Joni Mitchell

Real Name:
Roberta Joan Anderson
Profile:
Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter
Born November 7, 1943, in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada.

Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock And Roll Hall of Fame (Performer) in 1997.

Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in her native Western Canada and then busking on the streets of Toronto. In the mid-1960s she left for New York City and its folk music scene, recording her debut album in 1968 and achieving fame first as a songwriter ("Urge for Going", "Chelsea Morning", "Both Sides, Now", "Woodstock") and then as a singer in her own right. Blue, her starkly personal 1971 album, was voted #30 in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list of 2003. Mitchell also had pop hits such as "Big Yellow Taxi", "Free Man in Paris", and "Help Me", the last two from 1974's best-selling Court and Spark.

Mitchell's distinctive harmonic guitar style, and piano arrangements all grew more complex through the 1970s as she was deeply influenced by jazz, melding it with pop, folk and rock on experimental albums like 1976's Hejira. She worked closely with jazz greats including Pat Metheny, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock, and on a 1979 record released after his death, Charles Mingus. From the 1980s on, Mitchell reduced her recording and touring schedule but turned again toward pop, making greater use of synthesizers and direct political protest in her lyrics, which often tackled social and environmental themes alongside romantic and emotional ones.

Mitchell is also a visual artist. She created the artwork for each of her albums, and in 2000 described herself as a "painter derailed by circumstance." Mitchell stopped recording over the last several years, focusing more attention on painting, but in 2007 she released Shine, her first album of new songs in nine years.

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Albums

RST 6293-C Joni Mitchell - Song To A Seagull album art Joni Mitchell Song To A Seagull (Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records RST 6293-C US 1968 Sell This Version
RS 6341, 6341 Joni Mitchell - Clouds album art Joni Mitchell Clouds (Album) Reprise Records RS 6341, 6341 US 1969 Sell This Version
RS 6376 Joni Mitchell - Ladies Of The Canyon album art Joni Mitchell Ladies Of The Canyon (Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records RS 6376 US 1970 Sell This Version
BAN 44128 Joni Mitchell - Blue album art Joni Mitchell Blue (Album) Reprise Records BAN 44128 Israel 1971 Sell This Version
129674, 129675 Joni Mitchell - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-374/375 album art Joni Mitchell And James Taylor (2) Joni Mitchell And James Taylor (2) - Pick Of The Pops For Your D.J.-374/375 BBC Transcription Services, BBC Transcription Services 129674, 129675 UK 1972 Sell This Version
SYLA 8753 Joni Mitchell - For The Roses album art Joni Mitchell For The Roses (Album) Asylum Records SYLA 8753 New Zealand 1972 Sell This Version
SYLA 8756 Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark album art Joni Mitchell Court And Spark (Album) Asylum Records SYLA 8756 UK 1974 Sell This Version
AS 63 001, AB 202 Joni Mitchell - Miles Of Aisles album art Joni Mitchell and The L.A. Express Joni Mitchell and The L.A. Express - Miles Of Aisles (Album) Asylum Records AS 63 001, AB 202 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
AUC 4513, 7E 1051 Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns album art Joni Mitchell The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (Album) Asylum Records AUC 4513, 7E 1051 South Africa 1975 Sell This Version
7E-1087 Joni Mitchell - Hejira album art Joni Mitchell Hejira (Album) Asylum Records 7E-1087 US 1976 Sell This Version
BB-701 Joni Mitchell - Don Juan's Reckless Daughter album art Joni Mitchell Don Juan's Reckless Daughter (Album) Asylum Records BB-701 New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
12 Joni Mitchell - The Best Of The BBC Rock Hour - 12 album art Joni Mitchell & James Taylor (2) Joni Mitchell & James Taylor (2) - The Best Of The BBC Rock Hour - 12(Reel, 2tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Transcription) London Wavelength 12 US 1978 Sell This Version
5E-505 Joni Mitchell - Mingus album art Joni Mitchell Mingus (Album) Asylum Records 5E-505 US 1979 Sell This Version
W 62030, W62030 Joni Mitchell - Shadows And Light album art Joni Mitchell Shadows And Light (Album) Asylum Records W 62030, W62030 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
GHS 2019 Joni Mitchell - Wild Things Run Fast album art Joni Mitchell Wild Things Run Fast (Album) Geffen Records GHS 2019 US 1982 Sell This Version
GHS 24074 Joni Mitchell - Dog Eat Dog album art Joni Mitchell Dog Eat Dog (Album) Geffen Records GHS 24074 US 1985 Sell This Version
WBMS 131, none Joni Mitchell - Interview With Joni Mitchell album art Joni Mitchell Interview With Joni Mitchell(LP, Promo) Geffen Records, Musician WBMS 131, none US 1985 Sell This Version
9 24172-2 Joni Mitchell - Chalk Mark In A Rain Storm album art Joni Mitchell Chalk Mark In A Rain Storm (Album) Geffen Records 9 24172-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
717.8002 Joni Mitchell - Night Ride Home album art Joni Mitchell Night Ride Home (Album) Geffen Records, Geffen Records, Geffen Records 717.8002 Brazil 1991 Sell This Version
9 45786-2 Joni Mitchell - Turbulent Indigo album art Joni Mitchell Turbulent Indigo (Album) Reprise Records 9 45786-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
2 46451-AB Joni Mitchell - Taming The Tiger album art Joni Mitchell Taming The Tiger (Album) Reprise Records 2 46451-AB US 1998 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-9564 Joni Mitchell - A Conversation With Joni Mitchell album art Joni Mitchell A Conversation With Joni Mitchell(CD, Promo) Reprise Records PRO-CD-9564 US 1998 Sell This Version
2-47620 Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now album art Joni Mitchell Both Sides Now (Album) Reprise Records 2-47620 US 1999 Sell This Version
none Joni Mitchell - Travelogue album art Joni Mitchell Travelogue (Album) Nonesuch none US 2002 Sell This Version
WCDB133 Joni Mitchell - Selections From 'Travelogue' album art Joni Mitchell Selections From 'Travelogue'(CDr, Promo, Smplr) EastWest WCDB133 Australia 2002 Sell This Version