Joni Mitchell’s ‘Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm’

Joni Mitchell’s ‘Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm’ is her thirteenth album released on March 23, 1988 by Geffen.

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Track Listing : 1.My Secret Place (Joni Mitchell) – 05:01 . 2.Number One (Joni Mitchell) – 03:46 . 3.Lakota (Joni Mitchell, Larry Klein) – 06:25 . 4.The Tea Leaf Prophecy (Lay Down Your Arms) (Joni Mitchell, Larry Klein) – 04:49 . 5.Dancin’ Clown (Joni Mitchell) – 04:09 . 6.Cool Water (Joni Mitchell, Bob Nolan) – 05:25 . 7.The Beat Of Black Wings (Joni Mitchell) – 05:19 . 8.Snakes And Ladders (Joni Mitchell, Larry Klein) – 05:37 . 9.The Reoccurring Dream (Joni Mitchell, Larry Klein) – 03:02 . 10.A Bird That Whistles (Corrina, Corrina) (Traditional) – 02:38

Musicians : Joni Mitchell – Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Drum Programming On (7 – 8) . Manu Katché – Drums, Percussion, Talking Drum On (1 – 7), Snare Drum On (2), Background Vocals . Steven Lindsey – Organ On (2) . Larry Klein – Bass, Keyboards On (1 – 3 – 4 – 8), Congas On (6), Programming, Background Vocals On (5) . Michael Landau – Guitar On (3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 8 – 9), Background Vocals On (5) . Steve Stevens – Lead Guitar On (5) . Wayne Shorter – Saxophones On (10) . Thomas Dolby – Marimba On (5) . Peter Gabriel – Vocals On (1) . Benjamin Orr – Background Vocals On (2 – 7) . Don Henley – Background Vocals On (3 – 8) . Iron Eyes Cody – Vocals On (3) . Wendy Melvoin – Background Vocals On (4) . Lisa Coleman- Background Vocals On (4) . Billy Idol – Vocals On (5) . Tom Petty – Vocals On (5) . Julie Last – Background Vocals On (5) . Willie Nelson – Vocals On (6)

Production : Produced By Joni Mitchell, Larry Klein . David Bottrill – Engineer . Richard Cottrell – Assistant Engineer . Angus Davidson – Assistant Engineer . Chris Fuhrman – Assistant Engineer . Fred Howard – Assistant Engineer . Bill Jenkins – Assistant Engineer . Robin Lane – Assistant Engineer . Julie Last – Engineer . Henry Lewy – Engineer . Dan Marnien – Engineer, Mixing . John Payne – Assistant Engineer . Mike Shipley – Engineer, Mixing . Alan Smart – Engineer

Package : Glen Christensen – Art Direction . Joni Mitchell – Design

Recorded 1986-1987.

Released On March 23, 1988 By Geffen.

Joni Mitchell

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stylusmagazine.com
Oddly enough, though, it’s precisely Mitchell and Klein’s somewhat heavy-handed production that allows Mitchell’s singing and guests artists to show up and out without showing off. This is one warm, rich album which deserves to be thought of alongside Joni classics as Court and Spark: truly a lost classic. […]

Rolling Stone
Alluring as its surface is, though, this album doesn’t invite repeated listenings; in that sense, Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm is all too aptly named, for its pleasures simply wash away with time. […]

allmusic
Chalk Mark in a Rainstorm rarely makes these points personally enough to stir the listener and the trendy percussion sound (popular with artists like Gabriel and Kate Bush in the ’80s) is already beginning to sound dated. […]

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