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Joni Mitchell Clouds

CD (October 25, 1990)
Original Release Date: May 1969
Label: Warner Brothers

Grammy for Best Folk Performance or Best Folk Recording.

Joni Mitchell's second album contains the first manifestations of her artistic brilliance. Where her debut, Song to a Seagull, has hints of greatness, Clouds displays the real thing. With her newfound control on melody and lyrical economy, she delivers songs that are readily accessible, instantly hummable, and virtually timeless. Her hippie excesses are still in view ("Songs to Aging Children Come" is untamed), but, for the most part, she has found her voice. "Both Sides Now" has become a lite-FM staple (thanks to Judy Collins's cover). While songs such as the incredibly idyllic "Tin Angel" (nicely covered by Tom Rush on his classic Circle Game), "Chelsea Morning," and "I Don't Know Where I Stand" have become modern folk standards. --Rob O'Connor

Irish Rovers The First of The Irish Rovers

Vinyl LP
DECCA DL 74835

Still in original cellophane in excellent condition

 

The First of the Irish Rovers recorded live at the Ice House in Pasadena, California.

Read about the group then enjoy their friendly upbeat Irish music as quoted on the album jacket "Close your eyes and you're in Ireland, strolling past a friendly pub, watching the mist rise over the sea. Will Millar himself would say 'Come on in for a minute or two out of the rain and give us a hand on a couple of the choruses."

Enjoy Irish favourites that were their first in what would become a long line of hits.