Album of the Day
Ladies Of The Canyon
Joni Mitchell's third album, LADIES OF THE CANYON, shows her rapid musical growth; the self-produced set's sophisticated arrangements add piano, clarinet, saxophone and multi-tracked vocals to the singer-songwriter's sonic palette. The dozen originals include some of Mitchell's most popular compositions, among them “Big Yellow Taxi,” “Woodstock” and “The Circle Game” - songs that may be better known from covers (by Janet Jackson, CSNY and Tom Rush, respectively), but Joni's versions are just as memorable. Released on this day in 1970, LADIES OF THE CANYON was neither Mitchell's biggest seller or most famous album – but it may be the hidden gem in one of rock's most rewarding catalogs.