JONI MITCHELL – ‘Archives Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971)’ Out Now

9 January 2022

Born as Roberta Joan Anderson, born 78 years ago in Alberta, Canada.
Active: Since 1964 / 19th studio albums with Shine as the most recent,
released in 2017.

New collection: Joni Mitchell Archives – Vol. 2: The Reprise Years (1968–1971)

Info: “The tracks on Archives Vol II have been sequenced chronologically to follow Mitchell in real time through one of the most creative periods of her career. The collection uncovers several unreleased Mitchell originals, including “Jesus” recorded in 1969 at her friend Jane Lurie’s New York apartment in Chelsea, which also served as the setting for the song “Chelsea Morning.”

Other highlights include Mitchell’s performance at Le Hibou Coffee House in Ottawa on March 19, 1968 that was recorded by Jimi Hendrix and a concert at the Paris Theatre in London on October 29, 1970 that was broadcast on the BBC. The latter includes several songs destined
to appear on Blue the following year: “Carey,” “River” and “My Old Man.” In addition, singer-songwriter James Taylor joined Mitchell to perform with her during the second half of the show.”

Pitchfork says: “Spanning the years between her debut and Blue, this 122-song
set documents the hard work of exploration, revision, and rejection that shaped
the songwriter’s first masterpiece. It is a humanizing wonder.”
Score: 8.5/10.

Sit down and take a break for 5 hours and 30 minutes…

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