Legendary Singer/Songwriter JONI MITCHELL Released Her Superb Album ‘BLUE’ 50 Years Ago Today

22 June 2021

Born Roberta Joan “Joni” Mitchell in Albert, Canada
in November 1943 (77 years old)
Active: 1964–2002, 2006–2007, 2013 / 19 studio LPs

Album: BLUE – 4th LP
Released: 22 June 1971 – 50 years ago today
Score: #3 in the UK, #15 in the US, #9 in Canada

Joni Mitchell: “I see music as fluid architecture.”

Rolling Stone wrote 50 years ago: “In portraying herself so starkly, she has risked the ridiculous to achieve the sublime. The results though are seldom ridiculous; on Blue she has matched her popular music skills with the purity and honesty of what was once called folk music and through the blend she has given us some of the most beautiful moments in recent popular music.”

Full album…


THE VERVE Released Mind-Blowing Debut LP ‘A STORM IN HEAVEN’ 25 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

21 June 2018



Released: 21 June 1993 – 25 years ago today

ALL MUSIC wrote: “The group’s 1993 full-length debut, ‘A Storm in Heaven’, was based on buoyant, extended psychedelic passages. Looking back today, it was an interesting and original musical direction, since at the time, angst-ridden Seattle bands (and their many copycats) were all the rage. A fine debut, the important connection between the Verve’s expansive early work (1992’s self-titled EP) and their later worldwide pop hits.”
Score: 4/5 – Full review here.

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: Far-out longplayer in sound and vision. Add Richard Ashcroft‘s imposing voice and his state of madness and what you got was breathtaking psychedelic paranoia.

TOP TRACKS: Slide Away / Star Sail / Blue

* SLIDE AWAY – way-out, sky-high…

* BLUE – spiritual rocker

* STAR SAIL – insane live rendition…

The exorcism in full

THE VERVE Facebook – Biography – All Albums