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Joni Mitchell / Love Has Many Faces

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Rhino will release a new Joni Mitchell collection in November. Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet Waiting To Be Danced features 53 songs “inspired by a four-act ballet conceived by Joni” and contains songs spanning 40 years of her recordings.

This set is effectively a four-CD collection of previously released recordings arranged in non-chronological order – presumably chosen by Joni herself. It comes in book-style packaging within which are images of six new paintings, lyrical poems and autobiographical liner notes from Mitchell.

Love Has Many Faces will be issued on 17 November 2014.



Track listing

Disc: 1
1. In france they kiss on main street
2. Ray’s dad’s cadillac
3. You turn me on I’m a radio
4. Harlem in havana
5. Car on a hill
6. Dancin clown
7. River
8. Chinese cafe/unchained melody
9. Harry s house/centerpiece
10. Shades of scarlett conquering
11. Number one
12. The windfall (everything for nothing)
13. Come in from the cold

Disc: 2
1. Court and spark
2. No apologies
3. Trouble child
4. Not to blame
5. Nothing can be done
6. Comes love
7. Moon at the window
8. Blue
9. Tax free
10. The wolf that lives in lindsey
11. Hana
12. Hejira
13. Stay in touch
14. Night ride home

Disc: 3
1. You’re my thrill
2. The crazy cries of love
3. Love puts on a new face
4. Borderline
5. A strange boy
6. You dream flat tires
7. Love
8. All I want
9. Be cool
10. Yvette in english
11. Just like this train
12. Carey
13. The only joy in town

Disc: 4
1. Don Juan’s reckless daughter
2. Two grey rooms
3. God must be a boogie man
4. Down to you
5. A case of you
6. The last time I saw richard
7. Raised on robbery
8. Sweet sucker dance
9. Lakota
10. Cool water
11. Amelia
12. Both sides now
13. My best to you

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14 responses to Joni Mitchell / Love Has Many Faces

  1. alan hansen says:

    at first glance and perhaps to the uninitiated, this set might seem intriguing.
    however, on second glance, it strikes me as a missed opportunity to showcase even one rarity.
    what comes to mind is the original version of “man from mars” actually performed by JM
    on the original version of the Grace Of My Heart OST – having been miscredited to Kristen Vangard,
    appearing only on the pre-release promo and/or first pressing of the discs,
    recalled by the MCA label days prior to the release date, then replaced WITH the actual Kristen Vangard version for official release.
    i am fortunate to have been working in a music shop at that time,
    and i respectfully did NOT return my copy of the disc.
    if you are not familiar with the melancholy and languid beauty of this original version,
    it is only more than worth your time and effort to search it out.

  2. Philip Cohen says:

    Joni Mitchell is yet another performer who is ridiculously restrictive with archival material. What a meaningless re-package. I won’t be buying it.

  3. palazzo says:

    The word is she’s demanding more than her record company’s willing to pay, with regard to deluxe editions of her albums, and such like.

  4. baward says:

    Her fourth compilation album in the last 10 years.

  5. Sam says:

    Well, it’s Joni and it’s supposedly going to be all remastered. So I’ll be getting it eventually but at this price? I’ll wait til the price goes down a bit.

  6. ANt says:

    thanks ALan for the heads up on Man From Mars. ABsoluteley beautiful.
    New life to the song. I didn’t like the midi orchestration choices on taming tiger album or SHine but this featuring piano and an acoustic production really does shine. Wishing that Joni has recorded all those tracks like this. thanks again

  7. Gull says:

    Her creative juices completely dried up after the release of Hejira with the exception of only two songs, Man From Mars and Moon At the Window. This latest release looks more like a cash grab to keep the old girl in cigarette money.

  8. alan hansen says:

    i arrived to the JM music banquette a little late – the late 80’s and although i was keenly aware of her popular songs and catalog from having been working in independent music shops since the age of 18, i’d not really taken the time to explore her work. the first release of hers that i listened to from beginning to end was “chalk mark in a rainstorm” which caught my attention with it’s cameo guest vocal by Peter Gabriel. i thought the album was quite good (an opinion which i think now overrated that release). but it wasn’t until the followup of “night ride home” that i believe JM hit her zenith. and yes, i’m sure most would disagree, favoring earlier and critically acclaimed collections. still, “night ride home” to this day thrills me in a way that no other JM recordings have – mature, sensible, sophisticated, poignant, and with a voice and musicianship that crafted what i respectfully believe to be her best work.

  9. Mic Smith says:

    I have most JM titles and consider her last great work to be Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter although some of output since then has been very worthwhile. This 4CD compilation doesn’t do it for me though despite the nice packaging. I’ll save my money and look to fill the few gaps in the collection instead.

  10. palazzo says:

    You lot are harsh! I’d give he up to (a couple of good songs on) Mingus. But then she married Larry Klein and it all went downhill very fast. And so many compilations – at least Elvis Costello has the excuse that his old record company are to blame

  11. Dean Guzzi says:

    Special times, travels, experiences – enhanced and pinned in memory by Joni’s incisive poetry and musical images over a life time.

    Some comments suggest a grudge of sorts, a creativity debt – like the book of the month club let you down lately.

    The view back, ahead, and inside, all are vividly better for her gifts. With Joni now approaching seventy something, we are the ones left owing.

  12. Graham says:

    The reason she curates her music is that it is sometimes difficult to assimilate so much brilliance especially as so many people harp on continually about Blue and Court and Spark

  13. Frank Batting says:

    Well, – most of these kind of records are made to get money in the house.
    And i’m sure Joni is going to need loads of money. I have read that she was one of the many millions, who catch’ed the polio disease in the 1940-50. And usualy musicans don’t have good pensions, if any. And the if you got the polio, its coming back to hunt you. There’s a medicine Ivig or immunegammaglobulin, which is pretty expensive in use, for some several 100K on a yearly base. That is if you want to have some kind life you could call a life. I know, but i live in Denmark, its still a problem, but not like in the U.S.A. And i love Joni’s music, always have, so i’m going to buy it when available here ;-)

  14. martin mikelberg says:

    I am intrigued by Joni’s music. I play a synthesized sax made by Casio in the 1980s and got so absorbed by her sound that for the four months I have written or scribed many of her songs in midi format so I can play along after muting the melody staff. The sound is amazing – if anyone would want some of them, just e-mail me ( look up Marin Mikelberg on the net and you should find me.

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