Mitchell, Joni / Clouds
Artist Mitchell, Joni
Title Clouds
Format CD
Released 1969
Label Reprise
Tracks
1. Tin Angel / Joni Mitchell (4:09)
(Joni Mitchell)
2. Chelsea Morning / Joni Mitchell (2:35)
(Joni Mitchell)
3. I Don't Know Where I Stand / Joni Mitchell (3:13)
(Joni Mitchell)
4. That Song About the Midway / Joni Mitchell (4:37)
(Joni Mitchell)
5. Roses Blue / Joni Mitchell (3:52)
(Joni Mitchell)
6. The Gallery / Joni Mitchell (4:12)
(Joni Mitchell)
7. I Think I Understand / Joni Mitchell (4:27)
(Joni Mitchell)
8. Songs to Aging Children Come / Joni Mitchell (3:10)
(Joni Mitchell)
9. The Fiddle And the Drum / Joni Mitchell (2:49)
(Joni Mitchell)
10. Both Sides, Now / Joni Mitchell (4:34)
(Joni Mitchell)
Notes Personnel includes: Joni Mitchell (vocals, acoustic guitar) Recorded at: A&M Studios Hollywood, California Mitchell's second album, like her first, focuses almost exclusively on her acoustic guitar and voice. Though the sound is similar to her debut recording, there's a lot of progression evident in the songwriting here. Mitchell comes across as the quintessential folk poet, highly literate, guardedly emotional, somewhat collegiate, but full of enough talent and idiosyncrasy to pull listeners into her web. "Both Sides Now," a beautiful low-key anthem of disillusionment from which the album's title is derived, became something of an anthem for the Woodstock set. Other, less well-known tunes like "That Song About the Midway" and the mysterious-sounding "Roses Blue" make just as much of an impression. The joyous "Chelsea Morning" would eventually provide President Clinton with a name for his daughter (even if he did think Judy Collins wrote the song). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~