Tuesday, November 15

Court and Spark - Joni Mitchell (1974)

"Joni Mitchell reached her commercial high point with Court and Spark, a remarkably deft fusion of folk, pop, and jazz which stands as her best-selling work to date. While as unified and insightful as Blue, the album -- a concept record exploring the roles of honesty and trust in relationships, romantic and otherwise -- moves away from confessional songwriting into evocative character studies: the hit 'Free Man in Paris,' written about David Geffen, is a not-so-subtle dig at the machinations of the music industry, while 'Raised on Robbery' offers an acutely funny look at the predatory environment of the singles bar scene. ..."
W - Court and Spark
Joni's Songs Are For Everyone: New York Times, January 6, 1974
YouTube: Court and Spark (Full Album)

2015 July: Blue (1970), 2015 Novemer: 40 Years On: Joni Mitchell's The Hissing Of Summer Lawns Revisited, 2016 August: On For the Roses (1972)