Joni Mitchell ‎– The Hissing Of Summer Lawns

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A1 In France They Kiss On Main Street
Backing Vocals – D. Crosby*, G. Nash*, J. Taylor*Electric Guitar – Jeff Baxter, Robben Ford
3:17
A2 The Jungle Line
Synthesizer [Moog] – Joni Mitchell
4:20
A3 Edith And The Kingpin
Electric Piano – Joe SampleHorn – Chuck Findlay*Saxophone – Bud Shank
3:35
A4 Don't Interrupt The Sorrow
Congas – Victor FeldmanDobro – Robben Ford
4:04
A5 Shades Of Scarlett Conquering
Arranged By [Strings] – Dale OehlerVibraphone – Victor Feldman
4:57
B1 The Hissing Of Summer Lawns
Guitar – James Taylor (2)Keyboards, Percussion – Victor FeldmanSaxophone – Bud ShankSynthesizer [Moog] – John GuerinWritten-By – John Guerin, Joni Mitchell
3:00
B2 The Boho Dance
Flugelhorn [Flugle] – Chuck Findlay*Keyboards – Joni Mitchell
3:56
B3 Harry's House / Centerpiece
Guitar – Robben FordKeyboards – Joe SampleWritten-By – Johnny Mandel, Jon Hendricks
6:52
B4 Sweet Bird 4:10
B5 Shadows And Light
Synthesizer [Arp], Organ [Farfisa] – Joni Mitchell
4:15

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Embossed gatefold cover.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 7E-1051-A SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): 7E-1051-B SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix/Runout side A [etched] variant 1 [stamped] SRC Logo): 7E-1051 A RE SP B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix/Runout side B [etched] variant 1 [stamped] SRC Lo): 7E-1051 B RE SP 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etch exc [SRC logo] stamp variant 2): 7E-1051 A RE SP A2 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etch exc [SRC logo] stamp variant 2): 7E-1051 B RE SP B1 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etch exc [SRC logo] stamp variant 3): 7E-1051 A RE SP [SRC logo] 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etch exc [SRC logo] stamp variant 3): 7E-1051 B RE SP [SRC logo] 1-1

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1051-2 Joni Mitchell The Hissing Of Summer Lawns(CD, Album, RE, RM) Asylum Records 1051-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
1051-2 Joni Mitchell The Hissing Of Summer Lawns(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Asylum Records 1051-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
K 53018 Joni Mitchell The Hissing Of Summer Lawns(LP, Album, RE) Asylum Records K 53018 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
7559-60332-2 Joni Mitchell The Hissing Of Summer Lawns(CD, Album, RE, RP) Asylum Records 7559-60332-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
53018, AS 53018, 7E-1051 Joni Mitchell The Hissing Of Summer Lawns(LP, Album, Gat) Asylum Records, Asylum Records, Asylum Records 53018, AS 53018, 7E-1051 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version

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Flowboy1

May 22, 2017
One of THE great unappreciated albums of the 70's (or dare I say, of all time?). Some say you need to know her early work but you can come to this album from anywhere. When I first heard this Punk was emerging & as much as I loved punk it could never push this music out of my mind. I had never heard any of her early LP's & although everyone knew her pop songs from the radio, this was something new & strange. Very smooth, lush, "state of the art" U.S. recording, not to the average rock fan's taste for sure but it repays repeated listening. The brilliant lyrics are beautifully descriptive & underneath the glare of California sun they draw dark pictures of women from youth to middle age. Women as objects of men's desires, as objecting to & complicit in their own domestic & male society's imprisonment; sensual, frustrated, desperate, angry, scornful, dissenting. Apart from the opening track - very much typical slightly OTT "FM" radio fare of the time but perhaps representing "youth", the music conjures huge vistas. Drums pound through the jungle. Melodies are long & meandering, Mitchell's voice clear & fluid, jazz inflected, the guitars & horns swoop & shimmer, Hollywood-esque orchestrations flower & fade, piano's punctuate the spaces & Mitchell's subtle guitar underpins everything, until the final strange synthetic "Darkness & Light". Soul Music. Not the hollerin' chest-beating sort but soul music nonetheless. Everyone should have a copy. And listen to it. A lot.