Joni Mitchell releases her debut album ‘Song to a Seagull,’ produced by David Crosby (1968)

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.

(Source Joni Mitchell‘s ‘Song to a Seagull’ | Official Site)

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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. […]


Joni Mitchell‘s ‘Song to a Seagull’