Travelogue - Joni Mitchell
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  • Summary: Backed by the London Symphony Orchestra, Joni Mitchell revisits songs from throughout her 35-year career on this two-disc set.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
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  1. The miracle is that Vince Mendoza's symphonic arrangements sometimes place Mitchell's alto in even more intimate climes than the scaled-back settings that surrounded her seminal soprano. [22 Nov 2002, p.78]
  2. Revitalises originals such as Hejira and For The Roses while staying faithful to them. [Jan 2003, p.120]
  3. 80
    The arrangements... are ambitious and richly textured, producing work that rewards repeated listening. [Jan 2003, p.117]
  4. If you can forget that Mitchell once used to swing, the settings offer warmth and bring out melodies that weren't apparent her first time around.
  5. 70
    Joni Mitchell's voice these days is as complex and adult as bourbon whiskey. [Dec 2002, p.116]
  6. At moments lush and beautiful, at others overly busy, but never less than daring.
  7. The arrangements treat Mitchell's tunes as precious artifacts, making little attempt to seduce the listener.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. DustinR
    Nov 29, 2002
    10
    It is really something. You must not only listen to it once; it is much more complex than most pop shit you hear now days.
  2. RichardS
    Dec 11, 2002
    10
    This is a glorious record transcendent and towering.
  3. BillieC
    Apr 13, 2005
    10
    Simply the finest album I have ever listened to. And I have listened to it hundreds of times. I can't believe this masterpiece! It is a Simply the finest album I have ever listened to. And I have listened to it hundreds of times. I can't believe this masterpiece! It is a thrilling lable of love. Expand
  4. stephenc
    Aug 15, 2005
    10
    Masterpiece.

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