Editors’ Notes This 10-album collection illustrates the remarkable growth of Joni Mitchell. While her David Crosby–produced self-titled debut album (a.k.a. "Song to a Seagull") is overwrought in spots, by Clouds Mitchell had refined her attack. It includes songs covered by others (Tom Rush for “Tin Angel,” Judy Collins for “Both Sides Now”) and the joyful expression of “Chelsea Morning.” Ladies of the Canyon further expanded her talents, with the hit single “Big Yellow Taxi” and the timely “Woodstock.” 1970’s Blue was perfect: that rare moment (“Blue,” “River,” “Last Time I Saw Richard”) where an artist both breaks new ground and remains accessible to a mass audience. For the Roses went further; its peaks were stunning (“Lesson in Survival,” “Let the Wind Carry Me”). Her most commercially successful album, Court and Spark, hardly lacked for adventure, and its arrangements grew grander. Her love for various guitar tunings led to a trio of fantastic albums that were at times too challenging for pop audiences but reward the patient listener handsomely. Mingus was her tribute to the jazz individualist Charles Mingus, with whom she shared a musical and spiritual affinity. 

SONG
Joni Mitchell aka Song to a Seagull
I Had a King
1
 
Michael from Mountains
2
 
Night In the City
3
 
Marcie
4
 
Nathan La Franeer
5
 
Sisotowbell Lane
6
 
The Dawntreader
7
 
The Pirate of Penance
8
 
Song to a Seagull
9
 
Cactus Tree
10
 
Clouds
Tin Angel
1
 
Chelsea Morning
2
 
I Don't Know Where I Stand
3
 
That Song About the Midway
4
 
Roses Blue
5
 
The Gallery
6
 
I Think I Understand
7
 
Songs to Aging Children Come
8
 
The Fiddle and the Drum
9
 
Both Sides Now
10
 
Ladies of the Canyon
Morning Morgantown
1
 
For Free
2
 
Conversation
3
 
Ladies of the Canyon
4
 
Willy
5
 
The Arrangement
6
 
Rainy Night House
7
 
The Priest
8
 
Blue Boy
9
 
Big Yellow Taxi
10
 
Woodstock
11
 
The Circle Game
12
 
Blue
All I Want
1
 
My Old Man
2
 
Little Green
3
 
Carey
4
 
Blue
5
 
California
6
 
This Flight Tonight
7
 
River
8
 
A Case of You
9
 
The Last Time I Saw Richard
10
 
For the Roses
Banquet
1
 
Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire
2
 
Barangrill
3
 
Lesson In Survival
4
 
Let the Wind Carry Me
5
 
For the Roses
6
 
See You Sometime
7
 
Electricity
8
 
You Turn Me On I'm a Radio
9
 
Blonde In the Bleachers
10
 
Woman of Heart and Mind
11
 
Judgement of the Moon and Stars (Ludwig's Tune)
12
 
Court and Spark
Court and Spark
1
 
Help Me
2
 
Free Man In Paris
3
 
People's Parties
4
 
The Same Situation
5
 
Car On a Hill
6
 
Down to You
7
 
Just Like This Train
8
 
Raised On Robbery
9
 
Trouble Child
10
 
Twisted
11
 
The Hissing of Summer Lawns
In France They Kiss On Main Street
1
 
The Jungle Line
2
 
Edith and the Kingpin
3
 
Don't Interrupt the Sorrow
4
 
Shades of Scarlett Conquering
5
 
The Hissing of Summer Lawns
6
 
The Boho Dance
7
 
Harry's House-Centerpiece
8
 
Sweet Bird
9
 
Shadows and Light
10
 
Hejira
Coyote
1
 
Amelia
2
 
Furry Sings the Blues
3
 
A Strange Boy
4
 
Hejira
5
 
Song for Sharon
6
 
Black Crow
7
 
Blue Motel Room
8
 
Refuge of the Roads
9
 
Don Juan's Reckless Daughter
Overture-Cotton Avenue
1
 
Talk to Me
2
 
Jericho (Live)
3
 
Paprika Plains
4
 
Otis and Marlena
5
 
The Tenth World
6
 
Dreamland
7
 
Don Juan's Reckless Daughter
8
 
Off Night Backstreet
9
 
The Silky Veils of Ardor
10
 
Mingus
Happy Birthday 1975
1
 
God Must Be a Boogie Man
2
 
Funeral
3
 
A Chair In the Sky
4
 
The Wolf That Lives In Lindsey
5
 
I's a Muggin'
6
 
Sweet Sucka Dance
7
 
Coin In the Pocket
8
 
The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines
9
 
Lucky
10
 
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
11
 

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