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Joni Mitchell: Court and Spark (Asylum)

Loraine Alterman, New York Times, 6 January 1974

JONI MITCHELL doesn't write love songs. She writes songs about love. And she is the premier explorer of the terrain. Romance and reality both work within her sensibility so that her songs honestly express the range of feelings involved in love. In Court and Spark (Asylum 5072), her sixth album in as many years, Mitchell continues to probe this vital life force, and as always she couches her keen insights in poetry that moves both the heart and the mind.

 

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