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Joni Mitchell, The Hissing of Summer Lawns

Audio CD

Disk ID: 124292

Disk length: 42m 39s (10 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1975

Label: Unknown

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“The Hissing of Summer Lawns” Tracks & Durations

1. In France They Kiss On Main Street 3:19
2. The Jungle Line 4:26
3. Edith And The Kingpin 3:37
4. Don't Interrupt The Sorrow 4:05
5. Shades Of Scarlett Conquering 4:59
6. The Hissing of Summer Lawns 3:01
7. The Boho Dance 3:50
8. Centerpiece 6:48
9. Sweet Bird 4:12
10. Shadows And Light 4:16

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Review

Court and Spark had earned Joni Mitchell mainstream pop acceptance, but its underlying spirit of discovery pushed her to risk new-found success with this edgier, experimental sequel released in 1975. Although the session crew is largely the same, and sleek jazz elements again abound, these songs find her introducing Burundi drums (on "The Jungle Line"), layering magisterial but forbidding vocal harmonies ("Shadows and Light"), and casting rueful shadows across the sun-dazed Southern California of the title song. Her daring promptly earned critical scorn and halted her commercial expansion, but the album's confident eclecticism and dark beauty have outlived that reception: from the safety of hindsight, Hissing was a promise to stay hungry and creatively adventurous, a promise kept then and now. --Sam Sutherland

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Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns

Tracks: 10, Disk length: 42m 39s

Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns

Tracks: 10, Disk length: 42m 40s (+0m 1s)

Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns

Tracks: 10, Disk length: 42m 40s (+0m 1s)

Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns

Tracks: 10, Disk length: 42m 40s (+0m 1s)

Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns

Tracks: 10, Disk length: 42m 40s (+0m 1s)

Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns

Tracks: 9 (-1 tracks), Disk length: 42m 49s (+0m 10s)

Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns

Tracks: 10, Disk length: 41m 7s (-2m 28s)