Archives, Vol 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) 10 LP Boxed Set

Archives, Vol 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) 10 LP Boxed Set

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Bundle includes:

• "You Can Close Your Eyes" Download (FLAC)

• "Chelsea Morning"

• The Dawntreader Digital Single

• "Urge For Going" - with Strings Download (FLAC)

• "River" – with French horns Download (FLAC)

• "Hunter" Download (FLAC)

• "California" Download (FLAC)

• "A Case of You" Download (FLAC)

• Archives, Vol 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) 10 LP Boxed Set

This Archives, Vol II 10LP set on 180-gram is only available here on the Joni Mitchell store. It includes a booklet illustrated with many unseen photos from Mitchell’s personal collection as well as new liner notes featuring conversations about the time period between writer/filmmaker Cameron Crowe and Mitchell.

The tracks on Archives Vol II 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 Mitchell’s performance at Le Hibou Coffee House in Ottawa on March 19, 1968 that was recorded by Jimi Hendrix and a concert at the Paris Theatre in London on October 29, 1970 that was broadcast on the BBC. The latter includes several songs destined to appear on Blue the following year: “Carey,” “River” and “My Old Man.” In addition, singer-songwriter James Taylor joined Mitchell to perform with her during the second half of the show.

Side One:

Home Demo
Joni’s home, late 1967/early 1968
Recorded by Joni Mitchell, “The Dawntreader” mixed by Patrick Milligan

1. MIDNIGHT COWBOY (version 1)
2. THE DAWNTREADER (demo with vocal overdub)
3. SONG TO A SEAGULL
4. MIDNIGHT COWBOY (version 2)

Jane Lurie’s Apartment
Chelsea, New York City, NY, late 1967/early 1968
Recorded by Jane Lurie

5. THE WAY IT IS
6. TURN AROUND

Home Demo
Joni’s home, late 1967/early 1968
Recorded by Joni Mitchell, “I Had A King” and “Roses Blue” mixed by Patrick Milligan

7. I HAD A KING (demo with piano overdub)
1. ROSES BLUE (demo with peacock harp overdub)
2. THE FIDDLE AND THE DRUM (piano demo)

Song To A Seagull Session
Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, Jan. 24, 1968
Recorded by Art Chryst, mixed by Patrick Milligan

3. JEREMY
4. CONVERSATION
5. BOTH SIDES NOW

Side Three:

1. THE GIFT OF THE MAGI

Jane Lurie’s Apartment
Chelsea, New York City, NY, early 1968
Recorded by Jane Lurie

2. IT’S EASY
3. Another melody

Live at Canterbury House
Ann Arbor, MI, Mar. 10, 1968
Recorded by Thomas Root

4. Introduction
5. JEREMY
6. SONGS TO AGING CHILDREN COME


Side Four:

Live at Le Hibou Coffee House
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Mar. 19, 1968
Recorded by Jimi Hendrix

1st Set
1. NIGHT IN THE CITY
2. COME TO THE SUNSHINE
3. Intro to The Pirate Of Penance
4. THE PIRATE OF PENANCE
5. CONVERSATION
6. THE WAY IT IS
7. Intro to The Dawntreader
8. THE DAWNTREADER


Side Five:

2nd Set
1. MARCIE
2. Intro to Nathan La Franeer
3. NATHAN LA FRANEER
4. Intro to Dr. Junk
5. DR. JUNK
6. Intro to Michael From Mountains
7. MICHAEL FROM MOUNTAINS


Side Six:

1. GO TELL THE DRUMMER MAN
2. Intro to I Don’t Know Where I Stand
3. I DON’T KNOW WHERE I STAND
4. Intro to Sisotowbell Lane
5. SISOTOWBELL LANE
21. Intro to Ladies Of The Canyon
22. LADIES OF THE CANYON

Side Seven:

Studio Session
Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA, May 31, 1968
Recorded by Michael Nemo, mixed by Stanley Johnston

1. COME TO THE SUNSHINE

Jane Lurie’s Apartment
Chelsea, New York City, NY, summer 1968
Recorded by Jane Lurie

2. My second album
3. Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
4. THE PIRATE OF PENANCE


Top Gear BBC Radio Broadcast
Piccadilly Studio 1, London, England, recorded Sep. 23, 1968, broadcast Sep. 29, 1968
Hosted by John Peel, recorded by Bernie Andrews

5. Intro to Chelsea Morning
6. CHELSEA MORNING – with the John Cameron Group
7. Intro to The Gallery
8. THE GALLERY
9. Intro to Night In The City
10. NIGHT IN THE CITY – with the John Cameron Group

THE JOHN CAMERON GROUP: John Cameron: harpsichord, Harold McNair: flute, Tony Carr: drums, Kenny Baldock: bass, Dave Cousins: guitar

Side Eight:

Live at Carnegie Hall
New York City, NY, Feb. 1, 1969
“Blue Boy” and “Marcie” recorded at Zellerbach Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA, Feb. 14, 1969
Recorded by unknown

1st Set
1. CHELSEA MORNING
2. A Valentine for Joni
3. CACTUS TREE
4. NIGHT IN THE CITY
5. I HAD A KING


Side Nine:

1. BLUE BOY
2. My American Skirt
3. THE FIDDLE AND THE DRUM
4. Spoony’s Wonderful Adventure
5. THAT SONG ABOUT THE MIDWAY
6. BOTH SIDES NOW


Side Ten:

2nd Set
1. MARCIE
2. NATHAN LA FRANEER
3. Intro to The Gallery
4. THE GALLERY
5. HUNTER
6. MORNING MORGANTOWN


Side Eleven:

1. Intro to Get Together
2. GET TOGETHER
3. Intro to The Circle Game/Little Green
4. MEDLEY: THE CIRCLE GAME/LITTLE GREEN


Side Twelve:

Encore
1. MICHAEL FROM MOUNTAINS
2. Intro to Urge For Going
3. URGE FOR GOING


Clouds Session
A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA, Mar. 20, 1969
Recorded & mixed by Henry Lewy

4. CONVERSATION (version 2)
6. BLUE BOY


Side Thirteen:

1. THE PRIEST

Jane Lurie’s Apartment
Chelsea, New York City, NY, mid 1969
Recorded by Jane Lurie

2. JESUS
3. Playing piano and vocalizing


The Dick Cavett Show ABC TV Broadcast
Television City, New York City, NY, recorded Aug. 18, 1969, broadcast Aug. 19, 1969
Hosted by Dick Cavett, produced by Tony Converse, recorded by Morley Lang

4. CHELSEA MORNING
5. WILLY
6. FOR FREE

Side Fourteen:

1. Interview
2. THE FIDDLE AND THE DRUM


Ladies Of The Canyon Demo Session
A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA, late 1969
Recorded & mixed by Henry Lewy

3. WOODSTOCK


Live at Centennial Auditorium
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Nov. 1, 1969
Recorded by unknown

4. As I Lie Thinking In My Backyard On August 2nd
5. ROSES BLUE
6. RAINY NIGHT HOUSE


Side Fifteen:

Ladies Of The Canyon Sessions
A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA, Jan. 30, 1970
Recorded by Henry Lewy, mixed by Patrick Milligan

1. LADIES OF THE CANYON (with cellos)
Teressa Adams: cello, Don Bagley: assistance with cello arrangement

A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA, Feb. 2, 1970
Recorded by Henry Lewy, mixed by Patrick Milligan

2. BLUE BOY (with recorder coda)

Jim Horn: recorder


In Concert BBC TV Broadcast
BBC Television Centre, London, England, recorded Sep. 3, 1970, broadcast May 17, 1971
Produced by Stanley Dorfman, recorded by Tony Millier

3. ALL I WANT

Blue Demo Sessions
A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA, summer 1970
Recorded & mixed by Henry Lewy

4. A CASE OF YOU
5. CALIFORNIA


Side Sixteen:

In Concert BBC Radio Broadcast
Paris Theatre, London England, recorded Oct. 29, 1970, broadcast Dec. 27, 1970
Hosted by John Peel, produced by Jeff Griffin, recorded by John Etchells

3. Introduction
4. THAT SONG ABOUT THE MIDWAY
5. Intro to The Gallery
6. THE GALLERY
7. HUNTER


Side Seventeen:

1. Intro to River
2. RIVER
3. MY OLD MAN
4. THE PRIEST
5. This is a mountain dulcimer
6. CAREY


Side Eighteen:

1. A CASE OF YOU – with James Taylor
2. Intro to California – with James Taylor
3. CALIFORNIA – with James Taylor
4. Intro to For Free – with James Taylor
5. FOR FREE – with James Taylor

Side Nineteen:

1. Intro to The Circle Game – with James Taylor
2. THE CIRCLE GAME – with James Taylor
3. Intro to You Can Close Your Eyes – with James Taylor
4. YOU CAN CLOSE YOUR EYES – with James Taylor
5. BOTH SIDES NOW
6. Intro to Big Yellow Taxi
7. BIG YELLOW TAXI


Side Twenty:

Blue Sessions
A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA, late 1970
Recorded by Henry Lewy, mixed by Patrick Milligan

1. HUNTER
2. RIVER – with French horns
3. URGE FOR GOING – with strings

Russ Kunkel: drums & percussion, Willie Ruff: French horn, Paul Shure: violin, Sheldon Sanov: violin, Myra Kestenbaum: viola, Edgar Lustgarten: cello

All selections written by Joni Mitchell, except “Get Together” written by Chet Powers, “Bony Moronie” written by Larry Williams, and “You Can Close Your Eyes” written by James Taylor

All tracks previously unissued except excerpts of “My American Skirt” and “Spoony’s Wonderful Adventure” which appeared on The 1969 Warner/Reprise Record Show, Warner Bros. PRO 336 (1969)