Friday, April 12, 2024

Listen to One of Joni Mitchell’s Earliest Recordings, “Day After Day,” from Her New Archival Collection


This is “Day After Day,” the first release from Joni Mitchell’s archival collection due October 30th from Rhino. It’s heads and tales better than anything by current singer songwriters. Joni’s a genius. And to think how her music progressed from this over the years is mind blowing.

“I wrote it on the train, between Regina and Mariposa, Ontario. Orillia, Ontario, really, the setting at the time of the Mariposa Folk Festival. I was on my way to see Buffy Sainte-Marie. I was pregnant, and I was traveling with my daughter’s father, and we were making a ruse. I had told my parents—they thought I was a quitter anyway—“I’m going east to the Mariposa Folk Festival. I’m going to become a musician.” But I had no desire to do it. It was just a way of protecting, parent protecting, really. You know, a lie for their dignity.” – Joni

Joni Mitchell Archives Volume 1: The Early Years (1963-1967) is available for pre-order

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