Joni Mitchell – Ladies of the Canyon

Joni Mitchell - Ladies Of The Canyon

Though Joni Mitchell, and the sing-song writer segment in general, is not listed as my favourite genre, I will take this album in my celebration list. Most of all because her relation to the next coming album with Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young. Mitchell and the band had a long friendship and also musical relationship. Beside that it’s a well composed and easy listening album I enjoyed re-listening here at this 50 years birthday.

Ladies of the Canyon is her third studio album, released on and recorded at  A&M Studios in Los Angeles, 1969/1970. It had it’s peak at the Billboard 200 as number 27 and was a certified platinum record by RIAA.

Joni Mitchell — vocals, guitars, keyboards, cover illustration
Teresa Adams — cello
Paul Horn — clarinet, flute
Jim Horn — baritone saxophone
Milt Holland — percussion
The Lookout Mountain United Downstairs Choir

Tracklist

Side one:

Morning Morgantown 3:12
For Free 4:31
Conversation 4:21
Ladies of the Canyon 3:32
Willy 3:00
The Arrangement 3:32

Side two:

Rainy Night House 3:22
The Priest 3:39
Blue Boy 2:53
Big Yellow Taxi 2:16
Woodstock 5:25
The Circle Game 4:50

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