10 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Joni Mitchell’s second album, Clouds, is the first collection of the Joni who fans fell in love with. Her first album had left off songs she'd written that had been successful covers for other artists (such as “Tin Angel,” “Chelsea Morning," and “Both Sides Now”), but here she reclaims them as her own. Writing of the uncertainties of young love (“I Don’t Know Where I Stand”), mental illness (“I Think I Understand”), the allure of "wild ones" (“That Song About the Midway”), and even American military actions (“The Fiddle and the Drum”), Mitchell, with unusual harmonic and instrumental skills, proved herself a remarkable and superior talent.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Joni Mitchell’s second album, Clouds, is the first collection of the Joni who fans fell in love with. Her first album had left off songs she'd written that had been successful covers for other artists (such as “Tin Angel,” “Chelsea Morning," and “Both Sides Now”), but here she reclaims them as her own. Writing of the uncertainties of young love (“I Don’t Know Where I Stand”), mental illness (“I Think I Understand”), the allure of "wild ones" (“That Song About the Midway”), and even American military actions (“The Fiddle and the Drum”), Mitchell, with unusual harmonic and instrumental skills, proved herself a remarkable and superior talent.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

3x5 card ,

Timeless

Heard a couple of these songs on one of my Pandora stations and had to buy the album. Her voice is so pure on these songs. Never gets old.

Charango fan ,

At last!

This is early Joni: young and *not* flashy. It's great to have the original "Both Sides Now" available -- the later versions have not held up. "Chelsea Morning" and "Midway" are treats. "Clouds" is a must for any Joni-phile.

bryeboy ,

One Of Her Best!

This is a great example of her post hippie era. From the always evocative “ Both Sides Now” to the joyful strumming of “Chelsea Morning” it is a chronicle of a great artists’ continuing evolution. A must have for long time fans and newcomers!

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