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Joni Mitchell / Ladies Of The Canyon LP Vinyl
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Joni Mitchell / Ladies Of The Canyon LP Vinyl

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Joni Mitchell 'Ladies Of The Canyon' LP Vinyl

A singer, composer and lyricist of exceptional talent and unmatched influence, Joni Mitchell has crafted an extraordinary body of work spanning more than 40 years and is widely regarded as one of the brightest musical lights of recent generations. Fans, fellow musicians and critics have delighted in an ever-evolving creative journey, with songs both universal and profoundly personal. 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 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) to the plummy, sumptuous title track (a celebration of creativity in all its manifestations). This album is yet another essential listen in Mitchell's recorded canon.

No longer the wistful folkie, Joni had by now joined the late 60s rock fraternity through her association with Graham Nash. Her lyrics had acquired an originality, which she expanded on Blue and For The Roses, but it was the quality of the songs that made them classics of the era. "For Free" was recorded by David Crosby and the re-formed Byrds, and CSNY turned "Woodstock" into a full-blown rock number. Joni's own definitive stamp remains on the much-covered "The Circle Game," the ecology-conscious "Big Yellow Taxi" and "Willy," her song for her then 'old man' Nash.

Tracklisting:

A1        Morning Morgantown
A2        For Free
A3        Conversation
A4        Ladies Of The Canyon
A5        Willie
A6        The Arrangement

B1        Rainy Night House
B2        The Priest
B3        Blue Boy
B4        Big Yellow Taxi
B5        Woodstock
B6        The Circle Game