Album: Joni Mitchell – Blue 50 (Demos & Outtakes)
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Canadian singer-songwriter, Roberta Joan “Joni” Mitchell’s Blue — ever heard of it? Mitchell’s iconic fourth album turns 50 years old tomorrow and it’s been getting the full retrospective treatment, with elaborate features in the New York Times and a rare interview with Mitchell herself which Cameron Crowe conducted for The Los Angeles Times.
Today, five previously unreleased demos and outtakes from the album are available as part of a digital EP called Blue 50 (Demos & Outtakes). These songs will also be included on Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971), a compilation coming out in October that will document the period leading up to Blue.
Blue 50 (Demos & Outtakes) includes early demos of “A Case Of You” and “California,” an alternate version of “River” that features French horns, an early take of “Urge For Going,” a song that was intended for Blue but didn’t see a proper release until a 1996 greatest hits compilation, and a studio recording of “Hunter,” which Mitchell played live but never officially put out.
Drawing from folk, pop, rock, classical, and jazz, Mitchell’s songs often reflect on social and philosophical ideals as well as her feelings about romance, womanhood, disillusionment, and joy.
Blue 50 (Demos & Outtakes) Album Tracklist:
- A Case Of You (Blue Sessions Demo) // Download Mp3
- California (Blue Sessions Demo) // Download Mp3
- Hunter (Blue Sessions) // Download Mp3
- River (With French Horns) [Blue Sessions] // Download Mp3
- Urge For Going (With Strings) [Blue Sessions] // Download Mp3