Release date:  May 1969

Album Notes


Composed and arranged by Joni Mitchell
Recorded at A&M Studios, Hollywood, California (thank you)
Engineered by Henry Lewy
"Tin Angel" produced by Paul Rothchild
Special thanks to Michael Vossi and Elliott Roberts
All music published by Siquomb Publishing Corp., 55 Liberty Street, New York, N.Y. 10005
Cover art by Joni Mitchell
Art direction: Ed Thrasher

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WoodstockChild69 on

One of my favorite albums of hers. She takes you to many different places through each of the songs on here! I love her guitar work on here too. "Chlesea Morning," "The Fiddle and the Drum" and "Both Sides, Now" on here. I had heard Judy Collins' version of "Both Sides Now as a child, but that all changed a few years ago one night before I went to bed. I was listening to an IHeartRadio radio station that I made, and after playing Judy's version of the song, Joni's version of "Both Sides Now" from this album came on and from that point on, I fell in love with her music and her voice. After that, I became a fan of hers. I now cite Joni's version of "Both Sides Now" from this album as my favorite version! This song belongs to her and ONLY her! That night, she walked into my life at the right time!

Ian Welland on

This album is not as poignant for me as maybe 'Blue' or 'Court and Spark' which took their place in my collection before 'Clouds'; but I have to say 'I Don't Know Where I Stand' is truly outstanding and sets it apart from all other recordings of the time. I have enjoyed moments of solitude and even moments of sharing ideals but what always has remained are the terms of this song echoing and making me face up to what is for me a reoccurring dilemma - who am I?; where am I?; where are we?

Kaboodle on

"I Don't Know Where I Stand"---check out Fairport Convention's electric take on this great song on their Heyday record, which I believe is a record of BBC recordings.

may.allen on

Hi girls+boys+all of you people involved with setting up this web-page.i was listening to the "radio" the other day+fortunately,: JONI'S song Clouds was playin'! This piece of music took me back decades ago!! Unvoluntarily, i had to take part in the Vietnam war+and we had our ghetto blasters as a consolence 2 remain in touch with "back home".I,as well as the "kids" now-a-days ,involved in senceless "wars" search for positive messages from relatives,friends aquaintences,etc,etc! I watched the Clouds back then+still do! THANK YOU JONI

LKay09 on

So after devouring "Song to a Segull" and becoming completely obsessed with Joni Mitchell back in 1970, I had to purchase this album too and tried learning some of the songs in open tuning on my guitar. Joni Mitchell's early music will always hold a very special place in my heart.