Joni Mitchell ‘s ‘For the Roses is her fifth studio album released in November 1972.
Track Listing : 1.Banquet (Joni Mitchell) – 03:01 . 2.Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire (Joni Mitchell) – 04:17 . 3.Barangrill (Joni Mitchell) – 02:52 . 4.Lesson In Survival (Joni Mitchell) – 03:11 . 5.Let The Wind Carry Me (Joni Mitchell) – 03:56 . 6.For The Roses (Joni Mitchell) – 03:48 . 7.See You Sometime (Joni Mitchell) – 02:56 . 8.Electricity (Joni Mitchell) – 03:01 . 9.You Turn Me On I’M A Radio (Joni Mitchell) – 02:39 . 10.Blonde In The Bleachers (Joni Mitchell) – 02:42 . 11.Woman Of Heart And Mind (Joni Mitchell) – 02:38 . 12.Judgement Of The Moon And Stars (Ludwig’S Tune) (Joni Mitchell) – 05:19
Musicians : Joni Mitchell – Vocals, Guitar, Piano . Tom Scott – Woodwinds, Reeds . Wilton Felder – Bass . Russ Kunkel – Drums . Bobbye Hall – Percussion . Bobby Notkoff – Strings . James Burton – Electric Guitar On (2) . Graham Nash – Harmonica On (9) . Stephen Stills – Rock And Roll Band On (10)
Production : Produced By Joni Mitchell . Joe Gastwirt – Mastering . Henry Lewy – Engineer
Package : Joel Bernstein – Photography . Anthony Hudson – Art Direction
Recorded 1972 At A&M Studios, Hollywood, California.
Released In November 1972 By Asylum.
Got a hole in your heart? For the Roses will cost you about four bucks and it won’t cure you, but shit, it’s good salve. If it came in a can, was a little greasy and smelled OK, I’d rub a little on my forehead, over the prefrontal lobe, where the third eye lives. […]
Up until Roses she’d kept things minimal, here she stacked multi-tracks of impossible vocals harmonies, mimicking a horn section (“Let the Wind Carry Me”) or interpolating and dueling with jazzer sideman Tom Scott’s riffing woodwinds. […]
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Some of the chord progressions are mind-bogglingand except for “You Turn Me On I’m A Radio” (with Nash on harmonica), there’s hardly a nod towards commercial considerations (that’s a compliment). […]