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Joni Mitchell first came to my attention, strumming along to Big Yellow Taxi on Top Of The Pops nearly half a century ago, I wasn't a fan. It was a catchy enough tune and it had a "message" but to my ears it was pure pop with no soul. I soon changed my mind when I chanced upon "Court And Spark". I played that album to death, it had everything I love about music, beautiful haunting melodies, first rate musicianship, lush string arrangements. I became a big fan and followed her career ever since. She's certainly a gifted person, poet, painter, musician, song writer, lyricist, but in her latter years she has become a wonderful vocalist. The sometimes harsh edge to her voice in her youth has smoothed with time and aged like a vintage wine. Now deep, mellow, fluid and full of soul. She tired of the industry and became a painter for a spell. Coaxed out of her studio, she produced two wonderful albums with string section, showcasing her wonderful vocal qualities. Enjoy and be moved.

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RBK2
RBK2

aaah, Michael e, we think alike. So glad you discovered Joni Mitchell, now you're turning other people on to her. I agree, "Court and Spark" is a perfect album. I also think "For The Roses" is right next to it. Joni is brilliant. Her voice alone is enough. Pure emotion. Nobody sings like Joni. I used to play her albums over and over when I was, like, 16-18. They helped me be able to cry. I had been bottled up since I was 13 and my cousin Mark (who was also 13) got killed in a motorcycle accident. This is music therapy at its best...lol... I really enjoyed hearing the songs you chose. I'd never actually heard those versions of "Both Sides Now" and "A Case Of You" or heard her sing "At Last." And I'd completely forgotten about the "Hissing of Summer Lawns" album. Wow! Yes, she's brilliant. This is the 200th mix I've listened to on mixcloud & I'm honored it's you & Joni. Thank you, Michael e, and Happy New Year...

Michael e
Michael e

what a lovely response, thank you. :-)

jennifer allen

Wonderful

Dan Frith
Dan Frith

Beautiful

Ruby EveLution O Kay

heart of Joni...incredibly tender ...♥.♫

Guido's Lounge Café

Aaah... beautiful... enjoying this a lit Michael Thanks!!!

Ed Churcher

Lovely :)