Joni Mitchell
Ladies of the Canyon

  1 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm   

( 1970 ) - 2011 EU pressed on 180g LP = Includes the classics "Big Yellow Taxi" & "Woodstock." 1970 wonderfully varied release shows a number of new tendencies in Joni Mitchell's work, some would come to fuller fruition on subsequent albums, includes cla

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Release date 28-04-2011 (Originally released in 1970)

2011 EU pressed on 180gram VINYL LP -Joni's 3rd longplayer  wonderfully varied release shows a number of new tendencies in Joni Mitchell's work, some of which would come to fuller fruition on subsequent albums, includes the classics  "Big Yellow Taxi" & "Woodstock."

Its title refers to Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, a center of popular music culture in Los Angeles during the sixties. 

Tracks
A1 Morning Morgantown
A2 For Free
A3 Conversation
A4 Ladies of the Canyon
A5 Willy
A6 The Arrangement

A1 Rainy Night House
A2 The Priest
A3 Blue Boy
A4 Big Yellow Taxi
A5 Woodstock
A6 The Circle Game

Joni Mitchell's third release found her moving away from the wistful folk of her debut and CLOUDS, branching out into the progressive pop and jazz elements that would define her best work. The bright, poppy "Big Yellow Taxi," the album's single, is here, as is her epoch-defining "Woodstock," a soulful, stirring song about the 1969 rock festival that was later covered by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. But the material on LADIES OF THE CANYON is uniformly strong, demonstrating the mature style and vision that made her one of the leading voices of the '70s.

On songs like, "Conversation" and the title cut, Mitchell's lyrics begin to turn toward to the quirky, personal poetry of interior landscapes, focusing with a writer's eye on scene, detail, and the dynamics of human relationships. Her instrumental palette is broadened too, with colorful, textured arrangements that make greater use of piano, as well as strings, reeds, electric keyboards, and percussion. Some songs, like the sweet, chiming "The Circle Game," seem a bit naïve, but these are counterbalanced with darker songs like "The Arrangement," a stark ballad. In all, LADIES OF THE CANYON was Mitchell's first classic album, one that helped pave the way for its watershed successor, BLUE.

Personnel: 
Joni Mitchell (vocals, guitar, piano);
Theresa Adams (cello); 
Paul Horn (flute, clarinet); 
Jim Horn (baritone saxophone); 
Milt Holland (percussion).



 


Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Label: Rhino
Originally released: 1970
This release: 2009
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