Joni Mitchell to release remastered greatest hits collection

Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced will come out in November...

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Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced will come out in November…

Joni Mitchell is to release a remastered collection of her greatest hits.


Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced features 53 songs from her career.

The 4-CD box set features songs which have been hand selected by Mitchell and re-arranged into ‘themes’; reflecting the quartet and ballet mentioned in the title.

Mitchell explained in a press release: “Instead of it being an emotional roller coaster ride as it was before — crammed into one disc — themes began to develop. Moods sustained. When this long editorial process (two years) finally came to rest, I had four ballets or a four-act ballet — a quartet. I also had a box set.”


This is not the first time Joni Mitchell has been involved with ballet, her final album Shine, which was released in 2007, was played in New York accompanied by members of the Alberta Ballet. Mitchell said: “I am a painter who writes songs. My songs are very visual. The words create scenes… What I have done here is to gather some of these scenes (like a documentary filmmaker) and by juxtaposition, edit them into a whole new work.”

These new remastered tracks promise to be “familiar but fresh”, with “a lot of sonic adjustment”, which has all been crafted by Mitchell. She has also added her own liner notes to the songs which talk about her recording process, 53 lyrical poems, one for each song, and a series of 6 paintings. A deluxe hardcover book will also be included with the box set. The collection will be available from November 16.

The Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced tracklisting is:

Disc 1

1. In France They Kiss On Main Street

2. Ray’s Dad’s Cadillac

3. You Turn Me On I’m A Radio

4. Harlem in Havana

5. Car on a Hill

6. Dancin’ Clown

7. River

8. Chinese Cafe/Unchained Melody

9. Harry’s House/Centerpiece

10. Shades of Scarlett Conquering

11. Number One

12. The Windfall (Everything For Nothing)

13. Come In From the Cold

Disc 2

1. Court and Spark

2. No Apologies

3. Trouble Child

4. Not to Blame

5. Nothing Can Be Done

6. Comes Love

7. Moon at the window

8. Blue

9. Tax Free

10. The Wolf That Lives In Lindsey

11. Hana

12. Hejira

13. Stay In Touch

14. Night Ride Home

Disc 3

1. You’re My Thrill

2. The Crazy Cries of Love

3. Love Puts on a New Face

4. Borderline

5. A Strange Boy

6. You Dream Flat Tires

7. Love

8. All I Want

9. Be Cool

10. Yvette in English

11. Just Like This Train

12. Carey

13. The Only Joy in Town

Disc 4

1. Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter

2. Two Grey Rooms

3. God Must Be a Boogie Man

4. Down to You

5. A Case of You

6. The Last Time I Saw Richard

7. Raised Pn Robbery

8. Sweet Sucker Dance

9. Lakota

10. Cool Water

11. Amelia

12. Both Sides Now

13. My Best To You


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