Out Now: ‘Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 2: The Reprise Years 1968-1971,’ Featuring 119 Recordings (Listen)

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Today, Nov. 12, the ongoing Joni Mitchell Archives project added a new chapter with Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971), the latest installment in a series promising a wealth of material celebrating the robust recorded output of the legendary singer/songwriter.

It was previewed in early October with a previously unreleased live recording of “You Can Close Your Eyes” from Mitchell and James Taylor:

The new Archives set is available as a 5-CD collection.

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Some additional details on the Vol. 2 collection:

The tracks on ARCHIVES VOL. 2 have been sequenced chronologically to follow Mitchell in real time through one of the most creative periods of her career. The collection uncovers several unreleased Mitchell originals, including “Jesus” recorded in 1969 at her friend Jane Lurie’s New York apartment in Chelsea, which also served as the setting for the song “Chelsea Morning.”

Other highlights include five Blue outtakes that were released digitally earlier this year as Blue 50 (Demos & Outtakes) including early demos of “A Case Of You” and California,” a version of “River” that adds French horns, an alternate version of “Urge For Going,” and the unreleased song “Hunter.” Also included is Mitchell’s performance at Le Hibou Coffee House in Ottawa on March 19, 1968 that was recorded by Jimi Hendrix and as well as her complete Carnegie Hall debut, recorded on February 1, 1969.

ARCHIVES VOL. 2 serves as a companion to the boxed set The Reprise Albums (1968-1971), which is available now in 4-CD, 4-LP, and digital versions. It includes newly remastered versions of Song To A Seagull (1968), Clouds (1969), Ladies Of The Canyon (1970), and Blue (1971).

Stream it below.

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