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- fanatic5Apr 23, 2013by
Best of Joni
With such a fantastic legacy to music, Joni's jazz period ranks among the best. In this performance, she is surrounded by a super group featuring Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Michael Brecker and Lyle Mays. A must for any Joni Mitchell fan!
- reinke4850Jan 5, 2012by
From the heart of an artist.
Most excellent! This is Joni at her finest. A great set of music with an incredible line up.
Joco Pastorius rules. Each of the musicians throw out magical solos and back Joni like an orchestra. Joni is a goddess, with a voice from the heavens. I did a lot of art to the cassette in the 80's , it is sweet to see the dvd.
- dymondcutrNov 5, 2010by
Great find,great artist, Joni M. Shadows and light
This dvd is perhaps the highest fidelity available from the mastering tech of 80s and circa, that you and I can afford, so seeing and hearing Joni Mitchell onstage this well organized and backed up by top artists on a so-affordable format is a great find.
A live concert reveals more of the artists intent for our ears, so I have always bought live shows on disc as soon as available, and this is a great example of the Joni Mitchell I came to love to hear, and is in a very well-performed show by all involved.
The stage artists and presence is a real treat and must be seen by anyone who loves rock, and jazz, is really unclassifiable by someone like me, so don't let your definition of good and preferred, to allow you to to miss this one, you gotta see it at least once. It may send you back for more.
I personally prefer and try to buy only live shows and concert recordings, before artists' studio output, but this girls' quality was able to make me have to buy her studio work, and I liked more of hers than other artists' studio output. After all, it is mostly just a business, and who do we get to see out of our own home towns, that isn't simply profit for disc-pressers, and they all are just workers like us, right? Who among all of us can do this, given our american must go to work and go home and have dinner, then sleep and go to work tomorrow with this no change in sight way of life?.....music is how some live through times life is so tedious or monotonous the mind sees life through a horribly debilitating mind-control filter. This is bad for living the way our futures we planned for is expected to be lived. Joni Mitchell writes songs so distracting from this common blinding dullness that it is truly gut-and-soul medicine, she writes well, sings great, and has such talented fellow artists to show us this, it is worth it, no matter if new or old, her stuff shows quality and respect for the art, so necessary for the improvement of our lives here and now, and can't be forgotten and left behind in such recent time.
The interesting and interested in life lyrics are sometimes surprising and disturbing, all of her writing, and it is well that they are. Maybe more should have done this in this style, and I would have liked more time to find more of this kind of show, but not many have impressed me over the years, and I have worn out much media long ago, showing my friends this concert, all of which were smiling by the end of the show!!! Life is never to be banging and screaming at and about nothing, so try to find something respectful to you-the-listener sometimes, and relax and live longer. It certainly makes thinking and using your brain easier when stress is reduced!
I am glad this disc is here to get, and I only recently found it, because life for me is that distracting from what is really important, and so now I am smiling again!!! Maybe even still hope to find a girlfriend who could think this clearly about real things, and not programmed patterns of continuing the perpetuated madnesses.....Nah, not possible in america. Find it. enjoy it.Read full review
- bass-traderJun 7, 2009by
Joni Mitchell on top of her game
Joni Mitchell has an excellent band for this show ( Jaco on bass , Metheny on guitar , Brecker on sax ) . They help bring out the most from her terrific songwriting to her masterful singing . Sounds as good today as it must have then .
- baezgiovanniMar 4, 2009by
Joni Mitchell Shadows and ligth
This is a must bfor all music loversa great all around musician surrounded by greats one on their climax. Performance and recording a#1 Image quality on DVD better than expected.