Shadows and Light

Release date:  September 1980

Album Notes

Written and composed by Joni Mitchell
© 1975 by Crazy Crow Music BMI
Lyrics reprinted with permission of the publisher
All rights reserved

Bass – Jaco Pastorius
Drums – Don Alias
Lead Guitar – Pat Metheny
Keyboards – Lyle Mays
Sax – Michael Brecker
Electric Guitar – Joni Mitchell
Vocals – The Persuasions

Recorded at the Santa Barbara County Bowl, September 1979
Using the remote facilities of the Record Plant, Engineered by Andy Johns and Henry Lewy

Mixed at the A & M Studios in Hollywood by Henry Lewy, Joni Mitchell and Skip Cottrell

Mastered by Bernie Grundman

Jaco Pastorius appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Pat Metheny appears courtesy of ECM Records

Special thanks to Joel Bernstein for his cassettes of "Dreamland" from the PA mix by Ed Wynne
Personal Management Elliot Roberts

Video images by Joni Mitchell
Photography by Joel Bernstein and Glen Christensen
Art Direction Glen Christensen

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Ian Welland on

I have to say the 'Amelia / Pat's Solo / Hejira' is perhaps the finest live section ever recorded of Joni. I first obtained the album in 1982 and then after some 20 years obtained a good CD version. A tear rolled down my face as I listened intently to the three songs beautifully recorded and mixed into one flowing delight. I wish the DVD contained the whole concert - would have liked to have seen 'Don's Solo' drumming on the DVD... it is so vibrant. Love the version of 'Woodstock' on this album - it works so well.