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Shadows & Light
Joni Mitchell
Shadows & Light
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (9) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #2

Super New Mastering of her Monumental Live Set in Support of the Mingus Album.


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All Artists: Joni Mitchell
Title: Shadows & Light
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Import [Generic]
Release Date: 6/1/1999
Album Type: Original recording remastered, Import
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Vocal Pop, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 4988029287847


Album Details
Super New Mastering of her Monumental Live Set in Support of the Mingus Album.

CD Reviews

My shadows&light experience
Joe Johananoff | Tel-Aviv, ISRAEL Israel | 07/03/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"i got this cd only two years ago, when i already had an almost-complete collection of joni's records. this musical exhibit is not something you can just hear while doing other things. you have to sit down, empty your ears, and let it fill you with it's exciting harmonies. the introduction is built exactly to those needs; it shoves you directly into the highly emotinal state in which you're gonna stay to the last seconds of woodstock. shadows and light is a live recording from santa barbara bowl (1979). it involves some of the best musicians in the world: jaco pastorius (bass), pat matheny (lead guitar), michael brecker (sax) and lyle mays (keyboards), don alias (drums). all those people really gave themselves to this project and you can't avoid feeling it. i do have a special sympathy to joni's cover for "why do fools fall in love" and also: "in france they kiss on main street" "shadows and lighe" "coyote" and the classic "woodstock". don't miss this cd- you'll love it."
Do NOT pay so much for this!
O-Town | Sac-Town | 02/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been looking for the 2CD version of "Shadows & Light" for ages and I finally found it, brand new, in HDCD format, for $12.99 at Tower Records. (I must note that it was only at one Tower Records here in Sacramento, the other stores didn't have it) I also found it at a Borders Books & Music for around the same price. Imagine my relief and joy when I learned that I didn't have to fork out such a large sum of money for this (although it would have been worth it if this was the only way to get it). ^ . ^

Also - my version is NOT an import, it's an official domestic Asylum HDCD re-release; so why is it so hard to find? I have no idea but it's a darn shame really.

This double edition of "Shadows & Light" is simply phenomenal; It's still not the complete concert, I think we'll never get that put onto a single DVD or cd set, but it is FAR more complete than the concert video/DVD or the original album release. If your local record store has a good distributor they may just have this release!

Joni Mitchell is, in my opinion, the best artist out there today; she composes the most gorgeous music, writes brilliant lyrics, creates stunning paintings, sketches, and drawings... she is EVERYTHING a musician should be, and more. The world is lucky to have her. ^ . ^"
Ok, ok: you can't REALLY pass this masterpiece, can you?
virgilio venditti | Italy, Avezzano (AQ) | 09/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This masterpiece was "shot" at what could be considered the apex of Joni's career (not that what followed was to be trashed anyway!). The Japan version includes three tracks not considered for the single CD: "Freeman in Paris", "Black crow" and the "Don's solo" (Don Alias, at the epoch fiancee' to Joni). About this concert, there are other two "hidden" beautiful gems that you can only find in the DVD (I bought it and extracted those damned!): "Raised on Robbery" and a noteworthy "Jaco's solo". In the concerts from which this CD has been cut we had a stellar cast: Jaco Pastorious on Bass, Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker, Don Alias, Lyle Mays and, for a nice touch on "Why do fools fall in love" and other little embellishments, "The Persuasions". 5/5 is my vote, for what it is worth!"