|1. In France They Kiss On Main Street|
|2. The Jungle Line|
|3. Edith And The Kingpin|
|4. Don't Interrupt The Sorrow|
|5. Shades Of Scarlett Conquering|
|6. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns|
|7. The Boho Dance|
|8. Harry's House/Centerpiece|
|9. Sweet Bird|
|10. Shadows And Light|
Pink Floyd / Dark Side of the Moon
Pat Metheny Group / Path Metheney Group
Miles Davis / Kind of Blue
Weather Report / Heavy Weather
Bruce Springsteen / Born to Run
Steely Dan / Aja
James Taylor / Greatest Hits
It's the kind of album that still sounds fresh and relevant after 25 or 30 years. Albums that have stayed at arm's reach the entire time, never forgotten or falling into disfavor.
If you liked "Help Me" and "Free Man in Paris" from Court and Spark, or "Last Time I Saw Richard" from Miles of Aisles, chances are you'll like this album too. The folksy Joni has been put on the back burner but the jazz Joni hasn't quite emerged yet. What you get instead is the sophisticated pop Joni at her very best. If you're looking for folk style or very jazzy stuff, this isn't it. Also, there's less of her floaty guitar style on this album than on subsequent ones like Hejira.
This album is also ideal for people who thrive on searching for various levels of meaning in the lyrics. As Joni states in the liner notes, the album was conceived as a whole, and all the pieces fit together conceptually as well as musically.
Great backup work by Joe Sample, Larry Carlton, Robbenn Ford, Jeff Baxter, Max Bennett, Victor Feldman, John Guerin, and Chuck Findley, and including backing vox and other instruments by James Taylor, Graham Nash, and David Crosby.
For one who has always been adventurous and challenging, Joni Mitchell would create another masterpiece that proved once... Read more