Really beautiful work from Joni Mitchell – a set that's got the stripped-down vibe you might expect from the image on the cover – a tremendous performance that features the young Joni at the height of her powers, working in front of a large crowd at Carnegie Hall, with only her vocals and guitar, and a bit of piano as well! Yet throughout the performance, Mitchell is mesmerizing – completely fantastic, and presenting her songs with a frank, honest quality that's maybe even more striking than the familiar studio recordings. Plus, with no other instrumentation at all, you realize just how great Joni's guitar work is – and how important it can be to the proper
delivery of these tunes. There's a few nice spoken bits, and a few surprising titles too – and the set presents the full concert, which was recorded proper
ly by Reprise Records in 1969, but never issued at the time. Titles include "I Had A King", "Blue Boy", "Circle Game/
Little Green", "Marcie", "Nathan La Franeer", "Michael From Mountains", "Urge For Going", "The Gallery", "Chelsea Morning", "Hunter", "Both Sides Now", "That Song About The Midway", "The Fiddle & The Drum", and "Cactus Tree".