Joni Mitchell

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  1. Apr 23, 2018
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    BD technologically challenged

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    Surely one of the most underrated artists around? Granted, this opinion is based on the previous Joni Mitchell thread on here only having a handful of replies, and most of them are about Sarah McLachlan.

    Blue is one of my favourite albums of all time, and Hejira is also great. Both great albums and both so different sounding, not to mention Court and Spark and Ladies of the Canyon.

    Brilliant voice and brilliant lyrics.

    Here's a song from Blue:



    and one from Hejira:

  2. Apr 24, 2018
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    dumbo Full Member Scout

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    I don't think there is anything else quite like her. I consider very few great musicians great poets too - Leonard Cohen and Joni and almost nobody else. I can't think of another musician whose lyrics resonate in the same way for me.

    Richard got married to a figure skater
    And he bought her a dishwasher and a Coffee percolator
    And he drinks at home now most nights with the TV on
    And all the house lights left up bright

    I meant to go over and ask for a song
    Maybe put on a harmony
    I heard his refrain
    As the signal changed

    Lady, please love me now I was dead
    I am no saint, turn down your bed
    Lady, have you no heart, " that's what you said
    Well, I can be cruel
    But let me be gentle with you

    Just before our love got lost you said
    "I am as constant as a northern star"
    And I said, "Constant in the darkness
    Where's that at?
    If you want me I'll be in the bar"

    I met a redneck on a Grecian isle
    Who did the goat dance very well
    He gave me back my smile
    But he kept my camera to sell
    Oh the rogue the red red rogue


    She radiates an authenticity, integrity and self-assuredness that is practically unique. Rainy Night House, The Last time I saw Richard, The Gallery.
  3. Apr 24, 2018
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    Ian Reus Ended 14 years of Grand National sweepstakes

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  4. Apr 24, 2018
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    jackofalltrades Full Member

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    One of the all time greats. Blue is my favourite, though. Read a long article about her a few weeks back. She had a baby and had it adopted, something which shocked me. They are now reunited or at least reconciled.

    I could drink a case of you
    and still I would be be on my feet...

    She was very ill. She hasn't died, has she ?
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    Snowle Gunnar Solskjær Enjoys hatching eggs for people Staff

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    BD technologically challenged

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    No she hasn't died, thankfully.

    Yeah she gave her daughter up for adoption cause she didn't think she would be able to afford having it. This was all when she was young and before she got fame, as far as I know. That's what the song 'Little Green' on Blue is about, and there's a live version on YouTube where she sings Kelly Green instead of Little Green in some of the choruses (Kelly is her daughter's name).
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    She's a bit like Morrisey, has some anti PC views that upset Guardian columnists and readers that love her music.
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    Eckers99 Michael Corleone says hello

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    Little Green is a beautiful song.
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    Gentleman Jim It's absolutely amazing!

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    Not sure she's underrated, she's long been a critics favourite with frequent appearances in their polls for greatest albums and vocalist but she fully deserves her place in them.
    This hasn't translated to huge record sales but that's never really been her aim and she's done pretty well after a hard start in life.