MITCHELL,JONI - EARLY JONI 1963
Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967) Debuts October 30 As 5-CD And Digital Collection Featuring Nearly Six Hours Of Unreleased Audio, Including Her First Known Recordings, Home Demos, And Live Performances that Spotlight Mitchell's Formative Years As A Performer And Songwriter; Liner Notes Include New Conversations With Mitchell And Cameron Crowe.
Since her debut album arrived in 1968, Joni Mitchell's songs have been embraced across generations, inspired multitudes of artists around the world, and earned every conceivable accolade. She is now opening her vault for the first time to create the Joni Mitchell Archives, a new series of boxed set releases that will span the next several years, featuring deep dives in to unreleased content from different eras of her storied career. Mitchell has been intimately involved in producing the archive series, lending her vision and personal touch to every element of the project.
The series debuts on October 30th with JONI MITCHELL ARCHIVES VOL. 1: THE EARLY YEARS (1963-1967), which features nearly six hours of unreleased home, live, and radio recordings that flow chronologically to paint a rich portrait of Mitchell's rapid growth as a performer and songwriter during the period leading up to her debut album. This treasure trove of unheard audio includes 29 original Mitchell compositions that have never been released before with her vocals. The collection will be available as a deluxe 5-CD set ($64.98) as well as digitally.
The collection begins in 1963 with her earliest-known recording as a 19-year-old Mitchell performs at CFQC AM, a radio station in her hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The first song from this set, Mitchell's take on “House Of The Rising Sun,” is available today as a digital single.
Both of these performances will be available separately on 180-gram vinyl on October 30th. The first, EARLY JONI - 1963 will be released as a single LP on 180-gram vinyl. Like several of Mitchell's past albums, the cover for EARLY JONI features a self-portrait and marks her first new art in many years. The other, LIVE AT CANTERBURY HOUSE - 1967, is a 3-LP set and includes Mitchell's entire three-set performance from October 27, 1967.
LP Track Listing
1. “House Of The Rising Sun”
2. “John Hardy”
3. “Dark As A Dungeon”
4. “Tell Old Bill”
5. “Nancy Whiskey”
2. “Copper Kettle”
3. “Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song)”
4. “Molly Malone”
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