Joni Mitchell - Blue mp3 album

Joni Mitchell - Blue mp3 album
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    Joni Mitchell
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    A & M Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Joni Mitchell - Blue mp3 album

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    1357 mb
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    1845 mb
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Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 All I Want Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell 3:32
2 My Old Man Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell 3:33
3 Little Green Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell 3:25
4 Carey Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell 3:00
5 Blue Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell 3:00
6 California Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell 3:48
7 This Flight Tonight Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell 2:50
8 River Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell 4:00
9 A Case of You Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell 4:20
10 The Last Time I Saw Richard Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell 4:13


Gary Burden - Art Direction
Sneaky Pete Kleinow - Guitar, Guitar (Steel), Main Personnel, Pedal Steel, Pedal Steel Guitar
Russ Kunkel - Drums, Main Personnel
Henry Lewy - Audio Engineer, Engineer
Joni Mitchell - Audio Production, Composer, Guitar, Keyboards, Main Personnel, Piano, Primary Artist, Vocals
Stephen Stills - Bass, Bass Instrument, Guest Artist, Guitar, Guitar (Bass), Main Personnel
James Taylor - Guest Artist, Guitar, Main Personnel, Vocals
James Taylor Jr. - Guitar

Words cannot express the beauty of Blue. The shear passion and grief of Joni is superlative, and of course rather depressing. In fact, to this day: I have yet to find another album of equal soul. Preambles aside, Blue is an album of passion (A Case of You), love (California), insecurity (My Old Man), loneliness(All I Want). Acoustic for the most part, it consists of Joni's guitar and ethereal voice on occasion embellish by piano.It's important to emphasize, the power lies in the lyrics. Expressing true emotion in events all too familiar for lovers and loners alike. All pretense of comprehension by the listener is forgotten by Joni, she only wants to feel and express her point of view. Far beyond its contemporary counterparts (Sweet Baby James, Pearl, Tapestry, etc.) the latter still won best album of the year. Still, Blue needs no recognition, because since June, 1971. It's already a timeless masterpiece!
The early '70s were a golden era for singer/songwriter albums, but few reached the sublime heights of Blue. Even by Mitchell's stratospheric standards, this was an extraordinarily soul-baring work—from the head-over-heels joy of "All I Want" to the crushing yearning of “River.” Accompanied by spare textures of acoustic guitar, piano, and dulcimer, Mitchell's voice soars to feathery highs and somber lows, crafting vignettes of restless love and lingering heartache. Years after its release, Mitchell’s captivating masterpiece still gives us chills.
great album - the tonality on some tracks mix elements of jazz, Broadway and 20th Century art music with pop and folk. Mitchell's straight-tone vocals allude to jazz, but also her distinctive, very dynamic (and slightly shrill) upper register make this album iconic and unforgettable.In some sense, an album about the loss of the youth, or the loss of faith in a youth and counterculture movement, the record still has elements of fun, freewheeling pop songcraft and some brilliant arrangements that feel lush rather than overproduced. One of the best records of it's decade.
I just love this record, It is so well put together. "A case of you" is just perfect , with the Appalachian dulcimer and James Taylor's guitar, it gives me chills everytime. Great record...
A five star classic in every way. The sound of an insanely gifted songwriter/musician pouring it all out for us listen to and share. Every song is great melodically and lyrically.This is the album that even non Joni fans get into, that's how special it is. If you wanna know why this lady is so revered then it's this album you go to. You'll live with it everyday. It will become part of your life.
Precisely, Prussian Blue.Canadian songwriter and feminist icon Joni Mitchell has the fame of incorporating exterior nonchalance and internal psychological weakness, something evidenced on her early works, included this album. At the time of Blue, her most celebrated album (but hardly her best), she was a veteran of two failed relationships, and the lyrics on the album seemed to reflect both her desire to find more fertile grounds emotionally (“I want to have fun, I want to shine like the sun / Want to be the one that you want to see / I want to knit you a sweater / Want to write you a love letter / I want to make you feel better”) and of returning to her lovers (“He's the warmest chord I ever heard”), her unrest on her vacation on Formentera (“The wind is in from Africa / Last night I couldn't sleep / Oh, you know it sure is hard to leave here, Carey / But it's really not my home”) and the apparent impossibility to leave that place (“Well, there's so many sinking now / You gotta keep thinking / You can make it through these waves / Acid, booze, and ass / Needles, guns, and grass / Lots of laughs”). The return in America to record the album should have been then liberating.Some listeners say that “every album has a story”, but for most of the times, this ploy has been used to shift the attention on other things where those albums are lacking (musically, for example): probably this album may have been hit by this astute stratagem many times, given its nature. The moderately short songs on it tend to be two things: apparently irrelevant and forced folk-fests (“My Old Man”, “Carey”) or driving, moderately-paced excuses for slurred prose and vocal melismas (“California”, “A Case of You”). Some of them may sound irritating (due also to the use of dulcimer), but there are some details worth exploring. Some terrific pedal steel guitar on a pair of tracks, a sudden momentary shift on fake-radio channel on “This Flight Tonight” and three incredible piano-driven songs. Ah, but us, hearts of stone as we are, would never get overdriven by the title track’s magnificent melancholic opus or the droning rhythmic minor-key reflection of “The Last Time I Saw Richard”, while most of the listeners out there would spin and eject this album continuously until they would get nausea. Blue may not be a masterpiece, but there’s hardly an album as intimal and confidential as this in the Folk/Pop immense realm.Highlights:” My Old Man”, “Blue”, “River”, “The Last Time I Saw Richard”.
Blue is the epitome and quite possibly the pinnacle of confessional singer-songwriting. Each track hits hard and digs deep, and Mitchell's personal catharsis, both exquisite and excruciating - if that were possible - demands fellow feeling. Loneliness and heartache rarely sound so universal. You can tell it's a classic if your favorites vary based on mood and circumstance. Magic.
I first got a whiff of this album when I listened to Diana Krall give a beautiful performance of "a case of you" on her Paris album. Like a lot of people of my generation my first encounter with Joni was trough covers "both sides now" and "big yellow taxi" where hits in cover versions.Quite recently I picked up Blue via hdtracks and sat down to listen. And listen again. And again. Joni is an excellent writer who does a slightly sketchy lyric that still manages to evoke emotion more than 40 years later. Some themes are of course seriously outdated but that doesn't diminish the impact of these songs. The net result is an emotional experience from foot tapping cheerful tunes like California to energetic tracks as "This flight tonight" to bittersweet masterpieces like "the last time I saw Richard" Each track is accompanied by a very minimal set of instruments very well played.Recording quality of the album must have been excellent judging from the high bitrate lossless version I bought. The album sounds warm and full of nuances. All in all it's a superb album that deserves to be rediscovered by a younger generation and that belongs in any best 100 albums of all times list. Only thing that keeps nagging at the back of my mind is that I prefer Diana Krall's rendition of a case of you"