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Joni Mitchell Audio CD
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When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century. Uncompromising and iconoclastic, Mitchell confounded expectations at every turn; restlessly innovative, her music evolved from deeply personal folk stylings into pop, jazz, avant-garde, and even world music, presaging the multicultural experimentation of the ... Read more in Amazon's Joni Mitchell Store

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  • Audio CD (7 Oct 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Reprise
  • ASIN: B000002N9Z
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,248 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Urge For Going 5:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Chelsea Morning 2:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Big Yellow Taxi 2:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Woodstock 5:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Circle Game 4:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Carey 3:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. California 3:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. You Turn Me On I'm A Radio 2:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Raised On Robbery 3:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Help Me 3:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Free Man In Paris 3:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. River 4:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Chinese Cafe/Unchained Melody 5:19Album Only
Listen14. Come In From the Cold 7:28Album Only
Listen15. Both Sides Now 4:34£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Remastered 15 track best of, incl her classic easly singles plus key album tracks. Selected by Joni.


She has only had a few bona fide hits, but after almost 30 years, she's finally delivered a 15-song compilation of her signature songs that will be a CD point-of-departure for casual fans and newcomers well into the new millennium. The companion Misses volume is an intriguing curio that might rather more generously have been marketed as a bonus disc. --Jeff Bateman

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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 1 Sep 2002
Format:Audio CD
Having never really heard much of Joni's music before I went out on a limb and gave this CD a go and have not regretted it. This album shows her amazing songwriting ability in a number of different genres, capturing the attitude of the 1960s perfectly using a voice that is soft but full of attitude and an acoustic guitar. The songs are raw and relatively underproduced which highlights the atmospheric lyrics and singing. She swings with some aplomb between folk music (Urge for Going), soft rock (Raised on robbery), pop (You turn me on), easy listening (Both sides now)and creates her own emotional genre (Chinese Cafe, Come in from the cold). All her classics are on this album from Woodstock to Big Yellow Taxi and some other songs that I bet you didn't know she wrote. Takes a couple of listens to get into but once you do you'll never look back.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect 1 April 2005
Format:Audio CD
This cd is absolutely perfect for new and old fans of Joni Mitchell. She is one of the best singer/songwriter's ever and this cd is some of her best songs. I listened to the whole album the first day I got it and can't leave it alone. Her songs are moving and beautiful. If you're interested in Joni Mitchell buy this cd!
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Start your Joni Mitchell collection here 23 Feb 2003
By Amazon Customer #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Joni was never a singles artist. Hits have been few and far between, in whatever country you care to name. Yet her albums have always sold well, and some of her songs have become popular. This compilation of her best songs could be called Best of, or Classics, or even Gold, but not Hits. There aren't many of those. Some might have been hits if they had been covered by other artists, as Woodstock and Both sides now. While Joni has a lovely, clear voice, her style of music never fitted the singles market.
The most famous song here is surely Both sides now, which has been covered by many singers since Judy Collins had a hit with it. Legend has it that Joni rang Judy in the small hours one morning and sang it to her, begging her to record. Neither of them were especially well known at the time, but Judy was more widely recognised than Joni. After the song became a big hit (in Britain and America), both quickly established themselves. Judy also covered Chelsea morning, another fine song of Joni's included here.
Woodstock, a song about the pop concert of 1969, was a British number one hit for Matthews southern comfort in 1971. They never had another hit.
Big yellow taxi was Joni's biggest hit by far - it just missed the top ten in Britain, although I must confess I'm not sure if the hit was the original studio version (included here) or a live recording. I know that it was the live version that was a hit in America.
Country singer Gail Davies did a lovely cover of You turn me on I'm a radio, but my favorite song here (apart from Both sides now) is Chinese café, a song which cleverly weaves a segment of Unchained melody into the lyrics.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars women independance 12 July 2005
Format:Audio CD
joni mitchell one of the best women songwriters ever, such deep meaning in her lyrics and vocals, that will make your hairs on the back of you're neck stand up, all the songs here are excellent not a single dud, which is cool,
it's great that you've got the lyrics too so you can understand the magic and know the actual words...
my favorites songs are chelsea morning, big yellow taxi,
woodstock, carey, raised on robbery, free man in paris and the beautiful come in from the cold[beautiful]
i don't really like female singers but mitchell is different she has a peaceful way with words that ill leave a lump in your throat, and soothing music to make a perfect escape from reality when you're that the worlds too much,
NOT enough HITS i want more
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What can I say ? 10 May 2010
Format:Audio CD
We all need to listen to this lady at some stage in our lives so you might as well start with this one.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brief summery... 24 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
With the likes of an artist like Joni Mitchell no collection that a record company puts out is going to cover such a long and varied recording career as hers.

The "Hits" compilation tries to cover the more popular tracks from Ms Mitchell.

The songs presented here have been re-mastered by the artist herself supervising the process,as a "HDCD" (high definition compact disc),giving the tracks a rich warm sound that brings out the detail that was lost in the previous pressings of her albums on C.D.

The problem I have with this anthology is that the tracks are not in Chronological order.
The running order is all over the place historically,we start with an early recording from 1967 Urge for Going.

Then from the 1969 album Clouds comes the song Chelsea Morning then from the key album Ladies of the Canyon from 1970,the most popular tracks of her career Big Yellow Taxi,Woodstock and The Circle Game can be heard.

The songs Carey and California from the huge album Blue from 1971 are next in the running order, followed by the 1972 cut from For the Roses album Turn me on I'm the Radio, then from the 1974 release Court and Spark the next 3 tracks are taken Raised on Robbery Help Me and Freeman in Paris so far so good. Then for some strange reason the complier has put a track from Blue next,River should be after California as they are from the same seminal Joni Mitchell release Blue.

The listener then fast forwards to the 1982 collection Wild things run Fast,in this song Joni marries her own words Chinese Cafe to the classic Unchained Melody giving the listener a wonderful hybrid of a track.
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