31 Jul 2006

Joni Mitchell Part 2

From Composer of the Week, 9:00 am on 31 July 2006

"Songs like tiny hammers hurled at bevelled mirrors in empty halls" - The '60s Recordings

Rebecca Blundell looks at Joni Mitchell's early song-writing, focussing on the late '60s recordings.

At the time Mitchell's lyrics were mainly very candid accounts of her love-life and descriptions of the places she visited. Her philosophy of life, skill as a wordsmith and use of idiosyncratic guitar tunings are all in evidence.

Music Details

Composer, Work, Label & Catalogue Details

Joni MITCHELL, Ladies of the Canyon, Reprise 7599 27450
Joni MITCHELL, I Had a King, Reprise CD 6293
Joni MITCHELL, Night in the City, Reprise CD 6293
Joni MITCHELL, Cactus Tree, Reprise CD 6293
Joni MITCHELL, Both Sides, Now, Reprise 7599 27446
Joni MITCHELL, Chelsea Morning, Reprise 7599 27446
Joni MITCHELL, The Fiddle and the Drum, Reprise 7599 27446
Joni MITCHELL, Woodstock, Reprise 7599 27450
Joni MITCHELL, For Free, Reprise 7599 27450
Joni MITCHELL, Big Yellow Taxi, Reprise 7599 27446
Joni MITCHELL, Carey, Reprise CD 2038
Joni MITCHELL, All I Want, Reprise CD 2038