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Joni Mitchell announces archival box set, Love Has Many Faces

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    Joni Mitchell has announced a new four-disc box set entitled Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced. Featuring 53 remastered songs from the iconic singer-songwriter’s storied 40-year career, curated by Mitchell herself, the package will be released on November 17th via Rhino.

    The remastered versions of old songs promise to be “familiar but fresh,” with “a lot of sonic adjustment.” In a press release, she explained, “I am a painter who writes songs. My songs are very visual. The words create scenes … What I have done here is to gather some of these scenes (like a documentary filmmaker) and by juxtaposition, edit them into a whole new work.”

    Mitchell went so far as to rearrange the 53 songs into “thematic acts” like that of a ballet. Likening the process of reorganizing and repurposing her catalog to that of a film editor, she noted, “I had 40 years of footage to review. Then, suddenly, scenes began to hook up. Then series began to form.” She added, “Instead of it being an emotional roller coaster ride as it was before — crammed into one disc — themes began to develop. Moods sustained. I was getting there…When this long editorial process (two years) finally came to rest, I had four ballets or a four-act ballet — a quartet. I also had a box set.”

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    Also included in the package is a deluxe, hardcover book that includes 53 lyrical poems to coincide with the songs, six brand new paintings, and Mitchell-penned liner notes describing her recording process. The suggested retail price is $59.98.

    Below, revisit Mitchell’s Blue highlight “A Case of You”.

    Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced Tracklist:

    Disc 1
    01. In France They Kiss On Main street
    02. Ray’s Dad’s Cadillac
    03. You Turn Me On I’m A Radio
    04. Harlem In Havana
    05. Car On a Hill
    06. Dancin Clown
    07. River
    08. Chinese Cafe/Unchained Melody
    09. Harry’s House/Centerpiece
    10. Shades of Scarlett Conquering
    11. Number One
    12. The Windfall (Everything For Nothing)
    13. Come In From the Cold

    Disc 2
    01. Court and Spark
    02. No Apologies
    03. Trouble Child
    04. Not to Blame
    05. Nothing Can Be Done
    06. Comes Love
    07. Moon At the window
    08. Blue
    09. Tax Free
    10. The Wolf That Lives In Lindsey
    11. Hana
    12. Hejira
    13. Stay In Touch
    14. Night Ride Home

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    Disc 3
    01. You’re My Thrill
    02. The Crazy Cries of Love
    03. Love Puts On a New Face
    04. Borderline
    05. A Strange Boy
    06. You Dream Flat Tires
    07. Love
    08. All I Want
    09. Be Cool
    10. Yvette In English
    11. Just Like This Train
    12. Carey
    13. The Only Joy In Town

    Disc 4
    01. Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter
    02. Two Grey Rooms
    03. God Must Be a Boogie Man
    04. Down To You
    05. A Case of You
    06. The Last Time I Saw Richard
    07. Raised on Robbery
    08. Sweet Sucker Dance
    09. Lakota
    10. Cool Water
    11. Amelia
    12. Both Sides Now
    13. My Best To You

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