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Friday, 21 October 2011

Joni Mitchell- Blue New York 1972 download


New York 1972 [no label, 1CD]
Live at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY; February 23, 1972. Very good soundboard. Slight distortion.

When it comes to Joni Mitchell albums, most fans would include 1971’s Blue as among her best. Here is a Rolling Stone review:

With Blue, Mitchell’s lyrical outlook became much more entwined with her own emotions, quickly establishing her as the most significant of the confessional singer/songwriters. Her delicate but ever-adventurous vocals, bolstered by the album’s quiet but assured instrumentation, left the songs to speak for themselves. The giddy hopefulness of All I Want, the bittersweet regret of Last Time I Saw Richard and the sheer romantic wisdom of the title tune spoke eloquently.

This show has been widely shared among fans and, along the way, someone added these notes:

This soundboard show features Joni alone (until the final track) in NYC at the Carnegie. The performance is nearly exactly midway between “Blue” (June ‘71) and “For The Roses” (November ‘72) and features Joni playing mostly songs from those two LPs, plus a few of the obligatory back catalog stuff. The “For The Roses” songs are really great to hear, in raw, solo versions nine months before their actual album release. Joni is her typical effervescent early ’70s self, with quite a bit of fun audience interaction. She’s clearly happy to be there. On the last song, she is joined by Graham Nash and Stephen Stills.

Perhaps one of these days, a cleaner version of this show (a couple of generations up the line?) might surface.

This Flight Tonight (5.0MB)
Track 02. Electricity (5.4MB)
Track 03. Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire (8.9MB)
Track 04. Big Yellow Taxi (5.1MB)
Track 05. Blue (5.2MB)
Track 06. For Free (6.3MB)
Track 07. Banquet (5.9MB)
Track 08. All I Want (5.8MB)
Track 09. A Case Of You (9.7MB)
Track 10. Carey (7.8MB)
Track 11. Lesson In Survival (5.2MB)
Track 12. Woodstock (5.7MB)
Track 13. You Turn Me On (I’m A Radio) (5.6MB)
Track 14. For The Roses (7.5MB)
Track 15. Both Sides Now (6.8MB)
Track 16. Applause (2.0MB)
Track 17. My Old Man (6.0MB)
Track 18. The Circle Game (with Graham Nash and Stephen Stills) (12.8MB)


Buy the classic album BLUE here: