A masterpiece with something special about every track one, as David Crosby like choosing your favourite child, an impossible task. All tracks are brilliant examples of Joni Mitchell at her best lovesick lyrics, off tuned guitar, soaring solos and spell binding songwriting full of vivid imagery. This Anniversary Edition Blue 50 features raw outtakes and demos that strip these gems back to their core brilliance.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s masterpiece ‘Blue’, Joni Mitchell Archives is releasing two new collections that offer different perspectives on one of the greatest albums ever made and the inspired period of creativity that made it possible (cont. below) The first, ‘Blue 50 (Demos & Outtakes)’, debuts five unreleased songs from the making of ‘Blue’ that will appear on the upcoming Archives collection.
Track Listing 1. A Case Of You (Demo) 0:00:00 2. California (Demo) 0:04:00 3. Hunter (Outtake) 0:07:30 4. River (Outtake with French Horns) 0:10:25 5. Urge For Going (Outtake with Strings) 0:14:27 The second, ‘Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971)’, will explore the period leading up to Blue through nearly six hours of unreleased home, studio, and live recordings.
This article in The Guardian attempts to pick a favourite, what’s your’s?