Joni Mitchell: Hits
The album is a long overdue anthology of one of Canada's most celebrated ex-pats, Joni
Mitchell. She sanctioned the release only on the condition that she be allowed to compile companion album
Misses. While the 15-strong Hits focuses on the her earlier folk-pop crossover successes, many made famous
initially by others ("Both Sides Now," Woodstock," "The Circle Game"), Misses is a personal crosssection of
her more challenging early material and more recent recordings -- the riveting "The Wolf That Lives in Lindsey"
from Mingus especially enlightening. One should not pick up one disc without the other. With the flood of box
sets released in recent years for far less deserving artists, it's odd that Reprise didn't go all out and make this a
more elaborate tribute.
Robbie Robertson on guitar on "Raised on Robbery" from Mitchell's 1974 album Court & Spark.
Sidemen(only members of the Band listed)
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AMG Rating: Best-of-Artist