Taming the Tiger

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All Music Guide - James Chrispell
This 1998 disc from Joni Mitchell harks back to the days when she heard the hissing of summer lawns and the jazzier essays of her Hejira days. The only difference between then and now is her use of a guitar synthesizer for her aural textures and melody templates. Always employing the best of musicians to help her out, Mitchell takes off on a trip through "Harlem in Havana" and ending up with "Tiger Bones" to show for it. Along the way, she puts forth "No Apologies" and rocks things up with "Lead Balloon" which will remind one of "Big Yellow Taxi", and contains one of her best opening one-liners ever. With "Taming the Tiger" dedicated to her newfound daughter and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Chrispell
This 1998 disc from Joni Mitchell harks back to the days when she heard the hissing of summer lawns and the jazzier essays of her Hejira days. The only difference between then and now is her use of a guitar synthesizer for her aural textures and melody templates. Always employing the best of musicians to help her out, Mitchell takes off on a trip through "Harlem in Havana" and ending up with "Tiger Bones" to show for it. Along the way, she puts forth "No Apologies" and rocks things up with "Lead Balloon" which will remind one of "Big Yellow Taxi", and contains one of her best opening one-liners ever. With "Taming the Tiger" dedicated to her newfound daughter and grandson, "Stay in Touch" could be about them, or almost anyone Mitchell's been close to. Either way, it's a great tune. Taming the Tiger is her most pleasing and consistent disc since the mid-'70s; even after all these years, Joni Mitchell continues to expand her music while keeping her integrity intact. This is definitely one of her best.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/29/1998
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624645122
  • Catalog Number: 46451
  • Sales rank: 41,571

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Harlem In Havana (4:25)
  2. 2 Man From Mars (4:09)
  3. 3 Love Puts On A New Face (3:46)
  4. 4 Lead Balloon (3:38)
  5. 5 No Apologies (4:17)
  6. 6 Taming The Tiger (4:18)
  7. 7 The Crazy Cries Of Love (3:54)
  8. 8 Stay In Touch (2:59)
  9. 9 Face Lift (4:41)
  10. 10 My Best to You (2:52)
  11. 11 Tiger Bones (4:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joni Mitchell Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Bass, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Wayne Shorter Saxophone
Brian Blade Drums
Larry Klein Bass
Greg Leisz Guitar
Technical Credits
Joni Mitchell Arranger, Producer, Art Direction
Dan Marnien Engineer
Tony Phillips Engineer
Femi Jiya Engineer
Robbie Cavolina Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My favorite!

    Having "grown up with" Joni Mitchell, I didn't care for this one on first listen. I listened again and found it really speakes to me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    taming the tiger

    i think joni mitchell overdone herself here on some song like "harlem in havana, no apologies and lead balloon. my favorite song on album is "man from mars,taming the tiger" and the crazy cries of love. i would compare this album to the hissing of summer lawns.

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