Joni Mitchell ‘s ‘Shadows and Light’

Joni Mitchell ‘s ‘Shadows and Light’ is a double live album released in September 1979 and recorded with Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Michael Brecker and others and released in September 1980 by Asylum.

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Track listing : 1.Introduction (Joni Mitchell) – 01:51 . 2.In France They Kiss on Main Street (Joni Mitchell) – 04:14 . 3.Edith and the Kingpin (Joni Mitchell) – 04:10 . 4.Coyote (Joni Mitchell) – 04:58 . 5.Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (Charles Mingus,Joni Mitchell) – 06:02 . 6.The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines (Joni Mitchell, Charles Mingus) – 04:37 . 7.Amelia (Joni Mitchell) – 06:40 . 8.Pat’s Solo (Pat Metheny) – 03:09 . 9.Hejira (Joni Mitchell) – 07:42 . 10.Black Crow (Joni Mitchell) – 03:52 . 11.Don’s Solo (Don Alias) – 03:55 . 12.Dreamland (Joni Mitchell) – 04:49 . 13.Free Man in Paris (Joni Mitchell) – 03:22 . 14.Band Introduction (Joni Mitchell) – 00:52 . 15.Furry Sings the Blues (Joni Mitchell) – 05:14 . 16.Why Do Fools Fall in Love (Frankie Lymon, Morris Levy) – 02:53 . 17.Shadows and Light (Joni Mitchell) – 05:23 . 18.God Must Be a Boogie Man – 05:03 . 19.Woodstock (Joni Mitchell) – 05:10 .

Musicians : Joni Mitchell – electric guitar, vocals . Pat Metheny – lead guitar . Jaco Pastorius – bass . Don Alias – drums . Lyle Mays – keyboards . Michael Brecker – saxophone . The Persuasions – backing vocals on (16 – 17) . Toller Cranston – skates .

Production Produced by Joni Mitchell . Andy Johns – engineer . Skip Cottrell – Mixing . Bernie Grundman – Mastering . Stephen Innocenzi – Mastering .

Package : Glen Christensen – Art Direction, Photography .

Recorded in September 1979 at Santa Barbara County Bowl .

Released in September 1980 by Asylum.

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