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Rhino and Record Store Day have teamed up to reissue the 2021 remaster of Blue on clear vinyl as part of the RSD Essentials series. You can buy it from your preferred independent record shop (or their online storefronts) on November 11.

Joni Mitchell - Blue
RSD Essential
Clear Vinyl LP
RELEASE DATE: 11/11/2022

RSD Essential 031: Blue is the fourth studio album by Joni, released on June 22, 1971, by Reprise Records. Written and produced entirely by Mitchell, it was recorded in 1971 at A&M Studios in Hollywood, California. Created just after her breakup with Graham Nash and during an intense relationship with James Taylor, Blue explores various facets of relationships from infatuation on "A Case of You" to insecurity on "This Flight Tonight". Today, Blue is generally regarded by music critics as one of the greatest albums of all time; the cohesion of Mitchell's songwriting, compositions and voice are frequent areas of praise. In other words, this album is ESSENTIAL.

Available now- an original hand signed and numbered (out of 20) print of Jimi Hendrix, based on an oil painting by Joni, featuring Hendrix with angel wings setting his guitar on fire at The Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 – although Joni says she 'prefers to think of him in Heaven'.

100% of the proceeds of this print go to MusiCares to help provide a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. More information here.

Joni has taken an early prize as the Grammy Awards grind into gear in Las Vegas. This afternoon she was awarded the Grammy for Best Historical Recording for her Archives, Volume 1 box set - collecting the award in person. "I didn't expect this," said Joni, who won alongside co-producer Patrick Milligan (pictured) and mastering engineer Bernie Grundman.

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Join Lauren Fox as she tells the story of Joni Mitchell's life through her music at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre with The Evolution of Joni Mitchell July 8, 2022.

Lauren Fox created The Evolution of Joni Mitchell, after being inspired by David Yaffe's passionate, brilliant biography, "Reckless Daughter." In chronological order, Lauren takes us on a captivating and enlightening journey through Joni Mitchell's life and music!

From early folk to folk-rock, to jazz and pop music, Joni Mitchell continually evolved and pushed the envelope, defying critics and fans, who wanted her to stay the lithe and lovely, gentle folk faerie that they fell in love with in the 60's. Joni is a true pioneer, blazing a trail for women in music for decades to come, by never compromising her artistry. More information here.

Following its sold out Sydney season in 2017, Queenie van de Zandt returns her Helpmann nominated cabaret, BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, to Hayes Theatre for 8 performances only.

Australian cabaret chanteuse and musical theatre star, Queenie van de Zandt, renowned for her artful storytelling and raw, emotive vocals, brings to you the songs, stories and art of the musical legend that is Joni Mitchell.

Renaissance woman, painter and poet, Mitchell created a soundtrack for the Woodstock generation.

“Joni is my favourite singer/songwriter and I’ve been wanting to do a show about her and her music for some time,” said Queenie. “She gave a daughter up for adoption early in her career and her music was so influenced by this experience. When I gave birth to my daughter, it felt like a perfect time to explore this mother and daughter relationship and the effect that becoming a parent has on your creativity.”

In BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, Queenie, along with her live band, explores her love of all things Joni. Using voice overs and intimate storytelling, Queenie takes us on a sonic journey through Joni’s life, loses and loves, affectionately reinterpreting her melancholy music, and intimately revealing the stories behind some of her most haunting songs such as A Case of You, Both Sides Now, Big Yellow Taxi and Little Green.

BLUE has been touring to sold-out houses and rave reviews across Australia and in the US since 2017. Along the way it has won a slew of theatre awards, as well as being nominated for the prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Cabaret Performer and the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Cabaret Production.

Blue: The Songs of Joni Mitchell is a beguiling night of melancholic songs, poetic storytelling and haunting vocals in a perfect intimate setting. More information here.

Singer, songwriter, painter, poet, activist and voice of a generation, Joni Mitchell is an essential part of the soundtrack to the twentieth century.

Five unique Australian voices – Katie Noonan, Ella Hooper, Wendy Matthews, Melinda Schneider and Kristin Berardi – come together to express just how much the songwriting legend means to them in Both Sides Now: Celebrating the Songs of Joni Mitchell. Backed by an outstanding 12-piece band, hear this powerful line-up perform all of Joni Mitchell's unforgettable songs live on stage, including 'Big Yellow Taxi', 'Both Sides Now', 'Blue', 'Woodstock', 'Circle Game' and 'A Case Of You'.

Both Sides Now is a concert not just for Joni fans but for anyone who loves real music, sung from the heart. More information here.

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