Early & Unreleased

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phenry on 2013-Oct-19 at 00:19:52 GMT-5:
When you look at all the songs Joni performed but never released I find it really interesting to me to look at what I call the transition songs because I was there and at that time I got to listen to them all mixed together! I believe these are the ones that eventually got recorded:
Urge For Going
Little Green
Morning Morgantown
Blue Boy
Song to a Seagull
I Don't Know Where I Stand
The Circle Game
Chelsea Morning
Both Sides Now
Michael From Mountains
Night In The City
The Dawntreader
...and here are all the unreleased songs she wrote and played. I find it fascinating to think of her thinking and choosing over the first few years of her career what songs to record. I remember what a shock it was when STAS came out and most of the songs were new to me even though the last time I'd seen her play was less than a year before I walked into a store and saw it sitting there on the shelf! What an awesome day that was!  [ed.]  [ed.]
BarryG on 2012-Jan-12 at 12:13:21 GMT-5:
There are a few of these on Second fret set.
BarryG on 2012-Jan-10 at 13:44:36 GMT-5:
Joni I would love to her you sing these songs, they are the only ones that I have not got, but I understand, I have Song to a Seagull (original from realese day in the U.K.)and all the others. I'm 61 now, what I have will last me the rest of my life. all the best Barry
bozito on 2011-Sep-14 at 20:47:50 GMT-5:
Sea: Surging, converging and conversing
Love, free and green as the vierge and virgule
Moon, searching in spoons and mirrors for her reflection, her lover
Myth of Os, us, in an ubo, in a nose
The logic of SOME BUT NOT ALL deceiving predators, naturally
Who is to say what steps are small in the snow? The bird, the girl, the Hunter?
Life feeding on life, among the cries of seagulls and the poets, such a fight,
such ENERGY!
Inner She, bringing her heart out to play and finding only murderers and thieves
Inner She, eyes opening and dripping every month in pain
Inner She, touching, kissing and waking up alone to find the mirror's fate
What is MATTER? 3-4% of the universe. A Rare Attraction. Beauty.

And what is the palette of yellow without green?
And what is the palette of night without white?
And whose crayons would those have been but ours?

Green as I would have you (be), green as the "spring rain" you see,
Green as you would have me (be), green as the "Eastern Rain" you need, as soft as "Jeremy."
-- to paraphrase Federico Garcia Lorca --
"Just a little green, like the color when the spring is born."
-- to quote you, tender as the blades between your fingers --
All your colors sprang from this source, as they do in us who love you and appreciate our own strivings in art and creative cathexis, jonim ... jonim, jonim!!!
"Begyn the dream ..." -- El Bwyd.
do, please, release these.
yours, truly, fou~~
c.gar, Little Bozo, Le Vierge du Houle, the surgin' virgin ... searchin' this version, forcin' the surgeon to suture the sutra, so? sew me? please?
Like Shady Grove:
[ed.]  [ed.]
suitfugue on 2011-Jun-04 at 20:14:29 GMT-5:
Joni, I am webmaster for Kevin He sadly passed on when he was 29 (1996) but left a wealth of music which you can hear on his site. His legacy lives on because his friends and the Estate banded together to make his unreleased music his legacy. Please - I beg of you, release your music so that we can love them and enjoy them while you are still here. It means so much to those who love you and your talent. Please.
Debbie Miller  [ed.]
tommywalrath on 2010-Oct-19 at 14:59:40 GMT-5:
please allow us to hear these now before you pass away and never know how much we love them and you!!!!
prjinor on 2010-Aug-12 at 01:13:36 GMT-5:
I would be honored to have these songs released for your fans to enjoy them. Just reading the lyrics is not enough...I'm sure there are reasons they were not included on your albums, but we would all love to experience them, if you would allow us to.
Vitali on 2010-May-17 at 01:11:40 GMT-5:
Dear Joni,

Please release these songs!

Vitali xx
LKay09 on 2009-Jul-22 at 12:32:42 GMT-5:
What an incredible list of unreleased songs!!! Wow - talk about buried treasure - these diamonds need to shine! Please release them!!!
TopinVasil on 2009-Apr-29 at 05:42:23 GMT-5:
I'm very pleased to be, maybe, the first one to have a comment about this collection of unreleased songs and i make a suggestion (sorry about my english but i'm portuguese): Why doesn't Joni Mitchell finally edit these songs in their original way and also new versions as, for instance, the ones that we listen to on "Travelogue", which are beautiful?
Hoping that soon this can be possible,
best regards, Carlos