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  1. Joni Mitchell - Hejira « RVJ PREMIUM
    June 12, 2014 @ 4:20 am

    […] Classic Rock ReviewHowever, the test of time has shone on this album favorably and Mitchell herself believes the album to be a unique and personal gem stating, “I suppose a lot of people could have written a lot of my other songs, but I feel the songs on Hejira could only have come from me.” […]


  2. Will Buckley, Founder / President FarePlay
    April 20, 2015 @ 5:37 pm

    Great find. Very well researched and written, although as will always happen with subjective art forms there will always be differences of opinion. My own trajectory with music is concentrated from 1965 to 1985, growing up at the Fillmore East, Boston Tea Party and moving on to Winterland and the Great American Music Hall in the early 1970s.

    As to Hejira. A masterpiece on all levels and always a traveling companion on long drives along with August & Everything. Two extremely cinematic records with sweeping vistas. Ms Mitchell’s brilliance is clearly after Blue and it is unfortunate ( for them ) that many of her most ardent followers were unable to make the transition to the more complex and interesting artist that Joni Mitchell became.

    I am puzzled by your toss away review of Jaco’s contribution to this work, which is melodically stunning and in some ways a breakthrough performance that intersects pop and jazz and later honored by her husband Larry Klein.

    For the Roses and Night Ride Home are two other minor masterpieces gems that have grown on me over time. The characters in Joni’s songs are always so well drawn and realized.

    Anyway, I look forward to reading more and thank-you for your time and insight.


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