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Sunday 20 January 2019

Ladies of the Canyon

The general consensus among Joni Mitchell fans, and I include Mrs CC within this group, is that Blue her 4th album from 1971 is her best. Indeed it features in many of those greatest albums of all time lists and often as the highest by a female artist.

I'm not a huge Joni fan although I like her well enough. I am also quite contrary. So for me her best one is the one before from 1970 Ladies of the Canyon
It includes what is possibly her most famous song Big Yellow Taxi  (well her biggest hit at any rate) and also Woodstock.
Being contrary I've selected another two for your listening pleasure.

Joni Mitchell - Morning Morgantown

Joni Mitchell - Ladies of the Canyon


  1. Joni Mitchell is always worth a listen. Thanks for not selecting other well known songs. I prefer her live double album Miles of Aisles as her best.

  2. Perfect Sunday morning selections. My favourite Joni album is 'Hejira'.

  3. I always thought Blue was slightly overrated compared to other discs in her back catalogue. Ladies of the Canyon is a good choice. I have a lot of time for Court & Spark, For The Roses and the one I always think of as being called Pissing On Summer Lawns.

  4. Thanks a lot! I can scrub Morgantown from the series.

  5. Court & Spark would be my 1st choice with Blue a close second. And her duet on "Good Friends" with Michael McDonald is a cracker.

  6. I'm in complete agreement with you about (most of the songs on this album, CC. (Maybe due to the memories of that time associated with it.)

    "Big Yellow Taxi" is one of my most hated songs though. ;-)

  7. Love Joni Mitchell. It's Hissing of Summer Lawns for me.

  8. P.S. Sorry for the confusing extra bracket tossed in there. ;-)