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Joni Mitchell - Don Juan's Reckless Daughter flipster

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.
konstantinov

Joni Mitchell - Don Juan's Reckless Daughter konstantinov

June 24, 2019
there is only one S in "dis", you dumb right-winger
w0rldclique

Joni Mitchell - Don Juan's Reckless Daughter as reviewed by w0rldclique

August 4, 2018
edited over 2 years 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!
PTBert

Joni Mitchell - Don Juan's Reckless Daughter PTBert

August 22, 2020

I too was pleasantly surprised by this record, and I have now listened through it twice and am even more impressed. Your review of the record leaves me with nothing to add, other than I find the sound quality to be incredible, with Joni's voice hovering nicely in the virtual space between the speakers, and the rest of the band is so nicely present and clearly defined. I don't need a remaster of this; I find the original to be superb.