Joni Mitchell ‎– Don Juan's Reckless Daughter

Asylum Records ‎– BB-701
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, SP Pressing

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A1 Overture–Cotton Avenue
Drums – John Guerin
A2 Talk To Me 3:40
A3 Jericho
Bongos – Don AliasDrums – John GuerinSoprano Saxophone [Soprano Sax] – Wayne Shorter
B1 Paprika Plains
Drums – John GuerinOrchestrated By, Conductor [Conducted By] – Michael GibbsPiano – Joni MitchellSoprano Saxophone [Soprano Sax] – Wayne Shorter
C1 Otis And Marlena
Acoustic Guitar – Joni MitchellElectric Guitar – Larry CarltonPiano – Michel ColombierSnare [Snare Drum] – John Guerin
C2 The Tenth World
Bongos – Jaco PastoriusCongas, Claves [Clave] – Don AliasCongas, Cowbell – Alejandro Acuna*Congas, Percussion [Coffee Cans] – Manolo BadrenaLead Vocals – Manolo BadrenaSurdo [Bass Drum] – Airto*Vocals – Alejandro Acuna*, Chaka Khan, Don AliasWritten-By – Airto*, Alejandro Acuna*, Don Alias, Jaco Pastorius, Joni Mitchell, Manolo Badrena
C3 Dreamland
Congas – Manolo BadrenaCowbell [Cowbells] – Jaco PastoriusShaker [Shakers] – Alejandro Acuna*Snare [Snaredrum], Percussion [Sandpaper Blocks] – Don AliasSurdo [Bass Drum] – Airto*Vocals – Chaka Khan
D1 Don Juan's Reckless Daughter
Bells [Ankle Bells] – Alejandro Acuna*Other [Split Tongued Spirit] – El BwydShaker – Don Alias
D2 Off Night Backstreet
Drums – John GuerinOrchestrated By [Orchestrator] – Michael GibbsVocals – Glenn Frey, J.D. Souther*
D3 The Silky Veils Of Ardor 4:02

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Recorded and Mixed at A&M Studios in Hollywood.
Orchestra recorded at Columbia Studio C in New York.
Additional recording at Basing Street Studio in London.
Mastered at A&M Studios, Los Angeles.

℗ & © 1977 Elektra / Asylum Records - back cover
℗ 1977 by Asylum Records - labels

Mfg. by Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records. A Division of Warner Communications Inc.

Gatefold with printed artwork innersleeves.
Release is auto-coupled: record 1 includes sides A & D, record 2, sides B & C.

Runout variants 2 contains scratched-out parts - full transcription with scratched out parts in brackets:
A-side: BB-701(501)-A SP 1-1
B-side: No erratum
C-side: BB-701-C B(B-501) C SP 1-2
D-side: BB-701-D BB-(501) D SP
Specialty Records Corporation logo in all runouts (large S with the R and C in the loops).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, Side A runout): BB-701 A SP 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, Side D runout): BB-701 D SP 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, Side B runout): BB-701 B-3 SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, Side C runout): BB-701 C-3 SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Side A runout, etched): BB-701-A SP 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Side D runout, etched): BB-701-D D SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Side B runout, etched): BB-701 B-3 SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Side C runout, etched): BB-701-C C SP 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, Side A runout, etched): BB-701-A SP 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, Side D runout, etched): BB-701-D D SP 1-2 BB-701-D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, Side B runout, etched): BB-701 B-3 SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, Side C runout, etched): BB-701-C C SP 1-2

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AUD 11302 Joni Mitchell Don Juan's Reckless Daughter(2xLP, Album) Asylum Records AUD 11302 South Africa 1977 Sell This Version
BT8-701 Joni Mitchell Don Juan's Reckless Daughter(8-Trk, Album) Asylum Records BT8-701 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
8122-74664-2 Joni Mitchell Don Juan's Reckless Daughter(CD, Album, RE, RM) Asylum Records 8122-74664-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
AS 63 003, AS 63003 Joni Mitchell Don Juan's Reckless Daughter(2xLP, Album, RE) Asylum Records, Asylum Records AS 63 003, AS 63003 France Unknown Sell This Version
ASY 63003, 63003 Joni Mitchell Don Juan's Reckless Daughter(2xLP, Album) Suzy, Asylum Records ASY 63003, 63003 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version


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January 24, 2019
If joni wrote the cotton avenue song today the twita taliban SJWs would diss her merciless, how times change.
This is one of her great albums, as are all of her early/70s efforts. The first 10 years, brilliant stuff.


August 4, 2018
edited 9 months ago
I would agree with spp1680. This album isn’t nearly as bad as critics paint it to be. I came into this record with no expectations because of the fact it’s been dogged many times. Little did I know, it’d become one of my favorite Joni albums. Granted, it’s not as great as other albums she’s released, but that’s not to say it’s horrible or bad. Not even. It’s an incredible release and Joni proved to be an enigma among her contemporaries for taking huge artistic risks and finally reaching full jazz influence by the time Mingus came around.

Jericho, seen previously on her Miles of Aisles live album, is finally given the album treatment with Jaco and Co. And Jaco’s Incredible and spellbinding bass playing gives this song even more buoyancy and gives it an even deeper, darker depth than the Miles of Aisles version with the LA Express.

Also another great one, Talk To Me. Which is comprised predominately of Joni on acoustic and Jaco on bass, having almost a showdown of sorts to see who could get deeper into the guts of the song and it’s spine chilling.

Otis and Marlena is another one of my favorites with instrumentation that harkens to a 70s road trip along the desert with the windows and/or top down.

Joni experiments more with world music and African/Latin influences as she did on The Jungle Line two years prior. The Tenth World is predominately an instrumental, a prelude to Dreamland.

Overall... it’s aged decently well forty years later. I love it! Would love to see a 180G reissue!