Mitchell, Joni / Joni Mitchell at Newport
Album: Joni Mitchell at Newport   Collection:General
Artist:Mitchell, Joni   Added:Feb 2024
Label:Rhino Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2024-03-03 Pull Date: 2024-05-05
Week Ending: May 5 Apr 28 Apr 21 Apr 14 Apr 7 Mar 31 Mar 10
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Recent Airplay
1. Jun 05, 2024: Comes to Mind
4. May 29, 2024: Tune Tales
A Case of You
2. Jun 05, 2024: That's not Bluegrass
A Case of You
5. May 29, 2024: That's not Bluegrass
A Case of You
3. Jun 01, 2024: Music Casserole
A Case of You
6. May 25, 2024: Hanging in the Boneyard
A Case of You

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2024-02-14

This record of Joni Mitchell’s surprise live appearance at the Newport Folk Festival won the Grammy award for best folk album. Joni is helped out by about 2 dozen musicians billed as “the Joni Jam” and each listed inside the jacket. Notables include Brandi Carlile, members of the bands Dawes and Lucius, Marcus Mumford, Alison Russell, and Wynonna Judd. All songs are written by Mitchell except #7 (of course).

FCC clean

1 Spoken intro by Brandi Carlile; she disguises Joni’s appearance until the very end (2:42)
2 Joyful & fun, even if a bit sloppy; the crowd gets into the spirit of the thing (2:41)
3 *** Brandi, Joni, & Marcus share the vocals on this gorgeous song about lost love. It’s from Mitchell’s classic Blue album. Be sure to have some Kleenex nearby. (4:52)
4 Approx 2 mins of talk about the Hejira album, then Taylor Goldsmith sings Amelia (7:59)
5 ** Joni slowly sings one of her signature songs tastefully backed by piano & cello (5:40)
6 mid-tempo instrumental, Joni on lead electric guitar (3:31)
7 *** Mitchell’s now lower voice is surprisingly strong on this Gershwin standard (5:53)
8 Brandi (mostly) & the group give a lively version of “Carey” that is not well mixed (3:38)
9 * an R&B tinged version of “Help Me” with newcomer Celisse on vocal & guitar (5:20)
10 Taylor Goldsmith gently sings a deep cut; it’s very pretty but doesn’t feature Joni (7:34)
11 Brandi Carlile sings a relatively new (& little known) song (5:45)
12 A full-group singalong. I wanted to love this, but honestly it sorta drags along (5:56)

Track Listing
1. Spoken Introduction by Brandi Carlile   7. Summertime
2. Big Yellow Taxi (Feat. Lucius)   8. Carey (Feat. Brandi Carlile)
3. A Case of You   9. Help Me (Feat. Celisse)
4. Amelia (Feat. Taylor Goldsmith)   10. Come in From the Cold (Feat. Taylor Goldsmith)
5. Both Sides Now   11. Shine (Feat. Brandi Carlile)
6. Just Like This Train   12. The Circle Game