Joni 75: A Joni Mitchell Birthday Celebration – Various Artists (Vinyl 2LP)

$58.00

To celebrate the 75th birthday of iconic singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, Verve/Decca Records presents a tribute album featuring a star-studded line-up including James Taylor, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, and Rufus Wainwright, among others. In November 2018, a number of musicians, friends and 3,000 fans gathered to pay tribute to the influential singer, performing a special concert on Mitchell’s birthday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles. That special night was recorded and is now being made available for release as The Music Center Presents Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration.

Along with the aforementioned talent, the album also features performances by Brandi Carlile, Glen Hansard, Emmylou Harris, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Cesar Castro & Xochi Flores, Graham Nash, Seal and more. As each performer took the stage, every artist brought their own interpretation to Mitchell’s enduring catalogue. Brandi Carlile joined up with Kris Kristofferson on a duet version of “A Case of You,” while Diana Krall appropriately covered the jazz-leaning “Amelia.” Mitchell’s hits were also represented, with Seal taking on “Both Sides Now,” and Rufus Wainwright doing a beautiful rendition of “Blue.”

Percussionist Brian Blade, who recorded three studio albums and toured extensively with Mitchell, serves as co-musical director, along with composer, arranger and producer Jon Cowherd.

  1. Dreamland – Performed by Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Xochi Flores & Cesar Castro
  2. Help Me – Performed by Chaka Khan
  3. Amelia – Performed by Diana Krall
  4. All I Want – Performed by Rufus Wainwright
  5. Coyote – Performed by Glen Hansard
  6. River – Performed by James Taylor
  7. Both Sides Now – Performed by Seal
  8. Our House – Performed by Graham Nash
  9. A Case Of You – Performed by Kris Kristofferson & Brandi Carlile
  10. Down to You – Performed by Brandi Carlile
  11. Blue – Performed by Rufus Wainwright
  12. Court And Spark – Performed by Norah Jones
  13. Nothing Can Be Done – Performed by Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Xochi Flores & Cesar Castro
  14. The Magdalene Laundries – Performed by Emmylou Harris
  15. Woodstock – Performed by James Taylor
  16. Big Yellow Taxi – Performed by La Marisoul, James Taylor, Chaka Khan, and Brandi Carlile

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