Both Sides Now

Release date:  February 8, 2000

Album Notes

Produced by Larry Klein and Joni Mitchell
Musical Director: Larry Klein
Arranged and conducted by Vince Mendoza except "Stormy Weather" arranged by Vince Mendoza and Gordon Jenkins

1.You're My Thrill 2.At Last 3.Comes Love § 4.You've Changed * 5.Answer Me My Love * 6.A Case Of You * 7. Don't Go To Strangers § 8.Sometimes I'm Happy + 9.Don't Worry 'Bout Me * 10. Stormy Weather 11.I Wish I Were In Love Again + 12. Both Sides Now *

Featured Soloists:
* Wayne Shorter soprano and tenor saxophone
+ Herbie Hancock piano
§ Mark Isham trumpet
Concert Master: Gavyn Wright

Violin: Gavyn Wright, Perry Montague-Mason, Rita Manning, Wilf Gibson, Peter Oxer, Jackie Shave, Boguslav Koticeki, Jim McLeod, Vaughan Armon, Cathy Thompson, Dermor Crehan, Everton Nelson, Dave Woodcock, Chris Tombling, Rebecca Hirsch, Roger Garland, Jonathan Strange, Patrick Kiernan, Maciej Rakowski, Ben Cruft, Kathy Shave, Simon Fischer, Warren Zielinski, Mike McMenemy, Godrey Salmon, Antonia Fuchs, Julian Leaper, Matthew Scrivener
Viola: Peter Lale, Katie Wilkinson, Bruce White, Catherine Bradshaw, Ivo Van der Werff, Rachel Bolt, Bill Benham, Don McVay
Celli: Anthony Pleeth, Helen Liebmann, Paul Kegg, Frank Schaefer, Tony Lewis, Martin Loveday, Dave Daniels
Basses: Chris Laurence, Mary Scully, Mike Brittain, Anthony Pike
Harp: Skaila Kanga
Flute: Andy Findon, Helen Keen, Jamie Talbot, Stan Sulzman, Phil Todd Iain Dixon
Oboe: John Anderson
Oboe/Cor Anglais: Sue Bohling
Clarinet: Nick Bucknall, Anthony Pike, Jamie Talbot, Stan Sulzman, Phil Todd, Iain Dixon
Bassoon: Julie Andrews, Gavin McNaughton
Contra Bassoon: Richard Skinner
Horns: John Pigneguy, Richard Watkins, Nigel Black, Mike Thompson, Paul Gardham, Hugh Seenan, Phil Eastop
Trumpet: Derek Watkins, John Barclay, Andy Crowley, Steve Sidwell, Gerard Presencer
Trombone: Pete Beachill, Peter Davies, Richard Edwards, Neil Sidwell
Bass Trombone: Dave Stewart, Richard Henry
Tuba: Owen Slade
Percussion: Frank Ricotti
Piano: Dave Arch
Alto Saxophone: Jamie Talbot
Alto flute: Phil Todd
Bass Clarinet: Iain Dixon

Recorded by Geoff Foster at Air Studios, UK
Assistant Engineer: Ben Georgiades
Additional Recording by Allen Sides at Ocean Way Studios, L.A.
Mixed by Allen Sides at Ocean Way Studios
Assistant Engineer: John Tyree
Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
Production Coordinator: Dana Pilson
Orchestral Contractor: Isobel Griffiths
Art Direction by Joni Mitchell and Robbie Cavolina
Paintings by Joni Mitchell

Peter Erskine appears courtesy of ECM Records and Fuzzy Music
Herbie Hancock appears courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Mark Isham appears courtesy of Columbia Records
Wayne Shorter appears courtesy of The Verve Music Group

Thanks to Vince Mendoza, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Mark Isham, Chuck Berghofer, Peter Erskine, Allen Sides, all at Air Studios and Ocean Way Studios for their hospitality, Yamaha, Wally Breese, Paul Starr, Don Freed, Myrtle and Bill Anderson and Diane and Richard Klein for playing the right records in their homes.

Management by Stephen Macklam and Sam Feldman for S.I. Feldman & Associates

This album is dedicated to my daughter Kilauren.

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2casesofyou on

A gift to her many fans, Joni Mitchell's BOTH SIDES NOW is a surprising departure for the watercolor songstress. Instead of the musical experimentation of her many, many albums, here she glides effortlessly into the role of a richly gifted singer...

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JuanM on

Joni would be very happy that this album takes me into a jazz lounge mood. Drinks and Smoke. Lovely.

NathanLaFraneer on

This album is so mature. The orchestrations are beautiful.

pixieharbottle on

This album was a pleasant surprise. Very Diana Krall like with smoky vocals and cool, slow jazz. I love it.