Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Rock

Album Review

A big chunk of the pop audience Joni Mitchell had earned with Court and Spark in 1974 deserted her in 1975 and 1976 when the follow-ups, The Hissing of Summer Lawns and Hejira, proved more difficult works. With this pretentious double album, Mitchell lost many of the loyal fans who'd stuck with her from the beginning but who now, as she spread her obscure poetic observations and thin melodies across whole sides of the album, found her disengaged from the close, personal observations that filled her best songs. This was Mitchell's last album to go gold.
William Ruhlmann, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Overture-Cotton Avenue
  2. Talk to Me
  3. Jericho
  4. Paprika Plains
  5. Otis and Marlena
  6. The Tenth World
  7. Dreamland
  8. Don Juan's Reckless Daughter
  9. Off Night Back Street
  10. The Silky Veils of Ardor