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Joni Mitchell: For The Roses

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 as Blue I liked more than respected the songs and the sound. The only track I really took heed of was 'The Last Time I Saw Richard', which was complex, articulate and well-integrated: an intelligent theme felicitously handled.

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