This wonderfully varied release shows a number of new tendencies in Joni Mitchell's work.
Songs here take many moods, ranging from the sunny, easygoing 'Morning Morgantown' (a charming small-town portrait) to the nervously energetic 'Conversation' (about a love triangle in the making) to the cryptically spooky 'The Priest' (presenting the speaker's love for a Spartan man) to the sweetly sentimental classic 'The Circle Game' (denoting the passage of time in touching terms) to the bouncy and vibrant single 'Big Yellow Taxi' (with humorous lyrics on ecological matters).
This album is yet another essential listen in Mitchell's recorded canon.
- For Free
- Ladies Of The Canyon
- The Arrangement
- Rainy Night House
- The Priest
- Blue Boy
- Big Yellow Taxi
- The Circle Game
- Joni Mitchell Court And Spark (Vinyl) (Rhino/Elektra)
- Joni Mitchell The Hissing of Summer Lawns (Vinyl) (Rhino/Elektra)
- Joni Mitchell Both Sides Now – Live At The Isle of Wight Festival 1970 (Eagle Rock)
- Joni Mitchell Shine (Vinyl Reissue) (Craft Recordings)