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Turbulent Indigo [CD]

Joni Mitchell Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (24 Oct 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Classical
  • ASIN: B000002MVH
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,900 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars deeper shade of blue 11 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
The closing song on this album may be the greatest achievement of Mitchell's career. 'The Sire of Sorrow' takes the most interesting tale of the old testament - the only book to really challenge God - and completely reworks it into a contemporary setting that lashes out with bitterness and angst. Added to this, is the compelling music which builds to epic proportions, like thick paint on Van Gogh's canvas. It is beyond pop music, even by Mitchell's standards and makes you realise the genius of the woman. None of her contemporaries (Dylan and Cohen included) could ever reach these heights and as a climax to a fairly disturbing look at the mess we now seem to be in, Mitchell transcends her own legend. Blue and Hejira were certainly landmark albums, but for my money Turbulent Indigo (three decades later)is her final triumph.Lyrically and musically it all falls into place in a bundle of songs which express their views in the way Picasso's Guernica does - chopped imagery of injustice, brutality and greed leading a culture to the brink. Mitchell still manages humour and love like the early days, but these songs are no longer watercolours. They are a dense pallete of oils, flung onto the page with alarm bells added. The greatest of her masterpieces.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Joni pulls it out the bag again 3 Aug 2013
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I'm still a relative newcomer to Joni, I fell in love with blue and have enjoyed her following 3 albums and clouds however i never felt any of these other works quite matched blue because the Melodies were too often difficult as were the lyrics (court and spark is an exception to this) and also the vocals seemed perhaps older and wiser, but never as honest as blue. I've Been told Hejira is a great work so I'm gonna check that one out. Turbulent Indigo is a complete return to melody, lyrics and genuine vocals. every track has magnificent melody and lyrics although the tone is fairly fresh as Joni often hits on protest (sex kills, turbulent indigo) and the suffering of others (sunny Sunday, Magdalene Laundries, sire of sorrow, not to blame). Joni's voice has aged perfectly too, it's full of experience, the perfect example being how do you stop, bringing something to the table that James Brown missed, a real sadness at human incapability but also joy in the addition of the lines "how do you stop the ripening corn? how do you stop a baby being born?" at what we can achieve despite our Downfalls. For Me turbulent indigo is the closest joni's ever got to matching blue and in ways its an even more compelling listen than blue, it is an absolute essential in the joni catalogue
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Format:Audio CD
After listening to six of Joni Mitchell's albums from the 1970s (all of them absolute classics), Turbulent Indigo provides a great refreshment. The songs are still in the same folk-rock mould of her earlier work, but various touches give it a more modern feel and the inclusion of soprano sax on almost every track adds texture to the music as well as portraying Joni's ongoing love for jazz music.
Sunny Sunday is a pleasant opener that leads into the protesting Sex Kills. This song features electric guitars and other touches that make it into the album's rockiest song--and the protesting attitude comes across on the chorus ("the gas leaks, the oil spills, sex sells everything and sex kills") but these words are by no means the least dramatic here.
How Do You Stop is a brilliant ballad featuring Seal and is one of the album's highlights (although not written by Joni herself). The title track is the oddest piece but still a great song. Last Chance Lost is another slice of melodic pop, Joni rediscovering her higher range in amongst the deep vocals she uses for most of this album. The Magdalene Laundries is a sad and beautiful ballad, while the following Not To Blame is about an abusive relationship. After these songs, you can't help wondering why Joni is so miserable and reflective - at least she's not dead! The Magdalene Laundries and Not To Blame are two particularly depressing ballads while Last Chance Lost's title gives it all away. Sex Kills is a major protest and Turbulent Indigo explores the world of art. Only Sunny Sunday can claim to be a 'happy' song.
Borderline is about how everything seems to have a borderline on it nowadays, not moving away from the protesting attitude of Sex Kills.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stylish! 24 Jan 2003
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This is an album that shines even from a sparkling repertoire of albums. The title Turbulent Indigo, fits the style of the album beautifully, with each of the songs written in a sort of existentialist, poetic way that is deceptively accessible and tuneful. The title track along with the observant Sex Kills and the heartfelt Magdelene Laundries, especially distinguish themselves. This timeless album is a reminder of why singer-songwriters are called 'artists'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars part of the Blue end of the spectrum 22 Dec 2013
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I heard Blue for the first time in 1991 and was utterly blown away by its purity and focus. This album feels like it continues in that superb tradition of sparseness (despite the more complex production values - a subtle development of those found in Chalk Mark... and Night Ride...) and intensity. Joni's now weightier more gravelly voice is a joy (she remains a unique vocal talent with no peers in my opinion). Musically and lyrically there is so much to listen to on this album. This woman sings with so much heart and such depth of human experience. You can hear that she's a real thinker and she articulates her take on the world through her music so expertly. Relaxing and challenging. How does she manage that?!
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Published 1 month ago by samuel hastie weir
2.0 out of 5 stars I don't agree that this should be one of the best
Not even one of the 5th best. Good, interesting indeed (especially the last two tracks 9 & 10 sounds great). But the whole album is not like 1970-1977. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Peter Thomsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply AMAZING!
One of her best albums if not THE best! Anyone has to love this terrific music album from J M.
Published 10 months ago by C. Pelton
5.0 out of 5 stars Mature Return To Form
For me, the truly classic Joni period will always be the run of albums from "Blue" to "Hejira" - every album was a stunner, and demonstrated such creativity and diversity. Read more
Published 10 months ago by musiclover29
4.0 out of 5 stars A grower
I liked Joni Mitchell in her earlier days and prefer her voice now that it has matured and deepened. This is worth a listen to.
Published 16 months ago by J. Smy
I've discovered this priceless album over 15 years too late, and seriously regret not having bought it when it was first released. Read more
Published on 30 Oct 2010 by J. C. Bailey
5.0 out of 5 stars Joni Gets Her Dues
"Turbulent Indigo" brought Joni Mitchell more misunderstood fame than she ever cared to receive. Numerous awards, including industry heavyweights such as induction into the Rock... Read more
Published on 1 May 2007 by Shannon Freeman
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply beautiful
Time and cigarettes normally do horrible things to your voice (certainly my late Aunti Flo') - but Joni Mitchell has managed to make an exception. Read more
Published on 8 Jan 2007 by Slam
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