Revisiting my extensive music collection, one artist at a time

Category Archives: JONI MITCHELL

JONI MITCHELL Part 7 – Out Of Retirement And Shining / In Conclusion

Joni Mitchell must have really been pleased with the results of her 2000 album, Both Sides Now, which featured orchestral (and occasionally swing/big band) arrangements of classic songs, as well … Continue reading

November 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

JONI MITCHELL Part 6 – Taming The Turbulence

I’m really glad I spent so much time getting to know Joni Mitchell’s 1991 album, Night Ride Home, as it prepared me for her next couple of albums. Ditching the … Continue reading

October 30, 2011 · 4 Comments

JONI MITCHELL Part 5 – The Geffen Years (1982-1991)

When Joni Mitchell released her double live album Shadows And Light in 1980, it signaled the end of her contract with Asylum Records. She would spend the next decade with … Continue reading

October 25, 2011 · 29 Comments

JONI MITCHELL Part 4 – Restless And Reckless In The Late ‘70s

Joni Mitchell’s first three albums established her as a folk artist with a knack for catchy pop hooks. Her next three albums continued this trend while adding new musical elements, … Continue reading

October 18, 2011 · 7 Comments

JONI MITCHELL Part 3 – Courting, Sparking And Hissing

To my ears, Joni Mitchell kept improving with each of her first four albums, culminating in a record that’s generally acknowledged as one of her classics, Blue. Knowing that two … Continue reading

October 10, 2011 · 19 Comments

JONI MITCHELL Part 2 – Lady Of The Canyon

Over the last ten days, I’ve probably listened to the first four Joni Mitchell albums more than any cluster of albums since I began writing this blog. The first couple … Continue reading

October 1, 2011 · 30 Comments

JONI MITCHELL Part 1 – Thoughts On An Artist

I didn’t grow up listening to Joni Mitchell. In fact, other than hearing one or two songs as a young adult, I didn’t own anything by Joni until I was … Continue reading

September 22, 2011 · 6 Comments

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