastering Lab, Los Angeles

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): APP-027-A1 TML-X
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): APP-027-B2 TML-M

Other Versions (5 of 15) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
COL 472376 2 Janis Ian Breaking Silence(CD, Album) Columbia COL 472376 2 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
CAPP 027 SA Janis Ian Breaking Silence(SACD, Hybrid, Album, RE, RM) Analogue Productions CAPP 027 SA US Unknown Sell This Version
APP 027-45 Janis Ian Breaking Silence(2xLP, Album, RM, 180) Analogue Productions APP 027-45 US 2016 Sell This Version
519614-4 Janis Ian Breaking Silence(Cass, Album) Polydor 519614-4 Thailand 1992 Sell This Version
314 519 614-2 Janis Ian Breaking Silence(CD, Album) Columbia 314 519 614-2 Canada 1992 Sell This Version