Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Unreleased Canadian Folk-Rock Corner: 1

Joni Mitchell: Shades Of Scarlett Conquering (demos, 1975)
A kind person sent me a link to this somewhat less than entirely legal site which had all the unreleased - largely acoustic - demos from Joni's (notice how I called her "Joni" there, like we're mates) 1975 smasheroo, The Hissing Of Summer Lawns.

Some of them just aren't as good as the finished versions. Edith And The Kingpin, for instance, has this really annoying phrasing. But this is just, um, lovely. The finest, mildest, most heart-warming speech impediments in pop, that's our Joni.

Check back tomorrow for more Unreleased Canadian Folk Rock, cos I've lined up a doozy!


1 comment:

Davy H said...

Rob, Rob, Rob...could you POSSIBLY see your way to passing that link to the somewhat less than entirely legal site on to moi? Could you?

Should you wish to be covert....davyhtheghost at gmail dot com should do it.

Bless you my son.