JONI MITCHELL Early Joni - 1963 LP 180g

JONI MITCHELL Early Joni - 1963 LP 180g

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RELEASE DATE OCTOBER 30 2020

EARLY JONI – 1963 is Joni’s earliest-known previously unreleased recording where a 19-year-old Mitchell performs at CFQC AM, a radio station in her hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The album 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. Barry Bowman was working as a DJ at radio station CFQC in 1963 and provides the notes for EARLY JONI.

 

Looking back, Mitchell reflects on her early label of “folk singer”: “The early stuff, I shouldn’t be such a snob against it. A lot of these songs, I just lost them. They fell away. They only exist in these recordings. For so long I rebelled against the term, ‘I was never a folk-singer.’ I would get pissed off if they put that label on me. I didn’t think it was a good description of what I was. And then I listened and…it was beautiful. It made me forgive my beginnings. And I had this realization…I was a folk singer!

 

Track-listing

Side One

  1. “House Of The Rising Sun”
  2. “John Hardy”
  3. “Dark As A Dungeon”
  4. “Tell Old Bill”
  5. “Nancy Whiskey”

Side Two

  1. “Anathea”
  2. “Copper Kettle”
  3. “Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song)”
  4. “Molly Malone”