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Hejira

Released: November 1976

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Song Lyrics


 Coyote
 Amelia
 Furry Sings The Blues
 A Strange Boy
 Hejira
 Song For Sharon
 Black Crow
 Blue Motel Room
 Refuge Of The Roads
 

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COYOTE
Bass Jaco Pastorius
Rhythm guitar Mitchell
Lead guitar Larry Carlton
Percussion Bobbye Hall

AMELIA
Rhythm guitar Mitchell
Lead guitar Larry Carlton
Vibes Victor Feldman

FURRY SINGS THE BLUES
Drums John Guerin
Bass Max Bennett
Harmonica Neil Young
Guitar Mitchell

A STRANGE BOY
Rhythm guitar Mitchell
Lead guitar Larry Carlton
Percussion Bobbye Hall

HEJIRA
Bass Jaco Pastorius
Guitar Mitchell
Percussion Bobbye Hall
Clarinet Abe Most

SONG FOR SHARON
Drums John Guerin
Bass Max Bennett
Vocals & Guitar Mitchell

BLACK CROW
Bass Jaco Pastorius
Rhythm guitar Mitchell
Lead guitar Larry Carlton

BLUE MOTEL ROOM
Bass Chuck Domanico
Drums John Guerin
Acoustic guitar Larry Carlton
Electric guitar Mitchell

REFUGE OF THE ROADS
Bass Jaco Pastorius
Drums John Guerin
Guitar Mitchell
Horns Chuck Findley & Tom Scott

Recorded at A&M Studios in Hollywood by Henry (Inspirational) Lewy
assisted by Steve Katz
Musical Director Mitchell Mixed by Lewy & Mitchell
Mastered by Bernie Grundman

John Guerin, Max Bennett & Victor Feldman appear courtesy of Caribou Records – The L.A. Express
Larry Carlton appears courtesy of ABC/Blue Thumb Records
Jaco Pastorius appears courtesy of Epic Records
Neil Young appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
Bobbye Hall appears courtesy of 20th Century Records
Tom Scott appears courtesy of Ode Records
Henry Lewy appears courtesy of Nado Lewy

All songs by Mitchell ©1976 Crazy Crow Music (BMI)
All songs used with permission
All rights reserved

Cover design Mitchell
Art Direction Glen Christensen
Photos by Norman Seeff & Joel Bernstein
Photo prints Keith Williamson

Special thanks Toller Cranston
Personal management Elliot Roberts

» Reviews of Hejira from the Library

 » Joni Mitchell's Hejira; An Appreciation on its 35th Anniversary (BlogCritics.org)
 » Remembering albums for the look as much as the music (Book Forum)
 » Joni Mitchell sets standard for excellence (Brandon Sun)
 » Hejira (Creem (Magazine))
 » Hejira (High Fidelity)
 » Mitchell Misses Her Own Mark (Los Angeles Times)
 » Joni: Summer Lawns, Grey Gardens (Melody Maker)
 » Joni Mitchell Recaptures Her Gift (New York Times)
 » Pop Beat: Joni Mitchell shows more in new album (Newhouse News Service)
 » Joni Mitchell attends to particulars in album (Pasadena Star-News)
 » Hejira (Polari Magazine)
 » The Making of the Hejira Cover (Rock Photo)
 » The Siren and The Symbolist (Rolling Stone)
 » Hejira a bit too cerebral for its own good (Rolling Stone)
 » Joni As The Older Woman (Saturday Night)
 » The tip of the iceberg (Sounds)
 » Joni Mitchell's Hejira: A Little Travelin' Music (Stereo Review)
 » An end to innocence: how Joni Mitchell fails (Village Voice)
 

» Guitar Transcriptions

 » A Strange Boy (Guitar tablature & notation by Dave Blackburn)
 » A Strange Boy (Guitar chords by Howard Wright and Marian Russell)
 » A Strange Boy (Lead Sheet by Lucas Pickford)
 » A Strange Boy (Guitar chords by Sue McNamara)
 » Amelia (Guitar chords by Mark Domyancich)
 » Amelia (Guitar chords by Marian Russell) - Rated 9.33
 » Amelia (Guitar tablature by Samuel Souk-Aloun)
 » Amelia (Guitar chords by Sue McNamara)
 » Amelia (Guitar tablature & notation by Dave Blackburn)
 » Black Crow (Guitar chords by Mark Domyancich and Howard Wright)
 » Blue Motel Room (Lead sheet by Lucas Pickford)
 » Blue Motel Room (Guitar tablature by Mark Domyancich)
 » Blue Motel Room (Guitar tablature by Mark Domyancich and Howard Wright)
 » Coyote (Guitar tablature & notation by Dave Blackburn)
 » Coyote (Guitar tablature by Howard Wright)
 » Coyote (Guitar chords by Harlan Thompson) - Rated 10.00
 » Furry Sings The Blues (Guitar tablature & notation by Dave Blackburn) - Rated 10.00
 » Furry Sings The Blues (Guitar chords by Howard Wright)
 » Hejira (Bass notation by Dave Blackburn) - Rated 10.00
 » Hejira (Guitar tablature by Eyolf Østrem)
 » Hejira (Lead sheet by Lucas Pickford)
 » Hejira (Guitar chords by Howard Wright)
 » Refuge of the Roads (Lead sheet by Lucas Pickford)
 » Refuge Of The Roads (Guitar tablature & notation by Dave Blackburn) - Rated 10.00
 » Refuge Of The Roads (Guitar chords by Marian Russell) - Rated 9.00
 » Refuge Of The Roads (Bass notation by Dave Blackburn) - Rated 10.00
 » Refuge Of The Roads (Guitar chords by Sue McNamara) - Rated 7.00
 » Song For Sharon (Guitar tablature & notation by Dave Blackburn) - Rated 10.00
 » Song For Sharon (Guitar tablature by Sue McNamara and Howard Wright) - Rated 9.00
 

» Piano Transcriptions

 » Amelia (by Dave Blackburn) - Rated 9.67
 

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Doot on 2014-Aug-22 at 21:19:57 GMT-5:
Joni's performance of "Coyote" in "The Last Waltz' was the key that unlocked my appreciation of her music. Hejira was the first of her albums that I really loved and the one I have listened to the most. I sometimes wake up with this music running through my head.
weeder on 2013-Jan-14 at 16:17:22 GMT-5:
I have always loved this so much. It is so beautiful it makes me cry.
Danishdog on 2012-Feb-20 at 14:50:03 GMT-5:
Hejira is the most important soundtrack to my life. The times I have listened to it must be in the thousands.

Kaboodle on 2011-Dec-27 at 21:24:22 GMT-5:
Not only my fave JM record, but one of my favorites period. Up there with Layla, et al.
afriendofspirit on 2011-Jul-03 at 11:38:32 GMT-5:
Favorite Joni, by a long shot. It took me a while to warm up to Hejira, but I now go back to it over and over and over again. Song For Sharon is probably my favorite song, but its so hard to pick!!
erzulieloo on 2010-Nov-07 at 11:07:09 GMT-5:
my favorite joni.
jonboy on 2010-May-25 at 10:55:41 GMT-5:
Breathtakingly original, beautifully atmospheric. Unique. Love it!
simper on 2010-Feb-27 at 07:03:37 GMT-5:
Joni has made many fine albums and if anyone had to be the best this is it Phil UK
sweet.bird on 2009-Nov-05 at 11:51:13 GMT-5:
when i first heard this record, it was something so fresh and profound.
when listening to 'coyote', i felt as though i were hearing a more mature side of joni's music, and onto the entirety of the record.

my thoughts remain the same as that first listen.
this is one of my most favorite records of hers!
ruidodemagia on 2009-Jul-23 at 12:21:32 GMT-5:
For ever and ever. Excellent!