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Joni Mitchell
Hits
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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You can look at Joni Mitchell from both sides now with two companion anthologies, the first comprised of her most beloved songs, the second of lesser-known songs that should have made the charts but didn't. Hits includes "...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: Joni Mitchell
Title: Hits
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Original Release Date: 10/29/1996
Release Date: 10/29/1996
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Vocal Pop, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093624632627, 494367402100, 936246326270

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You can look at Joni Mitchell from both sides now with two companion anthologies, the first comprised of her most beloved songs, the second of lesser-known songs that should have made the charts but didn't. Hits includes "Chelsea Morning," "Big Yellow Taxi," "The Circle Game," "Both Sides Now" and "Free Man in Paris."
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Media Type: CD
Artist: MITCHELL,JONI
Title: HITS
Street Release Date: 10/29/1996

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Judith B. (butchpoodle) from EL SOBRANTE, CA
Reviewed on 2/10/2007...
Classic Joni Mitchell, some of her later work. She's an American folk classic!
Sonoko F. from MONTCLAIR, NJ
Reviewed on 1/21/2007...
Great introduction to this supremely talented singer- songwriter. "Big Yellow Taxi" was sampled by Janet Jackson for the song "Got Till It's Gone" and covered by Counting Crows. From CDNow review:

"As single discs Best Of albums go, Joni Mitchell's "Hits" is very well done, collecting 15 of the best and most well known songs of Mitchell's long career. Mitchell is primarily known as a folk singer, but she's always had a rock and roll heart as she shows most particularly on "Big Yellow Taxi" (recently remade to excellent effect by The Counting Crows), the tropical paradise evoking "Carey" and the sweet love song "Help Me" that was one of her biggest hits.
On the folkier side of things, there is the standard "Both Sides Now," which for my money is more tuneful and superior to Judy Collins's hit version of the song. "Woodstock" is a postcard from another era, while the childhood memory-evoking "The Circle Game" is as poigniant as it is sweet. The collection gets a bonus star for including Mitchell's 1991 "comeback" tune "Come in from the Cold," which evokes the strain of being a flower child at heart growing up in the McCarthy-ite 1950s. The CD booklet is also excellent, containing a full lyrics sheet.

Overall, an outstanding single disc anthology album from an important American popular music artist. - Brian D. Rubendall"

CD Reviews

Joni Mitchell 101
John Jones | Chicago IL | 07/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's never too late to get into Joni Mitchell, and if you're a novice curious about the strengths of one of music's most revered artists, "Hits" is the perfect place to start. This collection covers all of her incarnations and vocal tones: there's the high-pitched chirp that accompanied her folky social commentator days ("Big Yellow Taxi," "Woodstock"), the earnest delivery on confessional pop songs ("Both Sides Now," "Carey"), a maturing voice on her jazzy experiments ("Help Me," "Chinese Cafe") and the nicotine-enhanced smokiness of her 90's pop ("Come in from the Cold"). Largely chronilogical, the artistic evolution the set shows is breathtaking, but the one common thread running through all of the genres and decades is Mitchell's power of lyric and obvious love of her art...she is one of her generation's most respected artists for no minor reason.The set could have been a touch more complete, however; at an hour's length, there's plenty of room leftover for FM staples like "In France They Kiss on Main Street" and "Coyote," certainly hits in their own right. The title track from "Night Ride Home" might have also been included, as it made a significant dent on contemporary jazz radio upon its release in the early 90's. Still, "Hits" tidily sums up one of the most important bodies of work in popular music. Anyone wondering why Mitchell is so widely respected need look no further than this compilation."
An Well Chosen Anthology
Brian D. Rubendall | Oakton, VA | 04/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As single discs Best Of albums go, Joni Mitchell's "Hits" is very well done, collecting 15 of the best and most well known songs of Mitchell's long career. Mitchell is primarily known as a folk singer, but she's always had a rock and roll heart as she shows most particularly on "Big Yellow Taxi" (recently remade to excellent effect by The Counting Crows), the tropical paradise evoking "Carey" and the sweet love song "Help Me" that was one of her biggest hits.On the folkier side of things, there is the standard "Both Sides Now," which for my money is more tuneful and superior to Judy Collins's hit version of the song. "Woodstock" is a postcard from another era, while the childhood memory-evoking "The Circle Game" is as poigniant as it is sweet. The collection gets a bonus star for including Mitchell's 1991 "comeback" tune "Come in from the Cold," which evokes the strain of being a flower child at heart growing up in the McCarthy-ite 1950s. The CD booklet is also excellent, containing a full lyrics sheet.Overall, an outstanding single disc anthology album from an important American popular music artist."