Clouds is the second studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, released on May 1, 1969, by Reprise Records. After releasing her debut album to considerable exposure, Mitchell recorded the album at A&M Studios in Hollywood. She produced most of the album and painted a self-portrait for its cover artwork. Clouds has subtle, unconventional harmonies and songs about lovers, among other themes.
A singer, composer and lyricist of exceptional talent and unmatched influence, Joni Mitchell has crafted an extraordinary body of work spanning more than 50 years and is widely regarded as one of the brightest musical lights of recent generations. Her music has become a standard to which others are compared and which many aspire to copy, but its inventiveness and ineffable spirit make it decidedly her own. Explore the musical magnificence of Joni Mitchell.
This is the fourth Joni Mitchell album I purchased back in the early 1970's. This album gave new meaning to the word "blue". she allowed us to touch her soul thru her music and so many of us connected to her because of that. surely you've touched mine. because surely you've touched mine.
Joni Mitchell in December 1967 before the release of her first album Crosby said, ‘I want you to meet this girl. I was back in the Monterey area for a little bi. I said, ‘Grab your guitar, I’ll take some pictures of yo. Tom Gundelfinger O'Neal, The National Press Club. Because I could drink a case of you and still be on my feet. Cati Villela - García. Joni Mitchell's Long Battle With "Male Egos". Folk Music Music Songs Her Music Music Icon Music Videos Beautiful Songs Beautiful People Christmas Music Music Artists.
Hejira is the first Joni Mitchell album that features Jaco Pastorius. The musical relationship between the two started when Mitchell was about to begin recording the album. Robben Ford, LA Express’s guitar player, played her Jaco’s first solo record in 1976 and introduced Joni to the album. Joni loved the bass playing and asked Jaco to come to the studio to play on some of the songs later to appear in Hejira. Joni Mitchell and Jaco Pastorius 1979
Joni Mitchell once called fame "a glamorous misunderstanding. As America's finest living Canadian songwriter (tied with Neil Young), few musicians have understood its nature so well. In the 1960s and 70s, Mitchell was Mary Magdalene to Dylan's folk-rock messiah, making music that was bittersweet and relatable, carrying what Dylan begat even further. Her voice is newly elastic and expressive, and it's the first record where she sounds like she might actually be fun to hang out with. Ladies also features her generation-defining "Woodstock", "The Circle Game" (Mitchell's answer back to Neil Young's nostalgic "Sugar Mountain"), and her blustery gentrification sing-along, "Big Yellow Taxi".
Joni Mitchell told Rolling Stone in 1979: The Blue album, there’s hardly a dishonest note in the vocals. At that period of my life, I had no personal defenses. I felt like a cellophane wrapper on a pack of cigarettes. I felt like I had absolutely no secrets from the world, and I couldn’t pretend in my life to be strong. With song after song of regrets and sorrow, this may be the ultimate breakup album. Its whispery minimalism is also Mitchell’s greatest musical achievement
|A1||I Had A King||3:37|
|A4||Both Sides, Now||4:30|
|A6||Big Yellow Taxi||2:16|
|B2||The Circle Game||4:50|
|B3||My Old Man||3:33|
|B6||This Flight Tonight||2:50|
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