Format: vinyl
Artist: Joni Mitchell
CatNo: 0603497846665
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Joni Mitchell Early Joni–1963 Vinyl
Early Joni - 1963 is Joni Mitchell'’s earliest-known previously unreleased recording and features a 19-year-old Mitchell performing at CFQC AM, a radio station in her hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
 
180g vinyl edition. Like several of Mitchell’s past albums, the cover for Early Joni features a self-portrait and marks her first new art in many years.
 
Barry Bowman - who was working as a DJ at radio station CFQC in 1963 - provides the sleeve notes.
 
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Looking back, Mitchell reflects on her early label of “folk singer”: “The early stuff, I shouldn’t be such a snob against it. A lot of these songs, I just lost them. They fell away. They only exist in these recordings. For so long I rebelled against the term, ‘I was never a folk-singer.’ I would get pissed off if they put that label on me. I didn’t think it was a good description of what I was. And then I listened and…it was beautiful. It made me forgive my beginnings. And I had this realization…I was a folk singer!”
Side One
 
1. House Of The Rising Sun
2. John Hardy
3. Dark As A Dungeon
4. Tell Old Bill
5. Nancy Whiskey
 
Side Two
 
1. Anathea
2. Copper Kettle
3. Fare Thee Wll (Dink’s Song)
4. Molly Malone