1 Aug 2006

Joni Mitchell Part 3

From Composer of the Week, 9:00 am on 1 August 2006

"The lights go down and it's just you up there" - Fame takes its toll

Rebecca Blundell looks at Joni Mitchell's life in the early '70s from the recording of Blue which ended in Mitchell's emotional collapse, through her journey into more externally focussed lyrics and the social commentary of The Hissing of Summer Lawns.

Musically, Mitchell moves from folk into rock and roll-influenced material, and starts working with jazz musicians

Music Details

Joni MITCHELL, For the Roses, Asylum 7559 60624
Joni MITCHELL, A Case of You, Reprise CD2038
Joni MITCHELL, River, Reprise CD2038
Joni MITCHELL, For the Roses, Asylum 7559 60624
Joni MITCHELL, You Turn me on, I’m a Radio, Asylum 7559 60624
Joni MITCHELL, Let the Wind Carry Me, Asylum 7559 60624
Joni MITCHELL, Judgement of the Moon and Stars, Asylum 7559 60624
Joni MITCHELL, Free Man in Paris, Asylum 7559 60593
Joni MITCHELL, Help Me, Asylum 7559 60593
Joni MITCHELL, Blue, Asylum 202
Joni MITCHELL, Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire, Reprise 7599 27446
Joni MITCHELL, Harry's House / Centrepiece, Asylum 7559 60332
Joni MITCHELL, Edith and the Kingpin, Asylum 7559 60332
Joni MITCHELL, The Jungle Line, Asylum 7559 6033