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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Misses intends to round up the best of Joni Mitchell's failed singles and forgotten album tracks, which is a daunting task, to be sure. In a career as acclaimed, idiosyncratic, and prolific as Mitchell's, it's problematic to boil all the forgotten favorites down to one disc, but the task is made all the more difficult by the fact that the songwriter herself compiled the collection and has an agenda. Mitchell is out to prove that her neglected Geffen recordings during the '80s were as consistent as her classic '70s albums for Reprise. Although she is correct in her assessment that the albums should be given more respect, her execution could have been better. The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Misses intends to round up the best of Joni Mitchell's failed singles and forgotten album tracks, which is a daunting task, to be sure. In a career as acclaimed, idiosyncratic, and prolific as Mitchell's, it's problematic to boil all the forgotten favorites down to one disc, but the task is made all the more difficult by the fact that the songwriter herself compiled the collection and has an agenda. Mitchell is out to prove that her neglected Geffen recordings during the '80s were as consistent as her classic '70s albums for Reprise. Although she is correct in her assessment that the albums should be given more respect, her execution could have been better. The bulk of Misses is comprised of the Geffen recordings, which were frequently difficult to appreciate, and in this presentation, they're only marginally easier to digest. "A Case of You," which probably should have been on Hits, is added as bait, but the compilation is ultimately of more use to hardcore fans than casual listeners.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/1996
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 093624635826
  • Catalog Number: 46358
  • Sales rank: 17,968

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joni Mitchell Primary Artist, Dulcimer, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
David Baerwald Vocals
Don Henley Background Vocals
James Taylor Guitar, Background Vocals
Robben Ford Guitar
Jaco Pastorius Bass
Joe Sample Keyboards
Wayne Shorter Soprano Saxophone
Abe Most Clarinet
Don Alias Conga
Bobbye Hall Percussion
Alex Acuña Percussion, Bata
Max Bennett Bass
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Bill Dillon Guitar
Chuck Findley Trumpet
John Guerin Drums
Manu Katché Percussion, Drums, talking drum
Larry Klein Bass, Percussion, Keyboards
Michael Landau Guitar, Electric Guitar
Benjamin Orr Background Vocals
Emil Richards Percussion
Alex Acuña & the Unknowns Percussion, Bata
Technical Credits
Joni Mitchell Arranger, Composer, Producer, drum programming, Art Direction, Collage, Dulcimer Arrangement
Vinnie Colaiuta Drum Samples
Michael Fisher Contributor, Percussion Sampling
Larry Klein Composer, Producer
Mike Shipley Producer
Ramón Bretón Mastering
Robbie Cavolina Art Direction
Mike Shibley Producer
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