“There are very few people truly authentic to the cause: David Byrne. Mick Jagger. Neil Young. Joni Mitchell. Deborah Harry,”
The below bootleg even has Joni another song about a rock leading man, this time it follows ‘For Free’ and it’s ‘The Circle Game’ and the moody attitude of Neil Young. “There was a friend of mine who had just left a rock and roll band to become a folk singer” she goes on that Young had felt over the hill after the age of 21. It all adds up to a quite wonderful afternoon listen.
~ Far Out Magazine
The album reflects the time and place it was created yet holds up beautifully because it’s, well, beautiful.Candy Leonard, Culture Sonar
When we say an all-star band, we truly mean it. Expect to see Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Stephen Stills, Ronnie Wood and Van Morrison are all on stage at once in the clip below.
~ Jack Whatley, Far Out Magazine
49 years ago today, Joni Mitchell released her iconic album, Blue. To mark the occasion, we’re revisiting our 2000 interview with the legendary singer-songwriter.
June 22, 1971 ~
The Chirp releases her fourth album. Rolling Stone puts it at #30 on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. NPR calls it the greatest album of all time made by a woman. I want to be buried with it when I go because I can’t imagine eternity without it.
The Chirp released Mingus on June 13, 1979.
In honor of the upcoming ‘Laurel Canyon’ doc, see classic photos of Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and more in the legendary L.A. neighborhood.