How do you paint another Starry, Starry, Night, man? You don't. You use a similar brush and colors, maybe, but paint your own creations. David Blackburn, wife Robin Adler, and friends known as Mutts of the Planet make Joni's better known work, Woodstock, Both Sides Now, Help Me, and her not so well known and far more challenging work such as Passion Play, Amelia, Cherokee Louise, equally their own. It helps that Dave is also both a meticulous sound engineer and guitarist leading this musical train. He is a perfectionist, always striving for the essence of the original, but never imitative. The arrangements are challenging and rewarding. Joni's devoted fans (there are many of us out there) will be thrilled. There is not a false note, no excess. Safaris to the Heart: The Songs of Joni Mitchell is an essential purchase for anyone who appreciates the complexity and genius of her music. And here's hoping this is only the first of a series from Robin Adler and the Mutts of the Planet.