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Live At The Second Fret 1966

Joni Mitchell Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (14 April 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: All Access
  • ASIN: B00IHYO584
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,995 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Little Green (Live) 6:170.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Marcie (Live) 5:590.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. London Bridge (Live) 5:430.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Ballerina Valerie (Live) 2:080.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Michael from Mountains (Live) 4:390.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Go Tell the Drummer Man (Live) 3:050.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. I Don't Know Where I Stand (Live) 3:350.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Brandy Eyes (Live) 2:390.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Winter Lady (Live) 4:280.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Mr. Blue (Live) 3:490.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Urge for Going (Live) 6:060.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Both Sides Now (Live) 4:050.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. The Circle Game (Live) 5:050.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Morning Morgantown (Live) 3:330.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. (Born To) Take the Highway (Live) 4:010.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Eastern Rain (Live) 5:280.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Song to a Seagull (Live) 4:280.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Night in the City (Live) 3:340.69  Buy MP3 

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This outstanding recording preserves one of Jonis superb early North American gigs, a performance at the intimate Second Fret Club in Philadelphia, captured by the citys Temple University radio station, WRTI, in November 1966 and broadcast across the local area. She clearly enjoyed playing at the tiny club and returned there several times the following year for further performances. Despite the undeniably excellent quality of her writing, many of the songs performed were destined to remain unreleased on record for several years. Just four made it onto the eponymously entitled debut album (also known as Song to a Seagull) issued by Reprise Records; Marcie, Michael from Mountains, Song to a Seagull and Night in the City. Released just over a year later, Clouds is represented here by I Dont Know Where I Stand and the oft-covered Both Sides Now, a stunning composition destined to become a much-loved classic. Although dozens of artists have regularly covered Jonis material across the decades, one astute group who early-on drew heavily on her body of work when searching for material was Englands Fairport Convention. During the late 1960s they recorded their own versions of no less than five of the numbers performed here: Marcie, I Dont Know Where I Stand, Both Sides Now, Eastern Rain and Night in the City. Judy Collins was another regular champion of Jonis work in those early days, cutting her own versions of Both Sides Now (with which she had a 1968 hit single on both sides of the Atlantic), Michael from Mountains and Chelsea Morning. Both The Circle Game and Morning Morgantown were destined to remain unreleased as studio records for almost four years, until they appeared on 1970s Ladies of the Canyon. The set-opener meanwhile, Little Green, appeared, finally, on one of Jonis best-known albums, Blue, released in June 1971, and is particularly notable in that it was written about the daughter Joni had given up for adoption in 1965, and whose existence was not made public until 1993. Joni: I was dirt poor... I had to let her go. Urge For Going, written by Joni 1966 and a hit for both Tom Rush and George Hamilton IV, remained unreleased by its composer until 1972, when it appeared as the B side to You Turn Me On Im A Radio: its first inclusion on an album was not until the Hits compilation in 1996.

Product Description

Intimate early 18 track concert recorded at the Second Fret Club in Philadelphia, feat Urge For Going, Both Sides Now, Song to a Seagull, Little Green, Eastern Rain & more

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Early Treasures 16 April 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Here's something rather special for Joni Mitchell aficionados. An 18-track set
recorded live at The Second Fret club in Philadelphia in 1966, a full two years
before the release of her debut album 'Song To A Seagull'. The concert was
broadcast on Temple University's radio station WRTI on 17/11/66. The sound
quality is surprisingly good and it's enlightening to hear how her material was
shaping up this early on in her musical career. Her voice is, as it always has
been, wonderful and the narrative segues between numbers are delightful.

It's especially interesting to hear the early version of 'Little Green', which did not
appear fully-formed on a recording until its inclusion on 'Blue' in 1972; the melody
and fluidity of the vocal line developed considerably in the intervening years.

Songs such as 'Both Sides Now' and 'The Circle Game', however, appear here
pretty much as we have come to know them on 'Clouds' (1969) and 'Ladies Of The
Canyon' (1970) respectively and it's incredibly poignant to hear the melancholy
'Marcie' from 'Song To A Seagull' sounding so beautifully fresh and as clear as
a bell. If I had to pick one track, however, it would have to be the gorgeous
rendition of 'Michael From Mountains' which is alone worth the price of the album.

'Oh! I wish, I truly wish, I'd been there to see her!

A small treasure.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG 1 May 2014
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Where has this been for 50 years, it's great and the additional narrative she adds to the songs is of great interest and value. Stand well with all the other albums, hope there's more in the vaults??????
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars JONI - THE EARLY DAYS 14 April 2014
By D. King
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A piece of history here - This was recorded before her first album came out and includes the fabulous Little Green a song written about her daughter which she gave up for adoption when she was first starting out - buy this, you won't be sorry !
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