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5.0 out of 5 stars deeper shade of blue
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,...
Published on 11 April 2006 by Gerard Kelly

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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. The melodies are not as good as then. One can't remember the tunes. Sometimes even boring. - In fact I would prefer the not recognized albums: "Wild things run fast (3,5)" or "Don Juans Reckless Daughter (4,5)"...
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5.0 out of 5 stars fab album, 3 Nov 2014
This review is from: Turbulent Indigo (Audio CD)
this is one of the best albums I have heard for quite some time ,well done joni x.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply beautiful, 8 Jan 2007
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This review is from: Turbulent Indigo (Audio CD)
Time and cigarettes normally do horrible things to your voice (certainly my late Aunti Flo') - but Joni Mitchell has managed to make an exception. By the early nineties, her voice had matured into a lower, sultry tone compared to earlier works. And nothing could suit her later work better.

As there are distinct periods in the Mitchell catalogue, Turbulent Indigo doesn't really have to compete with Blue or 'Ladies of the Canyon' to be my favourite, its somehow different yet retains the same brilliance of songwriting and personal touch; although it isn't autobiographical this time.

The title track, plus Yvette in English and Sire of Sorrow all stand out for me - they are the sort of songs you want to listen to with absolutley no intereference on interuptions. My advice? Buy a really good set of closed earphones, turn down the lights and listen to a masterpiece.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful., 7 Nov 2014
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A must for Joni Mitchell fans
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 19 Oct 2014
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gr8 service and quality
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5.0 out of 5 stars Joni Gets Her Dues, 1 May 2007
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"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 and Roll Hall of Fame, followed this classic. Mitchell didn't attend the ceremony because "her cat was sick", then received it from Graham Nash in some type of bag, stating " It's right where it belongs... in a garbage bag." "Indigo" is full of these sorts of observations.

" Sunny Sunday" ,the opening song, is deceptive in its warm melody. The protagonist ( all Mitchell songs are short stories) is misreable, only comfortable in the dark of night. " Sex Kills" carries new resonance today. "Litte kids in the nursuries packing guns to school", " The ulcerated ozone..." . Doomsday Joan seemed to have been a prophet, one that can no longer be ignored.

The title track refers to the general ignorance of people regarding the world of art. An artist cannot be manufactured; the creative drive must be there, then shaped by time and experience to manifest into an original interpretation. Sheep need not apply.

"Borderline" is another highlight, illustrating how all institutions are designed to divide. Humans have a strong need to place things into categories, to make sense of the world, but the separartions are destroying us.

"Yvette in English" is a somewhat slight song lyrically, but the musicality is a delight. "Turbulent Indigo" is not a feel-good album, but it does stir the mind and heart.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply AMAZING!, 23 Dec 2013
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One of her best albums if not THE best! Anyone has to love this terrific music album from J M.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 Sep 2014
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excellent
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 22 Oct 2014
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Fabulous
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