All I Want - Joni Mitchell - Blue (Vinyl, LP, Album)

Truthfully, I played Court and Spark several times admiring the fabulous sound thinking it was hdcd-- but my hdcd processor was turned off!

That's my kind of musical recording! Hdcd is a perfecta txh for Joni Mitchell's style and highlights her already and original fantastically high production values.

Nice pressing on this heavy weight gram vinyl. Lacking a star because over the course of 60 years and hundreds of albums this is the only one I've ever seen whose label was bubbled as if it was glued on by a small child. The recording is just fine however. And the messy labeling is confined to only one side. Right up there with Ladies of the Canyon Blue is easier to listen to because most of the dark elements that make Ladies of the Canyon so sublimely engaging are lacking here or at least it's a California lonely which is more fun than a Canadian one.

More sun and beaches. Her voice doesn't get any better and the compositions are very sharp along with the lyrics. A little more of the Beatles open acoustic guitar work as coined best by McCartney. A song as intense as Carey uses only three chords - D, G, A7. River predates George Winston by about fifteen years. Sorry George.

A Case of You has some of the octave rich guitar elements as does the Beatles Blackbird. I put her right up there with them. It's a hymn or anthem really with a nod to her Canada.

Truly a good antedote to the blues - has all the needed catharsis. Johnny rotten agrees: what makes you happy - your misery. This is an absolutely brilliant work of art right here. Joni Mitchell is just a great artist all around and she brings a level of depth to her work that is rarely seen. Unfortunately, being a profound musical artist is generally something that is not valued or appreciated by most, so many just won't take to Joni Mitchell.

Joni possesses a truly rare gift as a lyricist, and she is able to paint extremely vivid, rich and effective pictures with her pen. She is also one of the greatest composers ever. She has created some of the most complex and beautiful arrangements and melodies that I've ever been lucky enough to hear. Her arrangements are generally pretty intricate, so if your simply looking for some catchy poppy tunes to bob your head to, then you are really looking in the wrong place.

Joni Mitchell is one of the few artist that I've heard that I can honestly describe as a genius and she shows why throughout this entire album. This album is a totally engulfing experience from beginning to end. It can be a tough nut to crack at first if you don't already listen to this "type" of music I use that word very loosely because I really don't like to categorize music into "types"-the only types that I care about can be measured in degrees of quality :- , but man is it rewarding once you get it.

It was a challenge for me at first, but I've learned that the best albums are not the ones that are fully grasped on the first listen, but ultimately are the ones that are just as powerful and rewarding no matter how many times you listen to them, and those albums often take a few listens to grasp.

So, I continued to listen, and now I would put this in the top 5 albums that I have ever heard. Had original vinyl and a cd in the past. This album gets played a lot. Canyon Ladies and Court Spark are great in hdcd too. Also sounds fabulous with hdcd processor on Oppo disc player turned off. Truthfully, I played Court and Spark several times admiring the fabulous sound thinking it was hdcd-- but my hdcd processor was turned off!

That's my kind of musical recording! Hdcd is a perfecta txh for Joni Mitchell's style and highlights her already and original fantastically high production values.

Nice pressing on this heavy weight gram vinyl. Lacking a star because over the course of 60 years and hundreds of albums this is the only one I've ever seen whose label was bubbled as if it was glued on by a small child. The recording is just fine however. And the messy labeling is confined to only one side. Right up there with Ladies of the Canyon Blue is easier to listen to because most of the dark elements that make Ladies of the Canyon so sublimely engaging are lacking here or at least it's a California lonely which is more fun than a Canadian one.

More sun and beaches. Her voice doesn't get any better and the compositions are very sharp along with the lyrics. A little more of the Beatles open acoustic guitar work as coined best by McCartney. A song as intense as Carey uses only three chords - D, G, A7.

River predates George Winston by about fifteen years. Sorry George. A Case of You has some of the octave rich guitar elements as does the Beatles Blackbird. I put her right up there with them. It's a hymn or anthem really with a nod to her Canada. Truly a good antedote to the blues - has all the needed catharsis. Johnny rotten agrees: what makes you happy - your misery. This is an absolutely brilliant work of art right here. Joni Mitchell is just a great artist all around and she brings a level of depth to her work that is rarely seen.

Unfortunately, being a profound musical artist is generally something that is not valued or appreciated by most, so many just won't take to Joni Mitchell. Joni possesses a truly rare gift as a lyricist, and she is able to paint extremely vivid, rich and effective pictures with her pen. She is also one of the greatest composers ever. She has created some of the most complex and beautiful arrangements and melodies that I've ever been lucky enough to hear.

Her arrangements are generally pretty intricate, so if your simply looking for some catchy poppy tunes to bob your head to, then you are really looking in the wrong place. Joni Mitchell is one of the few artist that I've heard that I can honestly describe as a genius and she shows why throughout this entire album. This album is a totally engulfing experience from beginning to end. It can be a tough nut to crack at first if you don't already listen to this "type" of music I use that word very loosely because I really don't like to categorize music into "types"-the only types that I care about can be measured in degrees of quality :- , but man is it rewarding once you get it.

It was a challenge for me at first, but I've learned that the best albums are not the ones that are fully grasped on the first listen, but ultimately are the ones that are just as powerful and rewarding no matter how many times you listen to them, and those albums often take a few listens to grasp.

So, I continued to listen, and now I would put this in the top 5 albums that I have ever heard. It is stellarly written, superbly composed and just so moving, powerful, and effective an experience, that it gets better with each listen.

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Folk soft rock. Ladies of the Canyon Blue For the Roses Christgau's Record Guide. Thu 15 Aug Joni Mitchell is a non-conformer — which is why this is such an uncomfortable listen. She is virtually unrecognisable here, subsumed by a homogenised 80s sound that leaves you pining for the astral lifelines of her earlier work. And, like Dog Eat Dog, sounds unremarkable when compared with her other work.

Is any Mitchell fan truly comfortable with her 80s output? Make of that what you will. A sumptuous concept album that lacks, perhaps, her supernatural edge.

There is a smoothness to Mitchell crooning standards that seems slightly at odds with the artist we know and love. The meandering melodies and layered voiceovers can be discombobulating. But there is enough lyrical reflection to keep the mega fans happy. Pre-Mingus, Mitchell said she was just dipping her big toe into the lake of jazz. When she met the jazz giant, he pushed her in. It may not be as compelling as Hejira, but there is still a lot here to admire.

The percussive rhythms and jazz inflections are there — but the melodies are softer and her vocals are tender. More self-assured and at ease with where she is. Said to be inspired by environmental catastrophe and the Iraq war, Blue-era piano on its opening track, One Week Last Summer, gave fans exactly what they were waiting for.

Revisionist albums tend to fail miserably. Not this one — her orchestral reworking of her earlier classics soar with ascending strings and bittersweet tenderness.

Stand-out tracks are Hejira and Amelia — stirring, soulful retellings of introspection and exploration that wash over you. Even compared with Hejira from the year before, this double album is a leap ahead in terms of abstraction and improvisation. And although not everyone is a jazzed-up Joni fan, it is impossible to listen to the epic Paprika Plains all 16 minutes and 21 seconds of it and not marvel at the breadth and scope of her ambitious transformation.

Mitchell once remarked that her chords are depictions of emotions, that there is always a question mark to be found within them. To understand what she means, begin with her searing debut — a record that questions far more than it answers.

The opening track, I Had a King, is an ethereal lament that depicts her disastrous marriage to Chuck Mitchell with devastating lyrical honesty. It's a hymn or anthem really with a nod to her Canada. Truly a good antedote to the blues - has all the needed catharsis. Johnny rotten agrees: what makes you happy - your misery. This is an absolutely brilliant work of art right here.

Joni Mitchell is just a great artist all around and she brings a level of depth to her work that is rarely seen. Unfortunately, being a profound musical artist is generally something that is not valued or appreciated by most, so many just won't take to Joni Mitchell. Joni possesses a truly rare gift as a lyricist, and she is able to paint extremely vivid, rich and effective pictures with her pen. She is also one of the greatest composers ever. She has created some of the most complex and beautiful arrangements and melodies that I've ever been lucky enough to hear.

Her arrangements are generally pretty intricate, so if your simply looking for some catchy poppy tunes to bob your head to, then you are really looking in the wrong place.

Joni Mitchell is one of the few artist that I've heard that I can honestly describe as a genius and she shows why throughout this entire album. This album is a totally engulfing experience from beginning to end. It can be a tough nut to crack at first if you don't already listen to this "type" of music I use that word very loosely because I really don't like to categorize music into "types"-the only types that I care about can be measured in degrees of quality :- , but man is it rewarding once you get it.

It was a challenge for me at first, but I've learned that the best albums are not the ones that are fully grasped on the first listen, but ultimately are the ones that are just as powerful and rewarding no matter how many times you listen to them, and those albums often take a few listens to grasp. So, I continued to listen, and now I would put this in the top 5 albums that I have ever heard. It is stellarly written, superbly composed and just so moving, powerful, and effective an experience, that it gets better with each listen.

The songs mostly alternate between acoustic guitar based tracks and piano based tracks, and they're all excellent!

The tone of this album is pretty somber all througout, although it does have the occasional radiant burst of sunshine such as 'California' and the oh so rockin' 'Carey'. Ultimately, the best albums are the ones that are the most rewarding, and I have heard very few albums in my lifetime that are anywhere near as rewarding as this one is. This album is a collection of songs which have influenced folk, rock, and jazz artists for 40 years and expressed the varying shades of "blue" disappointments with which we can all identify.

This album is highly autobiographical and universal at the same time. Consistently breaking away from what she has done in the past, Joni Mitchell fought with her record company to release this collection of introspective music, which they told her she would risk ending her music career.

The album took her music to another level occupied by only a few music divas of the 20th century: Billy Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Carole King I think I've run out of names. To think that Joni Mitchell has never identified herself as a musician, but a painter who got sidetracked making music, might explain what makes her special, and this album representing maybe the top of her achievements that's highly debatable.

I bought this album to share with someone of a younger generation who I think will appreciate it as much as I do. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. I've tried it many times now, and I just can't see what all the fuss is about.

I wonder what mood someone must be in to listen to her. The 'melodies' are all over the stave and the high-pitched screeching grates.

Sep 06,  · The album begins with “All I Want” and immediately sets the tone of the album. Mitchell is grappling with the feeling of loneliness. She sings, “I am on a lonely road, and I am traveling” it is a perfect song to sum Mitchell at this point, she has been on the road performing, and on holiday overseas, traveling the world and feeling lonely.

8 Replies to “All I Want - Joni Mitchell - Blue (Vinyl, LP, Album)”

  1. Joni Mitchell ‎– Blue Label: Reprise Records ‎– K 44 , Reprise Records ‎– 44 , Reprise Records ‎– MS /5(48).
  2. This album is a collection of songs which have influenced folk, rock, and jazz artists for 40 years and expressed the varying shades of "blue" disappointments with which we can all identify. This album is highly autobiographical and universal at the same time/5(1K).
  3. Blue [Vinyl LP record] Joni Mitchell Format: Vinyl. 1 All I Want A2 My Old Man A3 Little Green A4 Carey A5 Blue B1 California B2 This Flight Tonight B3 River B4 A Case Of You B5 The Last Time I Saw Richard Composed By – Joni Mitchell This was the first Joni Mitchell album I purchased and it pursuaded me to buy Court and Spark, which /5().
  4. Label: Reprise Records - RRC • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: South Africa • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock Joni Mitchell - Blue (, Vinyl) | Discogs Explore.
  5. This album is a collection of songs which have influenced folk, rock, and jazz artists for 40 years and expressed the varying shades of "blue" disappointments with which we can all identify. This album is highly autobiographical and universal at the same time/5().
  6. Label: Reprise Records - MS • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo Gatefold • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock Joni Mitchell - Blue (, Gatefold, Vinyl) | Discogs Explore/5(36).
  7. A lot of the songs hark back to personal times in Joni's past, leading many to see them as self-indulgent, but I would say that the ambiguity of the lyrics allows the listener to relate to Joni, making the album both personal for the listener and Mitchell, which makes you feel much more involved in the album as a whole/5().
  8. Jun 02,  · View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Gatefold Vinyl release of Blue on Discogs. Label: Reprise Records - MS • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Repress Gatefold • Country: US • Genre: Pop, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Acoustic, Ballad, Folk/5().

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