Janis Ian's second Columbia album is elegiac in mood, its 11 tunes composing a romantically introspective self-portrait. Ian has forged an appealing melodic style based on the folk simplicity of Don McLean and early Bob Dylan and added to it some of the sweetness of MOR pop. Some of her tunes could be covered by Roberta Flack or even Frank Sinatra. Vocally, Ian sounds more confident and relaxed than on her Columbia debut, Stars. Her singing is consistently strong and plaintive, reminiscent in timbre of Melanie's, though surer in pitch and more emotively reticent.
Track Listing: A1 When The Party's Over A2 At Seventeen A3 From Me To You A4 Bright Lights And Promises A5 In The Winter A6 Water Colors B1 Between The Lines B2 The Come On B3 Light A Light B4 Tea & Sympathy B5 Lover's Lullaby