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Joni Mitchell Starring at Troubadour

Live Review by Stephen M H Braitman, Van Nuys News, January 1969

THE CROWD was larger, more expectant this time, as they waited for Joni Mitchell to mount the Troubadour stage Tuesday night and begin her return ...

Joni Mitchell: The Renaissance Woman

Interview by Robin Eggar, Sunday Times, February 2007

At last the times have caught up with Joni Mitchell – musician, artist and now inspiration for a ballet ...

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Joni Mitchell at 50 (1994)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, September 1994

The First Lady of the Canyon looks at her past and present, from her Canadian youth through the Canyon days, the nightmare of the '80s and to her place in 1994. Songs, places, lovers, friends, gender and politics. Oh, and Bob Dylan's bad breath.

File format: mp3; in 4 parts, total file sizes: 111.4mb, total interview length: 2h 1' 41" sound quality: ***

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Joni Mitchell Sings Own Songs In Debut At Troubadour Nitery

Live Review by Stephen M H Braitman, Van Nuys News, June 1968

MANY OF THE current crop of popular folk singers today have used the songs of Joni Mitchell in their rise to the top. Now, young ...

Joni, The Seagull From Saskatoon

Interview by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, September 1968

TALKING TO Joni Mitchell about her songs is rather like talking to someone you just met about the most intimate secrets of her life. Like ...

Joni Mitchell, Al Stewart, The Johnstons: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, October 1968

OPENERS AT Roy Guest's "Festival of Contemporary Song" at the Royal Festival Hall on Saturday, the Johnstons, finished their set with Joni Mitchell's 'Both Sides ...

The Way We Are Today

Book Excerpt by Paul Williams, The Age of Rock, 1969

Joni Mitchell: Joni Mitchell (Reprise)Earth Opera: Earth Opera (Elektra) ...

Joni Mitchell

Profile and Interview by uncredited writer, Rolling Stone, May 1969

FOLK MUSIC, which pushed rock and roll into the arena of the serious with protest lyrics and blendings of Dylan and the Byrds back in ...

Joni Mitchell: Clouds

Review by Geoffrey Cannon, Guardian, The, June 1969

JONI MITCHELL has written songs for Tom Rush, and the Fairport Convention have used her songs on both their albums. ...

Joni Mitchell

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, January 1970

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Joni Still Feels The Pull Of The Country

Report and Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Melody Maker, January 1970

CANADIAN FOLK singer Joni Mitchell this week denied rumours that she would be retiring after her Royal Festival Hall concert on January 17th. ...

Joni Mitchell: Let's Make Life More Romantic

Profile and Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Melody Maker, June 1970

JONI MITCHELL is a poet whose time has come. Because she uses the vehicle of music, her words and thoughts reach out to countless minds. ...

Joni Mitchell

Report by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, July 1970

JONI MITCHELL is a beautiful lady, one who write and sings songs born from the depths of her experience, a word painter who shows us ...

The Isle of Wight Festival: Five Days That Rocked Britain

Report by Chris Welch, Michael Watts, Richard Williams, Mark Plummer, Melody Maker, September 1970

MM's Richard Williams, Chris Welch, Michael Watts and Mark Plummer present a five-page report on an amazing weekend of music and other scenes... ...

The Isle of Wight Festival: 5 Days of Peace, Music and Love

Report by uncredited writer, Mick Farren, International Times, September 1970

2011 note: this report on the 1970 IoW festival is led off by Mick Farren but includes contributions by other, unnamed IT writers. The title ...

Joni Mitchell in with James

Report by Penny Valentine, Sounds, October 1970

JONI MITCHELL flew into London last Sunday – with James Taylor the man with whom she is being romantically linked. ...

Joni Mitchell: For The Roses

Review by Penny Valentine, Sounds, 1972

IN A VAST, empty, wild beach a blonde girl sits in the breakers and watches the sea rolling endlessly into the sand. There are seagulls ...

Joni Mitchell: Royal Festival Hall, London,

Live Review by Penny Valentine, Sounds, May 1972

Saturday night was Cup Final day in London and – in passing – the last time the crowd joined for ‘Abide With Me’ at Wembley. ...

Joni Mitchell: An Interview (part 1)

Interview by Penny Valentine, Sounds, June 1972

THE LADY WHO walks on eggs is sitting in her hotel suite overlooking St. James' Park with her legs tucked up, her chin resting on ...

Joni Mitchell: An Interview (part 2)

Interview by Penny Valentine, Sounds, June 1972

LAST WEEK Joni Mitchell spoke for the first time in over two years about why she virtually "retired" from the music scene during a period ...

Joni Mitchell: For The Roses

Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, December 1972

MORE SONGS OF transient euphoria and stabbing loss, played out against an ambiguous background of relentless fatalism and constant hope, mingled in approximately equal proportions, ...

Joni Mitchell: The Troubadour, Los Angeles

Live Review by Steven Rosen, Sounds, December 1972

Steve Rosen reports from the West Coast ...

Joni Mitchell: A Tender Dignity

Guide by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, January 1973

ONE DAY, many years ago, Al Kooper went home with a blonde Canadian chick who used to hang out with the Blues Project. In the ...

The Voice of Woman: Joni Mitchell

Comment by Penny Valentine, Sounds, February 1973

I am on a lonely road and I am travellingLooking for the key to set me free . . . ...

Joni Mitchell: For The Roses

Review by Michael Gray, Let It Rock, March 1973

THIS IS ONE of those albums which makes me feel I should apologise to the artist concerned for previously undervaluing her work. Even as late ...

Joni Mitchell: Court and Spark (Asylum)

Review by Loraine Alterman, New York Times, The, 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 ...

Joni Mitchell and Tom Scott: Lost Innocence with a Rock and Roll Band

Report and Interview by Barbara Charone, New Musical Express, February 1974

JONI MITCHELL, no longer an innocent folkie, has turned her back on the garden for rockier pastures. Yep the times certainly are changing. ...

Joni Mitchell: New Victoria, London

Live Review by Mick Gold, Let It Rock, June 1974

WHEN JONI MITCHELL sang in a cinema next to Victoria Station, her entire audience fell in love with her three nights running. For weeks afterwards ...

Tom Scott: Joni's Spark

Interview by David Rensin, Rolling Stone, August 1974

LOS ANGELES – Mention the name Tom Scott in jazz circles and recognition is immediate: The 25-year-old horn-playing prodigy from Southern California is well known ...

Joni Mitchell: Wembley Stadium, London

Live Review by Barbara Charone, Sounds, September 1974

IN CONCERT, Joni Mitchell is one of those rare performers whose sophisticated charisma and fairy-tale personality reach the inner emotions of her audience. ...

Joni Mitchell: Miles Of Aisles

Review by Tom Nolan, Phonograph Record, January 1975

THE TWO MOST annoying things (to me) about Joni Mitchell in the early years of her career were her songs, which often seemed impersonal, shallow ...

Joni Mitchell

Essay by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, January 1975

Question: what well-known biped possesses an upper-register vocalic system, is pleasant to look upon, and is almost universally misunderstood and/or patronised? Answer: any Rock 'n ...

Joni Mitchell: Miles of Aisles (Asylum)

Review by Wayne Robins, Creem, March 1975

"JONI, YOU'VE GOT more class than Mick Jagger, Richard Nixon or Gomer Pyle combined," a male Joni junkie interjects after ‘Cold Blue Steel and Sweet ...

Joni Mitchell: Hostess Twinkies for Your Dreams

Live Review by Michael Gross, Swank, 1976

Joni Mitchell: Nassau Coliseum, NYC ...

The Band's "Last Waltz": Winterland, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Stephen M H Braitman, Phonograph Record, December 1976

WHEN THE announcement came, 5,000 tickets at $25 each were sold out almost immediately. This was the final show, "The Last Waltz." The Band — ...

Joni Mitchell Meets Don Juan's Reckless Daughter

Report by Wesley Strick, Circus, March 1978

NINETEEN SEVENTY EIGHT is a watershed year for Joni Mitchell; Don Juan's Reckless Daughter (Asylum) is the superlative singer-songwriter's tenth album; its release marks the ...

Joni Mitchell: Mingus

Review by Michael Watts, Melody Maker, June 1979

THE CONCEPT of Joni Mitchell singing Charles Mingus, the late and very great jazzman, is eccentric but not illogical. For her it is the culmination ...

Joni Mitchell: Mingus

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, June 1979

IF INTENTION automatically equalled success then this would be one hell of an album. As it is, it's beautifully recorded, self-consciously precious, a maddeningly white ...

Joni Mitchell: Shadows and Light

Review by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, September 1980

LIKE, A Rolling Stone picnic or something more in touch with these headachey contemporary days? ...

Joni Mitchell: Wild Things Run Fast

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, November 1982

A YEAR before her 40th birthday, the great romantic of rock music undoes her locket once more. Three years have passed since Mingus and ...

Joni Mitchell: Wild Things Run Fast

Review by Dave Zimmer, BAM, December 1982

JONI MITCHELL'S in love. At least she was while writing and recording Wild Things Run Fast. You can hear it in the loose and easy ...

Joni Mitchell: Wembley Arena

Live Review by Mary Harron, Guardian, The, April 1983

WITH JONI Mitchell, the music and the life are inseparable. As a confessional songwriter the appeal is based on identification; with those of us who ...

Joni Mitchell: Jones Beach Theater, New York

Live Review by Wayne Robins, Newsday, July 1983

DURING THE COURSE of her unpredictable but resilient career, Joni Mitchell has been the dewy-eyed sophomore, the slit-eyed hipster, the clear-eyed visionary. Her songs of ...

Joni Mitchell: The Travailer's Tale

Review and Interview by Mick Brown, Times, The, November 1985

At 41, Joni Mitchell remains to all appearances, very much the idealistic woman who embodied an era of pop music at its most wistfully self-absorbed ...

Joni Mitchell: Dog Eat Dog

Review and Interview by Adam Sweeting, Melody Maker, January 1986

THEY'VE ALL all been coming out of the woodwork this past year, the artists who'd never deign to speak to anyone - ole Neil, Dylan ...

Joni Mitchell: Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, May 1988

She's danced to the beat of her own drum all the way from Laurel Canyon to uptown Los Angeles. Joni Mitchell talks about her life, ...

Joni Mitchell: Chalk Mark In A Rain Storm

Review and Interview by Ben Fong-Torres, Chatelaine, June 1988

Joni Mitchell was a folk star in the '70s, ignored in the '80s when she turned to jazz. Her new album, which tackles everything from ...

Idol Talk: Joni Mitchell

Interview by Sean O'Hagan, New Musical Express, June 1988

"THE POET is the vainest of the vain, even before the ugliest of water buffalo doth he fan his tail." ...

A Joni Mitchell Interview

Interview by Robert Sandall, Sunday Times, September 1990

"WHAT DO I THINK of the new Joni Mitchells?" Joni Mitchell grins, sucks appreciatively on another cigarette and thinks hard, as she often does, before ...

Joni Mitchell: Conversation with a Wandering Dreamer

Review and Interview by David Sinclair, Times, The, February 1991

WITHIN 60 SECONDS of setting eyes on me, Joni Mitchell has started telling me about her dreams. I am spared details, but she insists that ...

Joni Mitchell: Lookin' Good, Sister

Interview by Mick Brown, Daily Telegraph, February 1991

THE HAIR still tumbles to the shoulders, sunshine blonde; the smile is as winsome as ever; the perfect bone-structure remains, well, perfect. ...

Joni Mitchell: Joni Rides Home

Interview by Adam Sweeting, Vox, April 1991

JONI MITCHELL MAY HAVE CUT HER MUSICAL TEETH DURING THE ERA OF LOVE AND PEACE BUT SHE TAKES NONE TOO KINDLY TO COMPARISONS WITH TODAY'S ...

Joni Mitchell: Our Lady of Sorrows

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, December 1994

SHE ALMOST bounds into the room, this dowager duchess of American rock, fresh from whooping it up for Mojo's photographer on the street outside manager ...

Both Sides Now: Joni Mitchell's Hits and Misses

Review by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, November 1996

* First-ever attempt to compile a "best of" the former Roberta Joan Anderson.* Simultaneously released albums of "hits" - songs successful either for Mitchell or ...

Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison at the Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, Los Angeles

Live Review by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, July 1998

Set List Van Morrison: Sweet Thing/You Make Me Feel So Free/Burning Ground/It Once Was My Life/Cleaning Windows/Vanlose Stairway/That's Life/Days Like This/Sometimes We Cry/Moondance/This Weight/Tupelo Honey/Why ...

The Unfiltered Joni Mitchell

Interview by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, August 1998

IT'S A SATURDAY NIGHT IN Burbank, California, and perhaps 200 invited guests are sitting in a circular arrangement of plush chairs, overstuffed sofas, even cross-legged ...

Rock 100: Joni Mitchell

Book Excerpt by David Dalton, Lenny Kaye, Cooper Square Books (reissue), 1999

I was born in Fort Macleod, Alberta, in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies – an area of extreme temperatures and mirages. When I was ...

A Crown Jewel of a Show: King Bob and Queen Joni

Essay by Al Aronowitz, Blacklisted Journalist, The, March 1999

I REALLY WOULDN'T know what to say to Bob Dylan if I bumped into him again. I suppose I could talk about our one-time mutual ...

Joni Mitchell: Both Sides Now

Review by Gerrie Lim, BigO, April 2000

TO PUT IT MILDLY, the new year's most surprising new album has arrived. And it comes from Joni Mitchell, the woman who wrote Woodstock and ...

Joni Mitchell's Dull Twist On Standards

Live Review by Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, May 2000

Nobody sings Joni Mitchell like Joni Mitchell. ...

Queen Joni Approximately

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, January 2004

Raised in Canada, Joni Mitchell found her way to California in 1968. Barney Hoskyns on the crowning of a canyon princess. ...

Joni Mitchell: How 'Free Man In Paris' came along

Interview by Johnny Black, Blender, September 2004

WHEN Joni Mitchell played the finished tapes of her 1974 album Court and Spark for her Asylum Records labelmate Bob Dylan, the venerated spokesman of ...

Joni Mitchell

Retrospective by Jim Irvin, Word, The, March 2005

Nine was a memorable age for Roberta Joan Anderson. Three things occurred that year, more than 50 years ago, which affect her to this day: ...

How Joni Mitchell Got Her Groove Back

Interview by 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 ...

Joni Mitchell: Shine

Review by Barney Hoskyns, eMusic.com, November 2007

JONI MITCHELL declared in 2002 that she was done with the music biz and would never, ever, make another album. I can't have been the ...

Joni Mitchell Memories

Comment by Ellen Sander, Rock's Backpages, October 2012

I WAS driving Stephen Stills to a CSN recording session, it must've been 1969, and the subject of Joni Mitchell came up. ...

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