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Both Sides Now

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Both Sides Now

    On the first night of the opening ceremonies for the Two Thousand and ten Olympics, I turned on the television in my bedroom to watch but having had a real busy day, I fell asleep very early. It was'nt anytime at all that I was awakened when Joni Mitchell was singing Both Sides Now. I had just fallen asleep which is most unusual to awaken so early because the volume of sound was very soft. I was absolutely mesmerized when I heard Joni Mitchell singing.
    So the rest of my story is HISTORY because I said the first chance I get, I am going to Barnes & Noble and look for the album. This recording by Joni Mitchell is the most beautiful I have ever heard not to mention the paintings by Joni Mitchell.
    I would highly recommend this to everyone.
    Thank you,
    Agnes L. Barnett
    Charlotte, North Carolina

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Don't go to strangers. Lover come to me.

    A provocative and unnerving piece of music heaven, this is truly a gorgeous collection of standards that are interpreted by a master of her domain. Don't go to strangers, an Etta Jones piece, truly is the most haunting and arresting piece of music on this multilayered disc. Heartache, sadness, longing, unrequited love. You name it. Track 7. I love this CD. I treasure it very much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This Album Is Classic - WONDERFUL

    Joni is a joy and a blessing - this album of sophisticated and classic songs are beautifully interpreted by Joni. Thanks Joni. (Note - as displayed by a previous reviewer - this collection of songs is not for the immature audience, or the taste challenged). Enjoy...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Many Sides Now

    Joni Mitchell's hackneyed mushy karaoke standard 'Both Sides Now', originally on 'Clouds', need no longer remain shelved with the out-dated. Joni herself has revamped this classic alonside one other of her own compositions 'A Case of You' and ten songs by other composers, with a new approach that seems paradoxically, as if it has always been with us. So much for Joni pontificating 'a painter does a painting and he does a painting'! Maybe someone did say to Van Gogh, 'Paint a Starry Night again man!' Joni has seen fit, amidst our EmptyV culture, to remind us of more tasteful, tuneful and timeless music. This 'fashion' has been evident for some time with releases in recent years by other artists; kd lang (Drag), Annie Lennox (Medusa), Sinead O'Connor (am I not your girl?), Rickie Lee Jones (Pop Pop) and most recently George Michael whose 'Last Century' offering most resembles 'Both Sides Now'. The concept behind BSN is an adventurous attempt to express the nature of modern romance from courting and sparking, drinking a case of you, to really not knowing love at all. In coming full circle to re-record her old masterpieces in such a grand orchestral manner, Joni Mitchell has, as always, been innovative, creative and is still a peerless joy to listen to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Absolutely Sublime!

    Having been a fan of Joni Mitchell's since the beginning, I have always loved her poetic lyric writing and haunting melodies. She has created more musical masterpieces in my lifetime than anyone, excepting perhaps Mr. Dylan. But then he's been around almost a decade longer. This CD is absolute perfection, from first note to last. The song choices---tracing a romance from first infatuation to dying embers---are studiously chosen and impeccably performed. Unlike Linda Ronstadt and Natalie Cole, who couldn't shake the original singers of these songs (and songs from the same period), Joni makes each composition on this CD her own. Her phrasing is astonishing. The nuances she pulls out of these lyrics, it takes the breath away. And I'll tell you---right now, up there in heaven, the jukebox is playing this CD and Ella and Billie and Sarah are tapping their toes and clicking their fingers, saying,

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