Joni Mitchell Misses
CD (October 29, 1996)
Original Release Date: October 29, 1996
Label: Warner Brothers
This was released the same time as 'Hits'. It is not as easy to get into as 'Hits' because the songs here have more of an experimental nature so if you are buying your first Joni Mitchell CD, I would go for 'Hits', 'Court and Spark' or 'Ladies Of The Canyon'. This is much more rewarding though once you have gave it a few listens. This spans from the 70's to her mid 90's work. The track order doesn't make as much sense as 'Hits' either but it's something you get used to.
There are a few tracks here which aren't really worthy enough to appear on a compilation, like the soft rock tinged 'Nothing can Be Done' and the jazzy pop 'Impossible Dreamer', but most of the tracks here are superb even if they are not instantly appealing. 'A Case Of You'(beautiful poetic love song), 'For The Roses'(one of the best songs about fame), 'Harry's House/Centerpiece (almost visual)', 'Hejira' (very thought provoking) and 'The Magdalene Laundries' (powerful) are among some of her best recordings and they really have stood the test of time. I think this compilation represents Joni's Heart, Soul and Mind.
My verdict: A bit of a mix, which covers most her music career. In my mind: Quite a few hits, some average songs but, no misses
Passion Play (When All the Slaves Are Free)
Nothing Can Be Done
Case of You
The Best Of Black Wings
Dog Eat Dog
The Wolf That Lives in Lindsey
The Magdalene Laundries
For the Roses