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Joni MitchellCourt And Spark

Label:Asylum Records – 7E-1001
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Santa Maria Pressing
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Soft Rock, Folk Rock

Tracklist

A1Court And Spark
ChimesMilt Holland
2:46
A2Help Me3:22
A3Free Man In Paris
Electric GuitarJose Feliciano*
3:02
A4People's Parties2:20
A5The Same Situation
Arranged By [Strings]Tom Scott
3:05
B1Car On A Hill
Arranged By [Strings]Joni Mitchell
Electric GuitarWayne Perkins
2:58
B2Down To You
Arranged By [Strings]Joni Mitchell, Tom Scott
Backing VocalsDavid Crosby, Susan Webb
ClavinetJoni Mitchell
5:36
B3Just Like This Train4:23
B4Raised On Robbery
Electric GuitarRobbie Robertson
3:05
B5Trouble Child
Electric GuitarDennis Budimir
TrumpetChuck Findley
3:57
B6Twisted
Backing VocalsCheech & Chong
TrumpetChuck Findley
2:18
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Notes

"S" in runouts denotes a Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria pressing.

℗ 1973 Asylum Records - labels
℗ © 1974 Asylum Records. - back cover

All songs by Joni Mitchell, © 1973 Crazy Crow Music / BMI,
Except 'Twisted', © 1965 Prestige Music / BMI.

Packaged in an embossed gatefold cover.

Song Title Discrepancy
A5 title is "Same Situation" on the label
A5 title is "The Same Situation" on the sleeve

Gatefold does not have credits across the bottom left panel. See Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark for gatefold with credits across bottom left.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Etched (Var. 1)): 7E-1001-A1 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Etched (Var. 1)): S \ 2 7E-1001-B1 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Etched (Var. 2)): S l ̷ ̷̶̷S̷̶̷D̷̶̷-̷̶̷5̷̶̷0̷̶̷7̷̶̷2̷̶̷A3 7E-1001-A3 CSM A4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Etched (Var. 2)): S \ ̷ ̷̶̷S̷̶̷D̷̶̷-̷̶̷5̷̶̷0̷̶̷7̷̶̷2̷̶̷ ̷̶̷B̷̶̷-̷̶̷2̷̶̷ ̷̶̷ 7E-1001-B2 CSM A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Etched (Var. 3)): S l ̷ ̷̶̷S̷̶̷D̷̶̷-̷̶̷5̷̶̷0̷̶̷7̷̶̷2̷̶̷A 7E-1001-A E
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Etched (Var. 3)): S 2 ̷ ̷̶̷S̷̶̷D̷̶̷-̷̶̷5̷̶̷0̷̶̷7̷̶̷2̷̶̷ ̷̶̷B̷̶̷-̷̶̷1 7E-1001-B1 B̷̶̷ 9G

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Court And Spark (LP, Album, Stereo)Asylum Records, Asylum RecordsSYLA 8756, OC 064 ◦ 95090UK1974
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Court And Spark (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)Asylum Records, Asylum RecordsAS 53 002, 7E-1001Germany1974
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Court And Spark (LP, Album, Gatefold sleeve)Asylum RecordsK 53002Italy1974
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Court And Spark (LP, Album, Gatefold)Asylum RecordsAS 53002Netherlands1974
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Court And Spark (LP, Album)Asylum RecordsP-8412YJapan1974

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  • aleythesavage's avatar
    Just got my hands on a copy of this pressing for a steal, $2.00! I wasn't expecting much, but this has very little surface noise. Very quiet and wonderfully mastered pressing! I am glad I read through some reviews and chose to get an older copy instead of a recent reissue pressing. Absolutely beautiful piano arrangements and lyricism in this album.
    • Talcoco's avatar
      Talcoco
      Fun bops, great lyrics as always with Joni, mood booster.
      • timeware's avatar
        timeware
        This first pressing is SO much better than any pressings that have followed it, even the DCC which comes in a close second place. But if you can find a VG+ to NM copy of this first pressing, grab it fast! It's beautifully recorded and benefits from Bernie Grundman's mastering from fresh master tapes. Vinyl in the early 70s can be a bit noisy, so expect some background noise regardless of the condition, but it's really only audible between tracks.
        • eranalon's avatar
          eranalon
          Excellent mastering and pressing...
          Get a good copy and never regret 👌
          • mhnien's avatar
            mhnien
            Edited 12 months ago
            Classic Joni. My 48 year old copy is quiet and mellow without sounding like mush. Maybe QC is the one advantage major labels had. Don't spend a lot for an old copy! They are out their by the millions!
            • Kyleho's avatar
              Kyleho
              Listened to this album after surgery. It was very uplifting and relaxing.
              • Jack_Wagon
                My personal favorite of all her albums.

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