JONI MITCHELL 'CARNEGIE HALL 1972' (The New York Broadcast) CD (2nd October 2020)
RELEASED 2nd October 2020
STUNNING BROADCAST RECORDING FROM JONI MITCHELL'S BLUE TOUR
Despite the success of her first three albums, in January 1970 Joni Mitchell decided to break from performing, and set off on a lengthy vacation around Europe. While on the island of Crete she wrote many of the songs that would appear on her fourth L.P., Blue.
Critically and commercially successful on release, today Blue is generally regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time; Mitchell's songwriting and compositions are frequent areas of praise. In January 2000, The New York Times chose Blue as one of the 25 albums that represented "turning points and pinnacles in 20th-century popular music." Following the huge success and popularity of Blue, Mitchell went back out on tour where she presented new songs alongside many numbers from both Blue and from her earlier records - which would appear on her next album, her fifth, For the Roses. This L.P. was released in October 1972.
But eight months earlier, Joni Mitchell performed at New York's prestigious Carnegie Hall where she put on a stunning show which indeed featured numbers from all of her records to date, and from the upcoming For The Roses.
Previously unreleased, this superb concert was recorded for live FM Broadcast and it is this recording that is now featured on this new CD, making this essential period in Joni's career finally represented by a live album.
1. This Flight Tonight 3:38 2. Electricity 3:24 3. Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire 5:34 4. Big Yellow Taxi 2:57 5. Blue 2:47 6. For Free 4:23 7. Banquet 3:31 8. All I Want 4:57 9. A Case Of You 4:36 10. Story About Carey 1:21 11. Carey 3:22 12. Lesson In Survival 3:13 13. Woodstock 4:24 14. You Turn Me On I m A Radio 4:05 15. For The Roses 4:04 16. Both Sides Now 5:31 17. My Old Man 5:43 18. The Circle Game 5:47