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5.0 out of 5 stars
The Older the Grape the Sweeter the Wine, 1 Dec. 2002
Joni's new 2CD set is a 'must have' for fans of her music. This is her 22nd musical release, and, as always, is very welcome.
Joni's voice is no longer the same, age does that - along with cigarettes - and Joni can't hold her high notes like before. Nevertheless, what we hear on these CDs are mature versions of most of her renowned works.
These 3 tracks especially - 'Amelia', 'Judgement of the Moon and Stars' and 'Last Time I saw Richard' make us realise just how long we have loved Joni Mitchell for, how old we all are, and how much a part of our lives she has been, over the past thirty some years.
Listening to these tracks whilst reading the lyrics (in the interactive section - wait patiently for it to load!) is what I can only describe as a magical experience.
All songs are accompanied and played by the LPO (London Philharmonic Orchestra) and all of the musicians are named on the CD liner notes. Larry Klein has done an excellent job as co-producer.
As Joni says (in 'Judgement') - 'Show 'em you won't expire, not till you burn up every passion, not even when you die.'
A must have for Joni fans.