The Return of Joni Mitchell
Amanda Ghost interviews singer songwriter Joni Mitchell.She talks about her formative years as a songwriter, when she moved from Alberta, Canada, to Detroit and then New York, and endured a failed marriage.
The conversation also covers Joni's early working relationship with David Crosby and signature songs such as Both Sides Now and Help Me.
Mitchell also talks about more recent recordings and reveals why she quit the business.
There's music from her forthcoming album and rare material from her 1966 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival that led to her signing with Warner Brothers as well as early covers of her songs.
Joni talks about the effect her music has had on the world, why she dropped out of the hit-making rat race and what it was that brought her back to songwriting and recording as a form of creative expression.
She talks about her most revered album, Blue, and Amanda describes the effect the record has had on her and millions of other listeners who identified with its poignant sentiments.
There's also music from other work from the Seventies, including For The Roses, Court and Spark, and US hits such as You Turn Me On I'm A Radio, which, Joni says, she wrote as a joke.