Joni Mitchell’s ‘Song to a Seagull’ is her debut album (also titled ‘Joni Mitchell’) produced by David Crosby and released in March 1968 by Reprise.
Track Listing : 1.I Had A King (Joni Mitchell) – 03:37 . 2.Michael From Mountains (Joni Mitchell) – 03:41 . 3.Night In The City (Joni Mitchell) – 02:30 . 4.Marcie (Joni Mitchell) – 04:35 . 5.Nathan La Franeer (Joni Mitchell) – 03:18 . 6.Sisotowbell Lane (Joni Mitchell) – 04:05 . 7.The Dawntreader (Joni Mitchell) – 05:04 . 8.The Pirate Of Penance (Joni Mitchell) – 02:44 . 9.Song To A Seagull (Joni Mitchell) – 03:51 . 10.Cactus Tree (Joni Mitchell) – 04:35
Musicians : Joni Mitchell – Guitar, Piano, Vocals . Stephen Stills – Bass On (3) . Lee Keefer – Banshee
Production : Produced By David Crosby . Art Cryst – Engineer
Package : Joni Mitchell – Artwork . Mark Roth – Photography . Ed Thrasher – Art Direction
Recorded Late 1967.
Released In March 1968 By Reprise.
Then, however, the second listen is less painful because you start feeling that there’s something intriguing about itand anyway, if it were flat-out stinkin’ bad, you wouldn’t actually even want to put it on for the second time, which you do. And then… […]
To a lesser extent, we can also consider her vocals. Her voice is strangely detached emotionally. She showcases a whisper going to a strong tenor in a few simple swoops, showing dexterity. She doesn’t seem to be inside the songs rather a story-teller in the folk tradition. […]
Unusual in her oeuvre are the overlapping dialogue prose manner of “The Pirate of Penance” and the jaunty honky tonk stylings of “Night in the City.” Mitchell sings in a light, gossamer, at times diffident manner; vocal harmony is sparingly employed here. […]