Released today (June 25th) from Joni Mitchell is The Reprise Albums (1968-1971) series. The collection is available on four-CD's, four-LP 180-gram vinyl (limited to edition of 10,000 copies), as well as digitally. Included are Mitchell's first four albums — Song To A Seagull (1968), Clouds (1969), Ladies Of The Canyon (1970), and Blue (1971).
In the case of Song To A Seagull, the original mix has been recently updated by Mitchell and mixer Matt Lee, with Mitchell explaining: “The original mix was atrocious. It sounded like it was recorded under a jello bowl, so I fixed it!”
The new collection features a new essay by singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile, who writes in part: “In my opinion Blue is the greatest album ever made. Blue didn’t make me a better songwriter. Blue made me a better woman. . . 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.”