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For the Roses


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  • Audio CD (June 29 1987)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Elektra Entertain.
  • ASIN: B000002GYQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,850 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Victoria E. Gallucci on Nov. 14 2001
Format: Audio CD
My grandmother, a force unlike any other, introduced me to this album soon after it came out. I was spending the summer with her on her farm, and after working all day, we'd sit in the kitchen, sipping something potent, and she'd play this. She liked it because the songs are about a woman who is strong, independent, clever and resilient. Joni sings "I spring from the boulders like a mama lion." My grandmother loved that. And so did I. Still do. She's been gone 4 years now, but I always play this when I go home to visit. And you should too.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Don Schmittdiel on July 15 2004
Format: Audio CD
Joni Mitchell is the virtual personification of what it is to be a 'singer-songwriter'. Her songs are so expressive of her personal life and experience that, at times, it seems impossible to relate to them. What I often get from Joni Mitchell is an opportunity to experience life through the eyes of another person. Unlike many other singer-songwriters, such as Stephen Stills, whom I enjoy because I experience life much as they do, and their songs are often generic enough to translate to my own, Joni shows me how life feels from the perspective of an introspective, socially conscious, cerebral and expressive female. I hope the only reason I have trouble relating is because I'm not female!
'For the Roses' was released in 1972, bringing an end to the 'early stage' of her career, just prior to the release of the more commercial and polished 'Court and Spark'. It shouldn't be a surprise therefore to find the title track weighing the distinction between playing music 'For the Roses' (the rewards and acclaim) as opposed to "the days when you use to sit and make up tunes for love". While 'For the Roses' still claims the hallmarks that represent pre-'Court and Spark' Joni (simple piano or guitar accompaniment), the presence of Tommy Scott, whose L.A. Express would beef up 'Court and Spark', providing limited woodwinds and reeds signal beyond the lyrics the change that was looming in Joni's career.
The album opens with 'Banquet', ironically a song all can relate to regardless of your station in life, as it focuses on the discrepencies between the haves and have-nots in our society, in both tangible and intangible ways. There isn't much else on the album that explores such universal themes.
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Format: Audio CD
Man, do I love Joni Mitchell. I have not yet started to explore her eighties-stuff (which doesn't seem to be that great anyway), but everything she's done from the spare, folky 'Song To A Seagull' to one of my favorite albums by Joni (and any other artist) 'The Hissing Of Summer Lawns' is plain brilliant. I thought it would be fitting to devote another positive review to this underrated gem of an album. I'll admit, i was kind of late to check it out myself too, mainly because of it's ugly and dated cover-art; which makes the record seem kind of cheap. The music though, is just plain heaven. My favorite songs are the ones where she mixes folk with jazzy arrangements; and I rarely heard more beautiful songs as "Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire" and especially "Barangrill". These songs are so unique; I'm always captivated by them when they fill up my ears. The rest of the album, despite one or two songs that are kind of interchangeable, is A+ quality too: the beautiful social commentary on 'Banquet' and typical Joni-ballads that have the exact same quality as anything on 'Blue': 'See You Sometime', 'Woman of Heart And Mine', and the gorgeous 'Blonde In The Bleachers'. The only thing that keeps this album from being my favorite Joni-album is 'The Hissing Of Summer Lawns'; a brooding, warm, highly melodic and pleasantly haunting masterpiece that still sounds fresh and overwhelming after 100+ listens.
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Format: Audio CD
After having stripped her skin bare on "Blue", Joni found it
hard to move forward; therefore, she holed herself up in a
Canadian cabin for about a year and emerged with "For The Roses",
whose cover and contents were heavily influenced by her
time there and show her trying to sort out the confused and
bleeding emotions she felt at the time. The result is another
brilliant masterwork with all of the inner psychic pain of "Blue", matched with a greater willingness to branch out musically. Although it does not have the complete thematic or musical unity of the spare, edgy "Blue" or the confident jazz-pop followup "Court And Spark", "For The Roses" takes a little
from both and succeeds just as well on its own terms.
Lyrically, there are three types of songs here: social protest,
inner personal examinations and character observations. All are written with the same complexity of emotion and attention to detail that infuses all of her best work. Tracks like "Lesson In Survival", "For The Roses", "See You Sometime" and "Woman Of Heart And Mind" could have easily fit on "Blue", as they tear
apart her continued problems with relationships, her didain for
fame and the search for who she is in vivid colors. "Banquet"
is one of her finest protest numbers and frames the album
rather nicely; "Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire", which follows,
remains a harrowing study of addiction. My favorite, however, is the underrated "Barangrill", a character study which attempts to find a Zen moment among a succession of simple American workers who work by the roadside.
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