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How Joni Mitchell Got Her Groove Back

Robin Eggar, Rolling Stone (Germany), May 2007

JONI MITCHELL is lost in her own music, eyes closed, head still, an American Spirit burning between her fingers. A scarcely sipped glass of red wine sits next to a bowl of cooling soup. The song is 'Shine', the putative title track of an album that was never meant to be, since in 2002 Joni announced her absolute final retirement with an attack of stiletto sharp bile on the record business.

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