It isn't fair, maybe, but since Joni Mitchell has been one of the most original singers and songwriters of the rock era, one expects bold statements from her. Sadly, the only shocking thing about this new album of standards and reworked originals, recorded with a big band, is how ordinary it is. Mitchell does nothing with classics like "At Last," "Stormy Weather" and "Comes Love" that other artists haven't done many times before. While it's a pleasure to hear her swing on "I Wish I Were in Love Again" or explore the burnished low end of her range on "Answer Me, My Love," these are modest pleasures.
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