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by Mike Kalina
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 20, 1974
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IF JONI MITCHELL were as pretty as she sounds she'd be a goddess. She has unbelievable control over her voice and she emits the kinds of sounds about which poets write rhyme.

Her concert last Thursday at the Syria Mosque was a pleasant affair, with Joni doing primarily newer material, rather than relying on hits of her past (this, however, may have disappointed some fans who came to hear her sing tunes with which they were familiar).

I tried to talk to Ms. Mitchell but was told by one of her road managers that she never gives interviews.

"She's been burned in the past," was the reason they gave for her shyness with reporters.

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jakepgh on

I was at this concert. I can certainly say she "touched my soul". This writer was a food critic for the newspaper I knew him personally. He did not have an understanding of good music, fine wine, perhaps but no way this man understood Joni. Years later sadly, he was found dead under a bridge in Pittsburgh.