Joni Mitchell turned 70 this week. Her voice has darkened over the years, but her vision has always been clear.
Roger’s listed his twenty Joni favorites, with links to most; you probably know them all by now. But I wanted to mention her reinvention (in 2000, when she was a mere fifty-seven) of one song of hers that’s been covered six hundred times, enough to make you sick of it — until you hear this arrangement, which will make you fall in love with it all over again.
Just for the record, this is my favorite Joni song. I’d love to hear her sing it again as a contralto.