JONI MITCHELL ‘Reprise Albums 1968-71 (4CD) *ORDER NOW! (As usual, these boxes are ltd.)


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Last year Joni Mitchell and Rhino delighted fans with the announcement of the Joni Mitchell Archives, an ongoing series of releases that look back at the career of the multifaceted songwriter, singer, producer, and visual artist.

And we now have  the next volume in the series: The Reprise Albums (1968-1971), released in the States on June 25, just fifty years and three days after she released Blue on June 22, 1971.  The 4-CD or 4-LP set collects her first four albums, which feature some of her most enduring work: Song To A Seagull (featuring the essential tracks “Cactus Tree” and “Marcie”), Clouds (“Chelsea Morning” and “Both Sides Now”), Ladies of the Canyon (“Big Yellow Taxi,” “The Circle Game,” “Woodstock”) and the timeless Blue (featuring “River” and “A Case of You”), which recently landed on Rolling Stone‘s list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

All the music on The Reprise Albums (1968-1971) has been newly remastered by Bernie Grundman and it also premieres a new mix of Song To A Seagull by Matt Lee and Joni Mitchell.  In interviews, Joni has applauded her producer David Crosby’s choice to keep her songs sparse as in her live shows, baked into the tapes.    The new mix honors the sonic fingerprint of the original while dialing back some of that reverb.  For fans, it will be a whole new way of experiencing Joni’s first artistic statements.

The box set is handsomely packaged in a deluxe slipcase and adorned with a newly discovered self-portrait of the artist from the era.  You’ll also find new liner notes by Brandi Carlile, a friend and admirer of Joni Mitchell and 6-time Grammy winner in her own right.