Drawn to all things The songs of Joni Mitchell
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Drawn to all things The songs of Joni Mitchell

1 July 2008

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  Song Title
Moon at the window
night in the city
Edith and the kingpin
Harlem in Havana
A case of you
Chelsea morning
Love or money
Talk to me
Night ride home
Both sides now
Stay in touch

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 July 2008
  • Label: Linn Records
  • Copyright: 2006 Linn Records Ltd
  • Total Length: 1:02:22
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  • ASIN: B001FDBQ68
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,968 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Joni would be proud! 10 Dec 2006
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album never having heard of Ian Shaw previously. My main reason for purchase was 1. I'm a big Joni Mitchell fan and was curious to hear how anyone could take on such personal songs (that I couldn't imagine anyone but Joni Mitchell singing) and 2. Being on Linn Records you know it's going to be a great quality recording.

When I put this into my SACD player the qulaity on the multi-channel layer knowocked me out - it's not a 'bells and whistles' mix - the surround being used mainly for ambience, but oh how Mr. Shaw's vocals jump out at you. The sub on the double bass is just right also.

Most importantly though Ian Shaws interpretation of the Joni Mitchell songs are exquisite (dare I say it I prefer this version of Edith and The Kingpin to the original). Something quite new is brought to each song with Ian Shaw being totally in control of these songs that I thought previously could not and should not be covered. The musicianship on the album is something to be admired as well with Richard Cottle figuring heavily on keyboards (a fellow welshman who played on many hits of the 80's working with 'clever' trevor horn).

What more can I say except one of those rare gems that you buy almost by chance and it turn out to be one of your favourite albums.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I hope Joni has heard this album 4 Jan 2007
Format:Audio CD
I am usually disappointed by covers of original songs and never thought anyone could better Joni's own versions but Ian has triumphed on this album. 'A case of you' is one of the most emotional songs I have ever heard.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ian Shaw delivers.... 29 May 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is the best collection of songs Ian Shaw has produced to date, by a country mile.

Not that there is much wrong with his earlier recordings, especially "Famous Rainy Day", but to actually IMPROVE on the damn near perfect Joni Mitchell originals here is a very impressive feat.

In my view, this is Ian Shaw's first "grown up" album, combining his exquisite, soulful voice and tasteful, understated piano accompaniment with some storming musicianship from the top drawer of UK jazz - Guy Barker and the Right Honourable Nigel Hitchcock add some scorching solos.

Please buy this record - and when you play it and you like it, go and watch him live - he's even better live!

Not that I'm a fan or anything....
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Joni Mitchell covers album 5 April 2006
By Brian
Format:Audio CD
I've just bought this album and have fallen in love with it! Ian Shaw is a great singer so I was always going to buy this album, but I was surprised by how much I liked the Joni Mitchell covers. I've never been a big Joni fan but these songs are amazing sung by Shaw. I could listen to 'A case of you' over and over again - it is so beautiful (and my wife's favourite) and I also adore 'Night in the City' and 'Barangrill'. Great guest artists as well and some superb arrangements with lots of variety in style. All in all a must-have album. Love it.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soul food for healthy living! 20 Dec 2006
Format:Audio CD
For all who value good music along with food, drink and clean air as essentials ingredients of a well balanced life, Ian Shaw will enrich your days as only a few can.

Singing and piano playing at Leonardo levels of artistic genius is by definition rare, and I defy anyone to listen to this album without being captivated.

The songs are great - Joni Mitchell is another who doesn't do average - and Shaw's take on them is always orignal and yet seems perfectly fitting.

I was left feeling, as with Shaw's earlier works, that maybe this is how the composer meant them to sound.

If you haven't heard him, or even heard of him, don't delay - buy today!
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