After a box set of her earliest, unreleased recordings was hailed as one of the greatest reissues of 2020, it's only natural that Joni Mitchell would continue revisiting her archives to share with fans of the folk legend. The latest of these releases, The Reprise Albums (1968-1971), will be available June 25.
This 4CD or limited edition 4LP box will include newly remastered versions of Mitchell's first four studio albums: Song to a Seagull (1968), Clouds (1969), Ladies of the Canyon (1970) and her best-selling work Blue (1971), which celebrates its 50th anniversary the week of the set's release. (Mitchell and mixer Matt Lee have remixed Seagull for this set, which the artist has deemed "atrocious" in its original mix, "like it was recorded under a Jell-O bowl.")
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The box set features a new self-portrait sketched by Joni during the period in which she recorded the albums. (A 7" x 7" print of that sketch will be available with orders from her official site.) Country singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile has penned new liner notes for the package as well. A second volume of archival recordings is expected later this year, covering outtakes and live recordings between 1968 and 1971.
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