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by Mike Gardner
Record Mirror
May 7, 1983
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JONI MITCHELL'S London return after an absence of nine years showed that she'd lost none of her warmth or polish. Her two hour set neatly showed the growth in her confessional style of songwriting.

She drew from periods as diverse as her folkie phase with 'Both Sides Now' and 'Big Yellow Taxi' to the jazz stylings of her recent work like 'Amelia' and her Charles Mingus collaboration 'God Must Be A Boogie Man'.

Her voice is still crystal clear and she managed to make the vast Arena seem like a front room with her intimate style. Her music ran from jazz to rock 'n' roll and her four piece band proved to be an able foil for the delicate nuances of her work.

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