Joni Mitchell‘s most recent studio album, 2007’s Shine, will receive its debut release on vinyl on April 3. The disc, which can be pre-ordered now, is pressed on 180-gram vinyl.
Shine features 10 track, including an updated version of Mitchell’s classic 1970 tune “Big Yellow Taxi” and the then-new original tune “One Week Last Summer,” which won a Grammy Award in the Best Instrumental Pop Performance category in 2008. The album’s title track features a guest appearance by Joni’s longtime friend James Taylor on guitar.
Mitchell was inspired to record the album after working on the 2007 ballet Dancing Joni: The Fiddle and the Drum, which showcased 13 of her songs. Three of the tunes from the project — the reworked rendition of “Big Yellow Taxi,” “If I Had a Heart” and “If” — appear on Shine.
The songs on the album found Mitchell commenting on and inspired by the environmental, social and political upheaval that occurred during the Iraq War era.
Shine peaked at #14 on the Billboard 200, making it Joni’s highest-charting studio effort since 1976’s Hejira.
Here’s the LP’s full track list:
“One Week Last Summer”
“If I Had a Heart”
“Big Yellow Taxi”
“Night of the Iguana”
“Strong and Wrong”
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