- Record Label: Rhino
- Release Date: Nov 12, 2021
- Summary: The second volume of the Joni Mitchell Archives series features five discs of unreleased demos, radio broadcasts, and live recording from 1968-1971.
- Record Label: Rhino
- Genre(s): Jazz, Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Vocal Jazz, Folk Jazz, AM Pop, Jazz-Rock
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Positive: 7 out of 7
Mixed: 0 out of 7
Negative: 0 out of 7
Dec 7, 2021Her artistry had never been so robust. As the earlier, more mournful In Concert version of Carey shows, Mitchell would dig deep in the studio to find a euphoric vocal that causes the song to soar. ... For Mitchell at this stage, then, nothing was ever truly a failure, but more an opportunity to take her art to new heights.
Dec 7, 2021This is not only a treasure trove for Mitchell completists, but it’s also a definitive chronicle of the ascent of the greatest artist of the singer-songwriter genre. It’s a credit to her talent that none of the tracks – even outtakes and alternate versions of memorable songs – feel superfluous. The live tunes are especially poignant and captivating because we’re privy to an artist growing into her talents and gifts.
Dec 7, 2021With more than 120 of said unreleased offerings, it could be considered a must for any Mitchell fan. The concert settings themselves are worthy of note, given that they shift from small club settings to more spacious venues, including Carnegie Hall, the Paris Theatre, and the realms of the mass media, including appearances on the BBC and The Dick Cavett Show.
Jan 7, 2022There’s so much to hear and ponder on the generous Volume 2; even if it leaves you wanting more, that absence of deeper secrets is crucial to the set’s humanizing effect. At last, Volume 2 shows the work behind the beginning of Joni Mitchell’s masterworks, at times so seemingly effortless even her collaborators wondered if it existed.
Dec 7, 2021Few tracks aside, this Volume 2 contains very little trace of the jazz pivot her music would take later in the decade. The outtakes covering that period are going to make fascinating listening. Meanwhile, this feels like a completist’s dream –because even Joni Mitchell’s storeroom sweepings are spangled with diamond dust.
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|Valentine - Snail Mail|
|30 - Adele|
|Conquering - Employed to Serve|
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