Album of the Day
Ladies Of The Canyon
Joni Mitchell's third album, LADIES OF THE CANYON, shows her rapid musical advance; 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. Now hitting the half-century mark, 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.