Following the October 2020 release of Archives, Volume One 1963-1967, the Joni Mitchell Archives will advance to include a second volume period, Joni Mitchell Archives, Volume Two 1968-1971. With this new release, Joni Mitchell will uncover more vault recordings through important years of her recordings. This new 5CD collection (and a limited edition 4000 copies 180g-weight 10LP Box) will issue on October 29.

This 5CD box will assemble with home and studio demos, a handful of outtakes, BBC radio broadcast recordings that include her March 19, 1968 performance at Le Hibou Coffee House (and recorded by Jimi Hendrix), as well as a James Taylor BBC broadcast, and her complete Carnegie Hall debut (which will also be made available as a 3LP standalone package). A Cameron Crowe reflection is part of the set. A booklet is packed  in with photos, notes, and more.

In addition to this momentous box, there will be a DD (only) EP of five unreleased tracks from the Blue sessions. This EP will be titled Blue 50 to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of Blue.

Blue 50Joni Mitchell
01 A Case Of You
02 California
03 Hunter
04 River (with french horns)
05 Urge For Going (with strings)

Joni Mitchell Archives, Volume Two: 1968-1971Joni Mitchell

CD1 (Joni’s Home Recordings [late 1967/early 1968])
01 Midnight Cowboy – Version one
02 The Dawntreader – Demo with vocal overdub
03 Song To A Seagull
04 Midnight Cowboy – Version two – Jane Lurie’s Apartment, Chelsea, Manhattan, New York City, NY (late 1967/early 1968)
05 The Way It Is
06 Turn Around – Incomplete Home Demo, Joni’s home (late 1967/early 1968)
07 I Had A King – Demo with piano overdub
08 Roses Blue – Demo with peacock harp overdub
09 The Fiddle And The Drum – Piano demo
Song To A Seagull Session, Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA (January 24, 1968)
10 Jeremy
11 Conversation
12 Both Sides Now
13 The Gift Of The Magi Jane Lurie’s Apartment, Chelsea, Manhattan, New York City, NY (early 1968)
14 It’s Easy
15 Another Melody (Live at Canterbury House, Ann Arbor, MI – March 10, 1968)
16 Introduction
17 Jeremy
18 Songs To Aging Children Come

CD2 (Le Hibou Coffee House, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Recorded by Jimi Hendrix (March 19, 1968)
First Set
01 Night In The City
02 Come To The Sunshine
03 Intro to The Pirate Of Penance
04 The Pirate Of Penance
05 Conversation
06 The Way It Is
07 Intro to The Dawntreader
08 The Dawntreader”
Second Set
09 Marcie
10. Intro to Nathan La Franeer
11 Nathan La Franeer
12 Intro to Dr. Junk
13 Dr. Junk
14 Intro to Michael From Mountains
15 Michael From Mountains
16 Go Tell The Drummer Man
17 Intro to “I Don’t Know Where I Stand
18 I Don’t Know Where I Stand
19. Intro to Sisotowbell Lane
20 Sisotowbell Lane
21 Intro to Ladies Of The Canyon
22 Ladies Of The Canyon (Studio Session, Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA – May 31, 1968)
23 Come To The Sunshine (Jane Lurie’s Apartment, Chelsea, Manhattan, New York City, NY – summer 1968)
24 My Second Album
25 Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
26 The Pirate Of Penance (Top Gear BBC Radio Broadcast, London, England – recorded September 23, 1968)
27  Intro to Chelsea Morning
28 Chelsea Morning – with the John Cameron Group
29 Intro to “The Gallery
30 The Gallery
31 Intro to “Night In The City
32 Night In The City – with the John Cameron Group

CD3 (Live at Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY – February 1, 1969)
First Set
01 Chelsea Morning
02 A Valentine for Joni
03 Cactus Tree
04 Night In The City
05 I Had A King
06 Blue Boy
07 My American Skirt
08 The Fiddle And The Drum
09 Spoony’s Wonderful Adventure
10 That Song About The Midway
11 Both Sides Now
Second Set
12 Marcie
13 Nathan La Franeer
14 Intro to “The Gallery
15 The Gallery
16 Hunter
17 Morning Morgantown
18 Intro to Get Together
19 Get Together
20 Intro to The Circle Game/Little Green
21 The Circle Game/Little Green
Encore
22 Michael From Mountains

CD4  (Live at Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY – February 1, 1969)
01 Intro to Urge For Going
02 Urge For Going (Clouds Sessions, A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA – spring 1969)
03 Conversation
04 Blue Boy
05 The Priest (Jane Lurie’s Apartment, Chelsea, Manhattan, New York City, NY – mid 1969)
06. Jesus
07 Playing piano and vocalizing (The Dick Cavett Show ABC TV Broadcast, New York City, NY – August 18, 1969)
08 Chelsea Morning
09. Willy
10. For Free
11 Interview
12 The Fiddle And The Drum (Ladies Of The Canyon Demo Session, A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA  – late 1969)
13 Woodstock (Live at Centennial Auditorium, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada – November 1, 1969)
14 As I Lie Thinking In My Backyard On August 2nd
15 Roses Blue
16 Rainy Night House (Ladies Of The Canyon Sessions, A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA – late 1969)
17 Ladies Of The Canyon – with cellos
18 Blue Boy – with recorder coda
In Concert BBC TV Broadcast, – September 3, 1970)
19 All I Want
Blue Demo Sessions, A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA  – September 1970)
20 A Case Of You
21 California

CD5 (In Concert BBC Radio Broadcast, Paris Theatre, London England – October 29, 1970)
01 Introduction
02 That Song About The Midway
03 Intro to “The Gallery
04 The Gallery
05 Hunter
06 Intro to “River
07 River
08 My Old Man
09 The Priest
10. This is a mountain dulcimer
11 Carey
12 A Case Of You – with James Taylor
13 Intro to California – with James Taylor
14 California – with James Taylor
15 Intro to “For Free – with James Taylor
16 For Free – with James Taylor
17 Intro to The Circle Game – with James Taylor
18 The Circle Game – with James Taylor
19 Intro to You Can Close Your Eyes – with James Taylor
20. You Can Close Your Eyes – with James Taylor
21 Both Sides Now
Blue Sessions, A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA (late 1970/early 1971)
24 Hunter
25 River – with French horns
26. Urge For Going – with string trio

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