Joni Mitchell Archives Series Continues 6/25 with ‘The Reprise Albums (1968-1971),’ Stream Remastered ‘A Case of You’ (Pre-Order)

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The recently launched Joni Mitchell archival series will continue on June 25 when Rhino releases Joni Mitchell: The Reprise Albums (1968-1971), the latest installment in a planned series of reissues revisiting the legendary singer/songwriter‘s body of work. This one coincides with the 50th anniversary of 1971’s Blue (part of this new set), as well as the three albums that came before it: Song To A Seagull (1968), Clouds (1969), and Ladies Of The Canyon (1970).

Fully detailed on Thursday, this release was previewed with a new, remastered version of “A Case of You.” Listen:

This new collection will be made available as a 4-CD set, a 4-LP 180-gram vinyl set and on digital platforms.

Click here to pre-order The Reprise Albums (1968-1971) on 4-CD from our Rock Cellar Store
Click here to pre-order The Reprise Albums (1968-1971) on 4-LP from our Rock Cellar Store

More about its art concept, per a news release:

The cover art for THE REPRISE ALBUMS (1968-1971) features a previously unseen self-portrait Mitchell sketched during the time period. The collection also includes an essay by Grammy® winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, another artist who’s been influenced greatly by Mitchell. She writes: “In my opinion Blue is the greatest album ever made. Blue didn’t make me a better songwriter. Blue made me a better woman… No matter what we are dealing with in these times we can rejoice and know that of all the ages we could have lived through, we lived in the time of Joni Mitchell.”

Late October saw the release of Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967), which is also available now in our Rock Cellar Store.

Here’s the full track listing for The Reprise Albums (1968-1971):

Song To A Seagull (1968) – New Mix (Produced By Joni Mitchell, Mixed By Matt Lee)
Side 1: I Came to the City
1. “I Had A King”
2. “Michael From Mountains”
3. “Night In The City”
4. “Marcie”
5. “Nathan La Franeer”
Side 2: Out of the City and Down the Seaside
6. “Sisotowbell Lane”
7. “The Dawntreader”
8. “The Pirate Of Penance”
9. “Song To A Seagull”
10. “Cactus Tree”

Clouds (1969)
1. “Tin Angel”
2. “Chelsea Morning”
3. “I Don’t Know Where I Stand”
4. “That Song About The Midway”
5. “Roses Blue”
6. “The Gallery”
7. “I Think I Understand”
8. “Songs To Aging Children Come”
9. “The Fiddle And The Drum”
10. “Both Sides, Now”

Ladies Of The Canyon (1970)
1. “Morning Morgantown”
2. “For Free”
3. “Conversation”
4. “Ladies Of The Canyon”
5. “Willy”
6. “The Arrangement”
7. “Rainy Night House”
8. “The Priest”
9. “Blue Boy”
10. “Big Yellow Taxi”
11. “Woodstock”
12. “The Circle Game”

Blue (1971)
1. “All I Want”
2. “My Old Man”
3. “Little Green”
4. “Carey”
5. “Blue”
6. “California”
7. “This Flight Tonight”
8. “River”
9. “A Case Of You”
10. “The Last Time I Saw Richard”

Later in 2021, the Joni Mitchell archival series will continue again with Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 2, the second installment in the extensive archival series that began last year. Each one promises a deep dive into unreleased studio and live recordings from different eras of Mitchell’s storied career. VOL. 2 will focus on the timeframe when she recorded the albums included in THE REPRISE ALBUMS (1968-1971). Mitchell continues to be intimately involved in producing these collections, lending her vision and personal touch to every element of the projects. Future releases in the archive series will arrive in a similar manner, with a boxed set focused on studio albums from a specific era, followed by an official “Archives” release looking at unreleased audio from the same period.

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