Among the singer/songwriters who emerged in the wake of Bob Dylan in the 1960s, none were as adventurous, incisive, or influential as Joni Mitchell. A veteran of the folk music circuit of the '60s, Mitchell first came to prominence as a songwriter, composing the '60s standards "Chelsea Morning," "The Circle Game," and "Both Sides Now." By the time Judy Collins brought the latter into the Billboard Top Ten in 1968, Joni Mitchell signed with Reprise, partially upon the advocacy of ex-Byrd David Crosby, who would wind up producing her debut, Song to a Seagull. Mitchell wound up as part of Los Angeles' folk-rock scene but it often seemed as if she operated upon its fringes, working from a different musical and personal aesthetic, relying on a series of alternate guitar tunings and writing from a stark personal perspective. These qualities ...
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Album Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Song to a Seagull 1968 Song to a Seagull Reprise
 
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Clouds 1969 Clouds Reprise
 
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Ladies of the Canyon 1970 Ladies of the Canyon Reprise
 
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Blue 1971 Blue Reprise
 
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For the Roses 1972 For the Roses Asylum
 
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Court and Spark 1974 Court and Spark Elektra / Asylum
 
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Miles of Aisles 1974 Miles of Aisles Elektra / Asylum
 
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The Hissing of Summer Lawns 1975 The Hissing of Summer Lawns Asylum
 
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Hejira 1976 Hejira Asylum
 
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Don Juan's Reckless Daughter 1977 Don Juan's Reckless Daughter Asylum
 
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Mingus 1979 Mingus Asylum
 
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Shadows and Light 1980 Shadows and Light Elektra / Asylum
 
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Wild Things Run Fast 1982 Wild Things Run Fast Geffen
 
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Dog Eat Dog 1985 Dog Eat Dog Geffen Goldline / Geffen
 
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Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm 1988 Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm Geffen
 
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Night Ride Home 1991 Night Ride Home Geffen
 
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Turbulent Indigo 1994 Turbulent Indigo Reprise
 
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Taming the Tiger 1998 Taming the Tiger Reprise
 
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Both Sides Now 2000 Both Sides Now Reprise
 
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Travelogue 2002 Travelogue Nonesuch
 
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Shine 2007 Shine Hear Music
 
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Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration 2019 Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration Decca
 
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