September 21, 2007

(guest blogged by Howie Klein) Joni Mitchell's new album, SHINE, will be released, by Hear Music (Starbucks) and our good friends at Concord Records, Tuesday. C&L has an advance and we were told to keep it semi-quiet but leak it to our community. So don't tell anyone you don't know. There's a new version of "Big Yellow Taxi" and there's this incredible adaptation of a Rudyard Kipling poem, "If." Joni described the new CD "as serious a work as I've ever done." I was floored by this song, "If I Had A Heart," which we're proud to debut right here at C&L. The New York Times described it as "one of the most haunting melodies she has ever written.

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And here's an EPK of Joni talking about the making of this record and why this project is so unique and so important to her.

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