Archive for the 'Joni Mitchell' Category

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

While there may not be quite as many highs as from her California days, there’s still much to be gleaned from Joni Mitchell’s often overlooked post-Mingus period. Even her more forgettable albums from the 1980s offer something to behold, while the mid-1990s volley of Turbulent Indigo and Taming The Tiger have aged surprisingly well. Yet it […]

Monday, February 8th, 2016

‘This record is a total work conceived graphically, musically, lyrically and accidentally — as a whole. The whole unfolded like a mystery. It is not my intention to unravel that mystery for anyone, but rather to offer some additional clues.”  Joni Mitchell, 1976 (via) The Hissing of Summer Lawns – also known as the record […]

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

“Its coming on Christmas, they’re cutting down trees, they’re putting up reindeer, and singing songs of joy and peace. Oh, I wish I had a river to skate away on…” So sings Joni Mitchell on quite possibly one of the saddest holiday tunes ever recorded to tape. A cornerstone track off her 1971 LP, Blue, […]

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

More details concerning the January release of Cat Power’s Jukebox LP were released last week including an updated tracklisting (here) and the sample MP3 “Song To Bobby,” Chan Marshall’s paean to her longtime hero, Bob Dylan. We feel ya , Chan. In addition to the album’s updated running order, Matador dropped word that along with […]