Joni Mitchell releases ‘Ladies of the Canyon’ featuring ‘Big Yellow Taxi’, ‘Woodstock’ & ‘The Circle Game’ (1970)

Joni Mitchell’s ‘Ladies of the Canyon’ feat. ‘Big Yellow Taxi’, ‘Woodstock’ and ‘The Circle Game’ is her third album released in March 1970 by Reprise.

Track Listing : 1.Morning Morgantown (Joni Mitchell) – 03:12 . 2.For Free (Joni Mitchell) – 04:31 . 3.Conversation (Joni Mitchell) – 04:21 . 4.Ladies Of The Canyon (Joni Mitchell) – 03:32 . 5.Willy (Joni Mitchell) – 03:00 . 6.The Arrangement (Joni Mitchell) – 03:32 . 7.Rainy Night House (Joni Mitchell) – 03:22 . 8.The Priest (Joni Mitchell) – 03:39 . 9.Blue Boy (Joni Mitchell) – 02:53 . 10.Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell) – 02:16 . 11.Woodstock (Joni Mitchell) – 05:25 . 12.The Circle Game (Joni Mitchell) – 04:50

Musicians : Joni Mitchell – Guitar, Piano, Vocals . Teresa Adams – Cello . Paul Horn – Clarinet, Flute . Jim Horn – Baritone Saxophone . Milt Holland – Percussion . The Saskatunes – Bop Vocals . The Lookout Mountain United Downstairs Choir – Chorus On (12)

Production : Produced By Joni Mitchell . Henry Lewy – Engineer

Package : Joni Mitchell – Cover Design

Recorded 1969 – 1970 At A&M Studios, Los Angeles.

ReleasedIn March 1970 By Reprise.


Rolling Stone
Plus the fact that Joni has now mastered the piano to the point where she employs it rather than guitar on nearly half the cuts — she plays it shrilly with a lot of echo and lingering notes, giving certain songs even more dimension and wideness. […]

The Guardian
Lady of the Canyon She was strange-looking, too, willowy but hip, a Scandinavian squaw with flaxen hair and big teeth and Cubist cheekbones. Men instinctively knew Joni as a peer. They also sensed a prickliness and a perfectionism. […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
Here she ventured into more complex arrangements, using woodwinds, backup vocalists and a cello. The brilliant songs are buried among songs that don’t come up to her usual high standard, ….-she covers territory from social commentary to slice-of-life descriptive to confessional, but without the authority she displays elsewhere in her (pardon the expression) oeuvre. […]


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