Laura Marling has narrated a new Joni Mitchell documentary for BBC Radio 4

The programme marks the 50th anniversary of Mitchell's seminal album Blue

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Laura Marling has narrated a new audio documentary about Joni Mitchell for BBC Radio 4.

The singer voiced Blue: Pain And Pleasure to mark the 50th anniversary of Mitchell’s seminal album Blue.

The documentary, which aired earlier today (June 17) and you can listen to here, sees Marling telling the story behind the writing and recording of the 1971 LP.


The record is also due to be reissued as part of a new box set – The Reprise Albums (1968-1971) – on June 25 to mark Blue’s 50th anniversary.

That release includes an essay from Brandi Carlile on Blue, which she calls “the greatest album ever made”.

Blue didn’t make me a better songwriter. Blue made me a better woman,” she wrote. “No matter what we are dealing with in these times, we can rejoice and know that of all the ages we could have lived through, we lived in the time of Joni Mitchell.

Marling recently reunited with Tunng’s Mike Lindsay to revive their LUMP project, with the duo set to release a new album, Animal, in July.

Originally published on NME

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