Joni Mitchell: The Complete Poems and Lyrics

Joni Mitchell: The Complete Poems and Lyrics

Joni Mitchell / Mar 29, 2020

Joni Mitchell The Complete Poems and Lyrics In the generation of singer songwriters who came to fame in the s none has had impact or created a evocative bittersweet literate and reflective body of work than Joni Mitchell Today s music owe

  • Title: Joni Mitchell: The Complete Poems and Lyrics
  • Author: Joni Mitchell
  • ISBN: 9780609802182
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the generation of singer songwriters who came to fame in the 60s, none has had impact or created a evocative, bittersweet, literate, and reflective body of work than Joni Mitchell Today s music owes much to her innovation and inspiration This complete collection of her poetry and song lyrics reads like a poem cycle that finds unexpected meaning and beauIn the generation of singer songwriters who came to fame in the 60s, none has had impact or created a evocative, bittersweet, literate, and reflective body of work than Joni Mitchell Today s music owes much to her innovation and inspiration This complete collection of her poetry and song lyrics reads like a poem cycle that finds unexpected meaning and beauty on the page Mitchell expands her already remarkable talent as she continues to produce miraculous work, in words, in music, and on canvas The importance of Joni Mitchell s entire oeuvre is unequivocal when seen as a lifetime of accomplished writing The Complete Poems and Lyrics gives us the first opportunity to reconsider Mitchell s written work and her place among the great poets and lyricists of our time.

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        Joni Mitchell, CC is a reknowned Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter.


    676 Comments

    1. I don't care if the later albums (except for "Turbulent Indigo") are crap. Bob Dylan -- the most overrated songwriter of all time -- has stolen her title as the best lyricist in popular music. Joni Mitchell is a brilliant writer, and that's all there is to it. If you need convincing, listen to and read the lyrics of the "Hejira" and "The Hissing of Summer Lawns" albums, and go from there to "Court and Spark" and "Don Juan's Reckless Daughter." Transcendent.


    2. I saw a documentary recently on the life and career of Joni Mitchell, and my admiration for her soared. Of course her music has been part of my life---variously---for nearly 50 years. It's refreshing to read the lyrics on the page, surrounded by appropriate and respectful amounts of white space to set them off. To craft a song that stands alone as a first-rate poem in its own right is impressive. This book is full of those. I give Mitchell pretty wide latitude. I even love those jazz fusion albu [...]


    3. In my opinion, there is no one comparable to the artistry of this wonderful, creative, artistic and talented lady! If you, like me, appreciate her poems and songs and the incredible manner in which she paints an image, then this is a book you will love.As I write, I'm humming the a few of the words to some of her poems which are of the lessor known variety, they spin round and round in my head like a circle game.The MidwayI met you on a midway at a fair last yearAnd you stood out like a ruby in [...]


    4. favorite activity: listening to joni while reading along and finding lyrics that are different in the song/book. Also just reading along and pausing it to underline a lyric that strikes me.


    5. A beautiful book full of beautiful words.Joni Mitchell's poems and lyrics resonate with me, and obviously with many other people or she would not have the career that she has had.


    6. I've been on a Joni Mitchell kick since reading the Yaffe biography and went back to re-read this great book of her "complete" poems and lyrics. I put that in quotes because it was published in 1997 and only covers her work through the Turbulent Indigo album. There have been other great lyrics since then. This covers her iconic work in the 1970's from Blue and Court and Spark and Ladies of the Canyon. Then it moves to the 1980's when Mitchell and many of the other singer-songwriters struggled to [...]


    7. I grew up listening to my parents' folk music -- Simon & Garfunkel, The Mamas and the Papas, Joan Baez, Judy Collins; these were all in heavy rotation on our record player. Strangely, neither of my parents were Joni Mitchell fans so I didn't discover her until I was an adult. Her album 'Blue' changed my life. Before Joni, I was pretty much convinced that no one could write music like Bob Dylan, and while I'm not in agreement with the reviewer below that said she was better than Dylan, I defi [...]


    8. I could drink a case of you, and still be on my feet. I would still be on my feet Raised in Saskatoon, SK, Canada Joni Mitchell is one of the greatest songwriters and lyricists Canada has ever brought to the table. This is a special book because Joni Mitchell and her many albums (especially Blue and Hjera) have always been special to me. I have always found comfort in her lyrics, and when I crave quiet reflection this is one had been there for me like an old friend.Great for Joni and poetry fans [...]


    9. This was a Christmas gift from my husband many years ago, probably 1998 or 1999 - read in its entirety right away, and cherished ever since. I was reminded of this book when a friend recommended the Joni bio she'd just read, and when a recent Facebook post of old performance popped up - one I just had to share. Joni was the first pop icon I idolized, whose songs I memorized, and tried to replicate with my guitar. She'll always hold a spot in my heart.


    10. Joni is a lyrical genius. Reading some of my favorite songs in poem form gave them a whole new feel, reading things I hadn't read before was like finding something I had thought was lost forever. Wonderful.



    11. i got this before ever listening to her. she's humbling. i was scared to listen then i almost cried the first time i heard a case of you.


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