Joni Mitchell has been silent for many years since the release of Shine (2007). One would think that such a songstress with a strong worldview and a talent for expressing herself with potent lyrics over great music. It’s easy to say that many of us Joni Mitchell fans have long missed her. It’s also unbelievable that Joni Mitchell would not have a library of songs and other things.

On October 30, Warner will reach deeply into the vaults of Joni Mitchell to assemble a first volume of collections that will be called Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol, 1: The Early Years (1963-1967). This set will be contained over 5CDs, and, for vinyl collectors, Live at Canterbury House – 1967 (over 3LPs), and Early Joni – 1963 (single LP). A 40-page booklet is packed in with the 5CD Box.

Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol, 1: The Early Years (1963-1967)Joni Mitchell

CD1
CFQC AM – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CN (1963)
01 House Of The Rising Sun
02 John Hardy
03 Dark As A Dungeon
04 Tell Old Bill
05 Nancy Whiskey
06 Anathea
07 Copper Kettle
08 Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song)
09 Molly Malone
Live at The Half Beat –  Yorkville, Toronto, CN [October 21, 1964)
Set 1
10 Introduction
11 Nancy Whiskey
12 Intro to “The Crow On The Cradle
13 The Crow On The Cradle
14 Pastures Of Plenty
15 Every Night When The Sun Goes In
16 Intro to Sail Away
17 Sail Away
Set 2
18 John Hardy
19 Dark As A Dungeon
20 Intro to “Maids When You’re Young Never Wed An Old Man
21 Maids When You’re Young Never Wed An Old Man
22 The Dowie Dens Of Yarrow
23 Deportee (Plane Crash At Los Gatos)
Joni’s Parents’ House: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CN (February 1965)
24 The Long Black Rifle
25 Ten Thousand Miles
26 Seven Daffodils

CD2
Myrtle Anderson Birthday Tape – Detroit, MI (1965)
01 Urge For Going
02 Born To Take The Highway
03 Here Today And Gone Tomorrow
Jac Holzman Demo – Detroit, MI (August 24, 1965)
04 What Will You Give Me
05 Let It Be Me
06 The Student Song
07 Day After Day
08 Like The Lonely Swallow
Let’s Sing Out, CBC TV – University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CN (October 4, 1965)
09 Favorite Colour
10 Me And My Uncle
Home Demo – Detroit, MI (1966)
11 Sad Winds Blowin’
Let’s Sing Out, CBC TV – Laurentian University, London, Ontario, Canada CN
12 Just Like Me
13 Night In The City
Live at the 2nd Fret – Philadelphia, PA
15 Intro to Urge For Going
16 Urge For Going
17 Intro to What’s The Story Mr. Blue
18 What’s The Story Mr. Blue
19 Eastern Rain
20 Intro to The Circle Game
21 The Circle Game
22 Intro to Night In The City
23 Night In The City

CD3
Folklore, WHAT FM – Philadelphia, PA, (March 12, 1967)
01 Intro to Both Sides Now
02 Both Sides Now
03 Intro to The Circle Game
04 The Circle Game
Live at the 2nd Fret – Philadelphia, PA (March 17, 1967)
Set 2
05 Morning Morgantown
06 Born To Take The Highway
07 Intro to Song To A Seagull
08 Song To A Seagull
Set 3
09.0 Winter Lady
10.0 Intro to Both Sides Now
11.0 Both Sides Now
Folklore: WHAT FM – Philadelphia, PA (March 19, 1967)
12 Intro to Eastern Rain
13 Eastern Rain
14 Intro to Blue On Blue
15 Blue On Blue
A Record Of My Changes – Michael’s Birthday Tape – North Carolina (May 1967)
16 Gemini Twin
17 Strawflower Me
18 A Melody In Your Name
19 Tin Angel
20 I Don’t Know Where I Stand
21 Joni improvising
Folklore: WHAT FM: Philadelphia, PA (May 28, 1967)
22 Intro to Sugar Mountain
23 Sugar Mountain

CD4
Home Demo – New York City, NY (June 1967)
01 I Had A King
02 Free Darling
03 Conversation
04 Morning Morgantown
05 Dr. Junk
06 Gift Of The Magi
07 Chelsea Morning
08 Michael From Mountains
09 Cara’s Castle
10 Jeremy (Incomplete)
Live at Canterbury House -Ann Arbor, MI (October 27, 1967)
Set 1
11 Conversation
12 Intro to Come To The Sunshine
13 Come To The Sunshine
14 Intro to Chelsea Morning
15 Chelsea Morning
16 Intro to Gift Of The Magi
17 Gift Of The Magi
18 Play Little David
19 Intro to The Dowie Dens Of Yarrow
20 The Dowie Dens Of Yarrow
21 I Had A King
22 Intro to Free Darling
23 Free Darling
24 Intro to Cactus Tree
25 Cactus Tree

CD5
Live at Canterbury House – Ann Arbor, MI (October 27, 1967)
Set 2
01 Little Green
02 Intro to Marcie
03 Marcie
04 Intro to Ballerina Valerie
05 Ballerina Valerie
06 The Circle Game
07 Intro to Michael From Mountains
08 Michael From Mountains
09 Go Tell The Drummer Man
10 Intro to I Don’t Know Where I Stand
11 I Don’t Know Where I Stand
Set 3
12 A Melody In Your Name
13 Intro to Carnival In Kenora
14 Carnival In Kenora
15 Songs To Aging Children Come
16 Intro to Dr. Junk
17 Dr. Junk
18 Morning Morgantown
19 Intro to Night In The City
20 Night In The City
21 Both Sides Now
22 Urge For Going

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