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1.0 out of 5 stars ouch, buyer beware, 24 Mar 2008
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This review is from: Drawn to All Things: Songs of Joni Mitchell [Sacd/CD Hybrid] (Audio CD)
I really don't know where to start on this one. I feel like someone who bought Bear Stearns stock the day before they were picked up for pocket change by JP Morgan. After one listen I quickly resold this one (phew!). For a Joni Mitchell fan this is a marmite album i.e. you'll love it or hate it. Its nothing like Joni, and mashes the songs big time. My only advice is borrow this from a friend first and audition before acquiring. If you like safe 20th century jazz, then maybe you'll like this. From the other reviews I've read on this album though, it seems that fans love it. So of you like Ian, then I suspect you'll enjoy this one too - he obviously sings with feeling and skill. Music is just fantastically subjective.
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Initial post: 28 Oct 2012 01:06:07 BDT
Jim says:
I think your huge mistake was to listen only once. My initial reaction was identical to yours, but by the third hearing I began to like it. Now these are my preferred renditions of these great songs.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2012 22:50:21 GMT
Not a reply to Jim but the original reviewer:

How can it be safe if it sounds nothing like Joni? You need to get out a bit more. whats the point of a cover if it sounds exactly the same as the original, as you seem to want. Much as I love Billie Holiday, Nina Simones version of her brilliant song "Don't Explain" is the classic version for me, not Billie's, who wrote the song as a response to events in her life. First thing to do when you do get out is go and hear Ian live. then listen to Herbie Hancocks album of covers for a real trashing of Jonis songs
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