Tuesday, March 18, 2008

by Peter #8

Here are three Joni Mitchells. The first is a solo show from 1969.
Short but very nice

Joni Mitchell
"Mississippi River Festival, 1969"
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL, July 7, 1969

As music fan the Doc commented on the internet, a "short but very sweet Joni show, this one takes place in 1969, right at the flashpoint of Ms. Mitchell's career. This performance is from the occasional Steve Allen-hosted Sounds Of Summer series of specials; in this one, Joni and Arlo Guthrie were featured. Joni's voice is clear as a bell and perhaps never more beautiful. Includes an interesting version of the hippie anthem Get Together. Look for the minor but very interesting lyric change in For Free."

01 Chelsea Morning
02 Cactus Tree
03 Night In The City
04 Marcie/Nathan La Franeer
05 Two Houses (Rainy NIght House/Blue Boy)
06 For Free
07 Hunter (The Good Samaritan) STUDIO
08 Get Together (Dino Valenti)
09Fiddle and the Drum
10 I Think I Understand
11 Both Sides Now


Joni Mitchell
"The Hissing of Summer Lawn"

These are the unreleased demos from Joni Mitchell's The Hissing of Summer Lawn. Unlike the lush arrangements found on the album, these early versions are stripped down to only piano, and acoustic guitar.
It's like Hissing of Summer Lawns in the style of Blue or For the Roses. At the time of its 1975 release, The Hissing of Summer Lawns was panned by critics unhappy with her shift towards jazz/folk/rock fusion. I doubt they would've complained if these demos were the final cuts.

The Seeding of Summer Lawns
01. Harry's House/Centerpiece
02. Edith and the Kingpin
03. In France They Kiss on Main Street
04. Sweet Bird
05. Shade of Scarlett Conquering
06. Shadows and Light
07. Dreamland (later released on Don Juan's Reckless Daughter)
08. The Boho Dance
09. Hunter (unreleased demo from Blue sessions)


Joni Mitchell and James Taylor
"At The Royal Albert Hall" Oct 28, 1970

The king and queen of new folk were an unlikely match of the sweet, smooth-talking Taylor and the giggly, elfish Mitchell. Together they visited London and were graciously hosted by the BBC’s John Peel whom you can hear introducing the pair. At the time of post-Dylan folk music, much interest was shown to introspective songwriting, hence Peel’s interest.

This performance exudes both warmth and charm with the pair playing on each other’s strengths and Joni taking lead vocals on James’ You Can Close Your Eyes while singing her own quirky songs The Priest, California and her early favourite The Circle Game.

There’s quite a lot of between song banter with the audience that makes this set so charming for its innocence and exuberance. Nobody was thinking about being an American idol then but rather just spreading their music.

As a bonus, five rehearsal tracks are included that were not broadcast on the BBC. This version is the Wolf ReMaster with the between song audience applause reduced slightly in volume.

01 That Song About The Midway - Joni
02 The Gallery - Joni
03 Rainy Day Man - James
04 Steamroller - James
05 The Priest - Joni
06 Carey - Joni
07 Carolina in My Mind - James
08 California - Joni
09 For Free - Joni
10 The Circle Game - Joni
11 You Can Close Your Eyes - Joni & James

Bonus tracks not broadcast. All by Joni Mitchell
12 The Good Samaritan
13 River
14 My Old Man
15 A Case Of You
16 Carey [with unedited intro]


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sadly, NOT able to download with the given link, despite having a VALID premium account, the German site does not seem to recognise my login details, and will not give me the option to even get a FREE download??

Is it just me?

18 March, 2008 23:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a quick question: Why the switch-over to rapidshare.de from rapidshare.com? Most of us, if we can afford one, go with the latter.

19 March, 2008 01:35  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many thanks!

19 March, 2008 02:21  
Blogger Wealden said...

No it's not just you, Gonzo. As a fellow RapidShare subscriber I'm having the same problem. Disappointing as I especially love Joni's early music.

19 March, 2008 05:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...no me also....!!

19 March, 2008 05:44  
Blogger pszp said...

I'm having the same problem.
I suspect the DL links are to the poster's account.
Please repost links.

19 March, 2008 07:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm having the same problem with premium access but managed to get a free download (had to wait 90seconds though)

19 March, 2008 07:47  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I`ve been successful in downloading two of the albums. The Seeding of Summer Lawns has a bit low quality, but very beautiful songs. Regarding the J.M + J.T. record I have to tell you that unfortunately tracks No. 1 and 11 are not working. Maybe fixing is possible? Thanks anyway, great stuff for a big fan of both of the artists.

19 March, 2008 08:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems that rapidshare.com and rapidshare.de must be completely separate. If you have a premium account from one, your login will not work with the other! Even the costs of the accounts are different. rapidshare.de costs more, and .com is already quite expensive, especially now that the US dollar is so weak vs. the Euro.

I have accounts on both .com and .de, and was able to download the files from .de all right. These are interesting recordings, and I think worth the price. Bravo Lizardson!

19 March, 2008 17:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting (and reposting), the time you've offered to maintain this website is a tremendous gift. I just wanted to let you know that it seems the studio release of The Hissing of Summer Lawns has been posted here, instead of the stripped down demos for the album...

THANK YOU AGAIN, profoundly and a million times!

20 March, 2008 01:53  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just downloaded what's listed as 'The Seeding Of Summer Lawns' from the alternate link and it's actually the normal 'Hissing Of Summer Lawns' ripped at 320kbps. The Rapidshare link is still not working for me. Should have guessed something wasn't right when the alternate link gave a file size of 100-odd MB instead of the 50-odd from the Rapidshare one.

20 March, 2008 05:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


The rs.de link works ok.
When it comes up, at the bottom, click on FREE.
After the new screen generates, scroll down about half-way.
There you will see a counter running.
When the wait period is over, enter the character-validation and download.

20 March, 2008 07:14  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The free download on Rapidshare.de is terribly slow. I believe R.de and R.com split up after they were one earlier. I rememebr I suddenly needed an account on both, but hardly anybody uses R.de; this is the first time I've seen it in at least a year. I don't like R.de, but many thanks for the shares anyway.

20 March, 2008 08:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's an alternate for the HISSING OF SUMMER LAWNS demo bootleg.


Description is for Roberta Mitchell.

20 March, 2008 08:48  
Blogger entrailicus said...

I posted this over on FiS last year and it remains one of the most popular posts I've ever made. Nice work in making this available to people, a real treat.


20 March, 2008 20:29  
Blogger Psyclist said...

Well... rapidshare.de allows 300MB upload and is fast for me. But as so many people have troubles, this was then the last one I did. I am sorry for the bother.


21 March, 2008 19:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for these, just downloaded the wonderful Joni and James set from one of the Alt links and it seems to be missing the final track, 16 Carey [with unedited intro]. I don't know if this is also the case with the rapidshare.de link as I've had no luck with that one after trying it multiple times over the last few days. Anyone able to upload just that one track please?

24 March, 2008 04:55  
Blogger Martin said...

The Summer lawn demos link isn't working,unfortuately...

17 July, 2008 10:58  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've downloaded "Joni Mitchell & James Taylor - At the Royal Albert Hall" as dino1123.rar file. But it is password protected.
Does anbody know the PW? yhanks

04 February, 2009 19:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pw for dino1123.rar is sparkyibew

21 May, 2009 08:41  

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