Joni Mitchell - Archives – Volume 1: The Early Years (1963-1967): Highlights

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Sleeve Condition: Near Mint (NM or M-)



Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1 (1963-1967): Highlights is an exclusive LP, featuring highlights from the first volume of the ongoing Joni Mitchell Archives series.  The release - which has been supervised by Joni Mitchell – features rare home recordings, live performances, and radio broadcasts recorded between 1963 and 1967.  Pressed on 180gram vinyl, exclusively for RSD Drops 2021. Strictly limited to 15000 copies worldwide. 

Unopened item comes with two stickers on shrinkwrap:
- Record Store Day [silver logo sticker
- info/hype sticker with barcode [round brown sticker

Issued with a plain white poly-lined inner sleeve

Tracks appear on this LP in the same order as in the box set [m1846526, ie. chronologically.

[Back cover:
“A lot of these songs, I just lost them. They fell away. They only exist in these recordings. For so long I rebelled against the term, ‘I was never a folk singer.’ I didn’t think it was a good description of what I was. And then I listened and . . . it was beautiful. It made me forgive my beginnings. And I had this realization . . . Oh God! [Laughs I was a folk singer!” / Joni Mitchell

Photos: Joni Mitchell's personal archive except back cover, © Al Blixt

Dedicated in memoriam to Elliot Roberts

Many of these recordings were produced informally and on non-studio-grade equipment. There are some occasional, inherent audio anomalies, but we feel the historical significance, the music, and the performances far outweigh any of those audio imperfections.

© 2021 ℗ 2020 Rhino Entertainment Company.
Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.
Made in U.S.A.

[Additional info on sleeve:
A1 "House Of The Rising Sun": Radio Station CFQC AM / Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, ca. 1963 / Recorded by Barry Bowman
A2 "Pastures Of Plenty": Live at the Half Beat / Yorkville, Toronto, Canada, Oct. 21, 1964 / Recorded by J. Robinson
A3 "Seven Daffodils": Joni’s Parents’ House, February 1965 / Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Feb. 1965
A4 "Urge For Going": Myrtle Anderson Birthday Tape / Detroit, MI, 1965
A5 "Day After Day": Jac Holzman Demo / Detroit, MI, Aug. 24, 1965
A6 "The Circle Game": Live at the 2nd Fret / Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 1966 / Recorded by Ed Sciaky
B1 "Both Sides Now": Folklore, WHAT FM / Philadelphia, PA, Mar. 12, 1967 / Hosted by Gene Shay, recorded by Ed Sciaky
B2 "Born To Take The Highway": Live at the 2nd Fret / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mar. 17, 1967 / Recorded by Ed Sciaky
B3 "Blue On Blue": Folklore, WHAT FM / Philadelphia, PA, Mar. 19, 1967 / Hosted by Gene Shay, recorded by Ed Sciaky
B4 "Strawflower Me": "A Record Of My Changes" – Michael’s Birthday Tape / North Carolina, May 1967
B5 "Chelsea Morning": Home Demo / New York City, NY, ca. June 1967
B6 "I Don’t Know Where I Stand": Live at Canterbury House / Ann Arbor, MI, Oct. 27, 1967 / Recorded by Thomas Root

Runouts from label outwards:
Side 1 -- stamped '216600E1', '860005 MRP2933 / R1-645871-A'; etched '#2', 'R1-645871-A BG'; mirrored 'R1-645871-A BG'
Side 2 -- stamped '216600E2', '861819 MRP2933 / R1-645871-B'; etched '#2', 'R1-645871-B BG'; mirrored 'R1-645871-B BG'


A1. House Of The Rising Sun 2:54
A2. Pastures Of Plenty 2:52
A3. Seven Daffodils 2:59
A4. Urge For Going 4:25
A5. Day After Day 2:10
A6. The Circle Game 5:13
B1. Both Sides Now 3:46
B2. Born To Take The Highway 4:12
B3. Blue On Blue 2:33
B4. Strawflower Me 1:50
B5. Chelsea Morning 2:34
B6. I Don’t Know Where I Stand 6:18


Barcode and Other Identifiers:

Barcode 6 03497 84998 2
Barcode 603497849982
Matrix / Runout 216600E1 #2 86005 MRP2933 / R1-645871-A R1-645871-A BG
Matrix / Runout 216600E2 #2 861819 MRP2933 / R1-645871-B R1-645871-B BG


Record Company Warner Music Group
Marketed By Rhino Entertainment Company
Manufactured By Rhino Entertainment Company
Phonographic Copyright (p) Rhino Entertainment Company
Copyright (c) Rhino Entertainment Company
Copyright (c) Al Blixt
Pressed By Memphis Record Pressing
Recorded At CFQC
Recorded At Half Beat, Yorkville, Toronto
Recorded At 2nd Fret
Recorded At WHAT Radio
Recorded At Canterbury House, Ann Arbor, MI
Mastered At Bernie Grundman Mastering
Mastered At GZ Media

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