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Rhino Records will be releasing Joni's album "Blue" on... you guessed it... blue vinyl on January 22. Limited to 6,000 copies! More information here.

Norman Seeff's long-awaited book, the extraordinary collection of photographs entitled "Joni: The Joni Mitchell Sessions" is being shipped this week. It is a creative partnership that has lasted for over 40 years. Joni and Norman Seeff, a rock-and-roll photographer with a host of legendary subjects in his portfolio, did some of their best work together. Through over a dozen sessions with Joni, Norman captured the many facets of her personality in some of her most famous images.

Available through Norman's website are 2 versions of the book:

The Premium Edition:
-An 11x14 inch print.
-Password protected access to Seeff’s library of filmed sessions featuring multiple artists exploring Joni as the Boundary Dweller and innovative Artist.
-Seeff’s 7-Stage road map of the Boundary Dweller Archetype as exemplified by Joni. This schematic serves as a tool to empower personal creativity.

The Collectors Edition:
-A signed copy of the book inside a slipcase
-original limited edition signed 11x14 inch print
-A 30x40 inch signed lithographic poster
-Access to Seeff’s video library and his 7-Stage road map as described above

The standard edition, without any of the above features, is available through Amazon and other booksellers starting on December 18th.

The saga of Woody, Buzz and the gang continues. Disney and Pixar released the first trailer to "Toy Story 4." The dreamy teaser features everyone's favorite toys floating through the air. The sequence is set to "Both Sides Now."

Followers of the radio show "Live From Here" will notice that Chris Thile and friends saluted Joni on yesterday's show with a rendition of "Help Me." It begins at 1:25:19

The beautiful 11x14 inch hardcover version of Norman Seeff's book, currently available for pre-orders at $60, will increase to the retail price of $75 on October 24. The signed version will remain at $100 & the Collectors Edition at $650 and Seeff will add a personalized greeting for those who order either of these versions via the website and provide the name(s) for the greeting.

The Music Center has added James Taylor and Brandi Carlile to the previously announced line-up of singers and musicians who will honor Joni Mitchell on her 75th birthday as part of JONI 75: A Birthday Celebration Live at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on November 6 and 7. A limited number of additional tickets have been released and are going fast.

James Taylor and Brandi Carlile will join Glen Hansard, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos, Graham Nash, Seal, and Rufus Wainwright to perform songs from Mitchell’s prolific career. Co-musical directors providing the musical arrangements for the evenings are drummer Brian Blade, who recorded three studio albums and toured extensively with Mitchell, and, pianist, composer, arranger producer Jon Cowherd.

In August of 1969, a dairy farm in the state of New York hosted a pivotal moment in the history of pop music. Taking place only two years after the "Summer of Love” and one year after the tumultuous events of 1968, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair put an exclamation point on the transformational decade of the 1960s.

Joni did not attend Woodstock, but her song of the same name captures an opposition inherent to the turbulent and divisive era. “We are stardust...caught in the devil’s bargain, ...and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.”

For the 50th anniversary of this event, join us at Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee for a campus-wide celebration featuring concerts, clinics, exhibits, films, and speakers.

We are currently accepting submissions for symposium speaker proposals. The committee hopes that Mitchell's evocative lyrics inspire a similarly wide-ranging set of proposals. For more information, see the Call for Papers.