| JONI MITCHELL: AN INTIMATE PERFORMANCE - IMM940991
1. Chelsea Morning
2. Cactus Tree
3. My Old Man
4. For Free
6. Big Yellow Taxi
Recorded live September 9, 1970 at the BBC Television Theatre, London
The astonishing Joni Mitchell in a 1970 concert recorded for a small, devoted British audience at the height for her first phase of stardom. Accompeanied only by her own guitar, piano, and dulcimer, Joni shows all the extraordinary confidence and musicality that had quickly made her an international star of sining and songwriting.
Many songs that had already established Joni’s reputation are heard here: “Chelsea Morning,” “Both Sides Now,” “For Free,” and “Big Yellow Taxi” among them. She also presents “My Old Man” in an unfinished version, and “California” with beautiful dulcimer accompaniment – both would grace her next album, the benchmark “Blue,” which would take Joni’s career in a new direction.
A beautiful program that brings back a bygone musical moment.