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Joni Mitchell's "Blue"

From: Paul Ingles
Length: 59:02

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Musicians, music writers, fans and Joni Mitchell herself reflect on Joni Mitchell's most revered album, "Blue," released in 1971. Read the full description.

Blue_small Award-winning producer Paul Ingles hosts Joni Mitchell's BLUE, a one-hour examination of one of the most heralded albums of all time by Joni Mitchell. BLUE was rated #30 on the Rolling Stone magazine 2003 list of the Top 500 Albums of All-Time.  It was the highest rated album by any female musician.  The magazine also called her "one of rock's most daring and uncompromising innovators."

In all of her albums, but especially on BLUE, Mitchell put the experience of being a woman and being human on artful display through her blatantly honest and confessional lyrics, innovative open guitar tunings and jazz-inflected vocals.

By mixing Mitchell's music from this and other Joni Mitchell albums with informed commentary from musicians, fans, music critics and archival interviews with Mitchell herself, Joni Mitchell's BLUE articulates what music lovers have found so compelling about this particular album. Special guests include music writers Ann Powers, Anthony DeCurtis, Paul Zollo, and Lydia Hutchinson. Also featured are musicians Shawn Colvin, Lucy Kaplansky, and others.

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Piece Description

Award-winning producer Paul Ingles hosts Joni Mitchell's BLUE, a one-hour examination of one of the most heralded albums of all time by Joni Mitchell. BLUE was rated #30 on the Rolling Stone magazine 2003 list of the Top 500 Albums of All-Time.  It was the highest rated album by any female musician.  The magazine also called her "one of rock's most daring and uncompromising innovators."

In all of her albums, but especially on BLUE, Mitchell put the experience of being a woman and being human on artful display through her blatantly honest and confessional lyrics, innovative open guitar tunings and jazz-inflected vocals.

By mixing Mitchell's music from this and other Joni Mitchell albums with informed commentary from musicians, fans, music critics and archival interviews with Mitchell herself, Joni Mitchell's BLUE articulates what music lovers have found so compelling about this particular album. Special guests include music writers Ann Powers, Anthony DeCurtis, Paul Zollo, and Lydia Hutchinson. Also featured are musicians Shawn Colvin, Lucy Kaplansky, and others.

Timing and Cues

59:00 Version Version

59:00 Version

00:00:00 - 00:00:59 - Open Billboard

00:01:00 - 00:18:39 - Part A (ends with :59 music bed for local anncts.)

00:18:40 - 00:37:23 - Part B (ends with :59 music bed for local anncts.)

00:37:24 - 59:00 - Part C

54:00 Version Version

54:00 Version

00:00:00 - 00:00:59 - Open Billboard

00:01:00 - 00:05:59- Your Newscast

00:06:00 - 00:24:15 - Part A (ends with :59 music bed for local anncts.)

00:24:16 - 00:41:55 - Part B (ends with :59 music bed for local anncts.)

00:41:56 - 00:59:00 - Part C

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
All I Want Joni Mitchell Blue. Reprise 1971 :00
My Old Man Joni Mitchell Blue. Reprise 1971 :00
Little Green Joni Mitchell Blue. Reprise 1971 :00
Carey Joni Mitchell Blue. Reprise 1971 :00
Blue Joni Mitchell Blue. Reprise 1971 :00
California Joni Mitchell Blue. Reprise 1971 :00
This Flight Tonight Joni Mitchell Blue. Reprise 1971 :00
River Joni Mitchell Blue. Reprise 1971 :00
A Case of You Joni Mitchell Blue. Reprise 1971 :00
The Last Time I Saw Richard Joni Mitchell Blue. Reprise 1971 :00

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