JONI MITCHELL - CARNEGIE HALL 1972

September 11, 2020 – 5:47 am

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JONI MITCHELL
New York 1972 [Goody Speed/Pitch-adjusted Remaster, 1CD]

Live at the Carnegie Hall, New York, NY; February 23, 1972. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to goody for sharing the show at Dime.

goody noted:

This corrects the speed/pitch of the [reel master]. That one’s a bit fast/sharp, based on the tuning of the piano tracks… No further eq has been applied to these files. I’ll leave it up to y’all to determine which of these you like best. I think this one’s got less distortion than the other option while it’s not nearly as bright.

Special thanks must always go out to our art department ethiessen1 for another quite lovely package included in this new edition, premiering here at Dime and soon to be in Japanese bootlegger’s hands on sale for big bucks. But here we get our music ‘For Free’ and we mean to keep it that way…

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When it comes to Joni Mitchell albums, most fans would include 1971’s Blue as among her best. Here is a Rolling Stone review:

With Blue, Mitchell’s lyrical outlook became much more entwined with her own emotions, quickly establishing her as the most significant of the confessional singer/songwriters. Her delicate but ever-adventurous vocals, bolstered by the album’s quiet but assured instrumentation, left the songs to speak for themselves. The giddy hopefulness of All I Want, the bittersweet regret of Last Time I Saw Richard and the sheer romantic wisdom of the title tune spoke eloquently.

This show has been widely shared among fans and, along the way, someone added these notes:

This soundboard show features Joni alone (until the final track) in NYC at the Carnegie. The performance is nearly exactly midway between “Blue” (June ‘71) and “For The Roses” (November ‘72) and features Joni playing mostly songs from those two LPs, plus a few of the obligatory back catalog stuff. The “For The Roses” songs are really great to hear, in raw, solo versions nine months before their actual album release. Joni is her typical effervescent early ’70s self, with quite a bit of fun audience interaction. She’s clearly happy to be there. On the last song, she is joined by Graham Nash and Stephen Stills.

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Thanks also to ethiessen1 for the artwork.

Lineage:
original source: reel master (> reel?) > DAT > flac
Goody’s additional lineage: foobar2000 (WAV) > Audition (Pitch Bender -34 cents; Levels adjusted; Tracking updated) > TLH (FLAC Level 8; Align sector boundaries; .ffp) > foobar2000 (tags)

The pitch of the source was approx. 34 cents sharp. Tuning for this remaster was based on Carnegie Hall’s piano, which you can bet your sweet ass was well in tune. As you can hear, Joni’s guitar and dulcimer tunings are done by herself, apparently away from a tuner and on the fly. Astute listeners may question why those string-instrument tracks don’t appear to be quite in tune to concert pitch, even though this show is now properly playing at the correct speed and pitch. They’re in tune to what they need to be for each song - Joni’s ear is deadly…

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Track 01. This Flight Tonight 3:43
Track 02. Electricity 3:22
Track 03. Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire 5:46
Track 04. Big Yellow Taxi 3:02
Track 05. Blue 2:49
Track 06. For Free 4:28
Track 07. Banquet 3:35
Track 08. All I Want 5:03
Track 09. A Case Of You 4:42
Track 10. A story about Carey 1:19
Track 11. Carey 3:19
Track 12. Lesson In Survival 3:25
Track 13. Woodstock 4:38
Track 14. You Turn Me On, I’m A Radio 4:01
Track 15. For The Roses 4:09
Track 16. Both Sides Now 5:38
Track 17. My Old Man 5:50
Track 18. The Circle Game 5:51
75 mins

Joni Mitchell - vocals, piano, guitar, dulcimer

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  1. 43 Responses to “JONI MITCHELL - CARNEGIE HALL 1972”

  2. lost all respect for her when she stated that singing with Crosby Stills and Nash, and The Band was too hard because they were always out of tune.
    seriously joni………………..wtf?

    By Madame Phoot on Sep 11, 2020

  3. Joni’s ear is deadly. Madamn Phoot you suck.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Sep 11, 2020

  4. Wow Just Wow! What a Gem. Thanks Big O

    By Roger S on Sep 11, 2020

  5. Rumor has it twernt me Big Un Big Un Big Un

    By U L E on Sep 11, 2020

  6. Twernt me above lil un lil un lil un Rumor Big Un

    By U L E on Sep 11, 2020

  7. To say that CSN were always out of tune ! ….maybe live they had issues as monitoring systems werent up to much in them there days and its bloody hard to stay in tune when you can hear what you are singing

    By Bob D on Sep 11, 2020

  8. Okay, its a long time ago, but I heard CSNY at the Fillmore East both shortly after Woodstock in 1969 and on the tour that produced “Four Way Street” and don’t recall much in the way of pitch issues. I do recall David Crosby coming across very stoned as he raved about the just released “Abbey Road ” album and launched into “Blackbird.” Pitch issues: start with the Jefferson Airplane. Marty Balln and Grace Slick would come close to being in harmony but Paul Kanter always sang in randomly selected keys!

    By Frederick Miller on Sep 11, 2020

  9. always nice to get an update of this one!

    By I-) on Sep 11, 2020

  10. Twernt me above more fakes

    By U L E on Sep 11, 2020

  11. Rumor has it Joni prefers Big Uns

    By U L E on Sep 11, 2020

  12. Don’t understand the criticism. This lady is a living legend . Not too many left as they are dropping like flies the last several years . Also love CSN and with Neil Young when he played with them . As for pitch perfection and always being in tune . This is live for Pete’s sake . It’s supposed to be warts and all , not like and album .

    By Thomas on Sep 11, 2020

  13. Hey DD , Triple h , did you guys watch that coon shit at the start on the Chiefs Texans game last night . Hi Yeller Mahomes and coon Deshawn Watson locked hands and kneeled wit both of their coon mates Andy Reid a white coach for fuck sakes was kneeling wit them motherfuckin coon monkeys . The crowd bood loud . Curious to see what Jerrah Jones will do Sunday night when the pokes play the rams . I’m so done wit sports

    By Derrick on Sep 11, 2020

  14. What the fuck more do them monkeys want ? Shit practically all the nfl and nba players is coons and hi yellers , they is fuckin all our white bitches . They get all the health benefits over whites , and still they burn buildings down rioting in the streets cause great white cops kill coon criminals

    By Derrick on Sep 12, 2020

  15. They need more man sized knees to their fuckin necks and bullets flyin at em when they act like savages. Need more Chauvins and Rolfes . A return of the men in the white sheets wouldn’t hurt either

    By Derrick on Sep 12, 2020

  16. Quit dreaming Derrick and get on the beam. It’s no good you saying “I’m so done wit sports” and then come here and say, “Did you watch…???” Only in America would the crowd boo at something like that. If whitey don’t like the kneel don’t go to the game. Better get used to it bud.

    By HHH on Sep 12, 2020

  17. Told you buddy. not watching it anymore. lost all interest.

    By David Duke on Sep 12, 2020

  18. I don’t watch the fuckin games no more either DD , can’t escape the bullshit completely though . Even cnn and the cable news networks was talking bout the kneeling and other coon bullshit

    By Derrick on Sep 12, 2020

  19. Don’t let the assholes drive you away DD , like our back and forth , also triple h and Nelson . Know it’s hard tryin to work around all the motherfuckin name hijackers here , but they ain’t driving me away . Can’t let the motherfuckers win

    By Derrick on Sep 12, 2020

  20. Derrick ,David , last one not me . I agree the black apes have everything. I can’t watch sports either . I do watch certain aspects of it though just to be amused. The black apes will be dancing in the streets if Old Joe Blow wins in November. The choice of him and Orange face is pretty depressing.

    By HHH on Sep 12, 2020

  21. The far left loons are piggy backing old senile Joe hoping to turn him into their puppet. Alexandria Occasio Cortez , Towelhead Omar’s hope to leapfrog him , hoping he croaks in office . The other option is the current buffoon, Trump , the Hitler wannabe . This country is doomed .

    By HHH on Sep 12, 2020

  22. I’d still let Trump steal my social security and piss into my mouth, however.

    By HHH on Sep 12, 2020

  23. I always enjoyed the harmonies of CSNY. Especially Bing.

    By Derrick on Sep 12, 2020

  24. You’re the asshole little Davey.

    By Maxine Duke on Sep 12, 2020

  25. Last one not me

    By Derrick on Sep 12, 2020

  26. Last one not me

    By David Duke on Sep 12, 2020

  27. Last one not me

    By HHH on Sep 12, 2020

  28. I saw CSN at a very low point-summer of 1985; outdoors; not long before Crosby went to prison. He was freebasing and left the stage between (and during) songs. Stills was drunk. I wouldn’t say they were perfect, but they stayed in tune for the most part. Graham Nash carried them a lot in those years. At Woodstock (and elsewhere) the monitors gave them a hard time, and they had their share of mishaps, but they were generally excellent. Neil Young, the Band, and some of the other singers of that era were a little rough.

    By Eric (The Other Eric) on Sep 13, 2020

  29. Bing Crosby, Stills & Nash and sometimes Sammy Jr.

    By Derrick on Sep 13, 2020

  30. I can’t remember why I hate Sammy. Is is cause he’s black or cause he’s Jewish? Well he must have done something bad to me personally. But he sure was entertaining.

    By Derrick on Sep 13, 2020

  31. I remember now. He said he’d keep an eye out for me. That’s just creepy.

    By Derrick on Sep 13, 2020

  32. What’s black, has one eye, and cums in a white box? Sammy Davis Jr. Ha!

    By Derrick on Sep 13, 2020

  33. Derrick we hate Sammy because he was a rich black man. Blacks should not be allowed to make money. At least not make more than white trash.

    By HHH on Sep 13, 2020

  34. Sammy was rich because he was Jewish. He never would have made all that money by just being black.

    By David Duke on Sep 13, 2020

  35. But guys, Sammy was short too. He was shorter than me. Almost. I hate short people. Especially if they are black & Jewish. Hell, my wife is taller than me. And stronger.

    By Derrick on Sep 13, 2020

  36. But look at these clay balls I made with my arm pits. Neat huh?

    By Derrick on Sep 13, 2020

  37. I saw Sammy perform once and after the show he came out into the audience and stuck a kinky hair in my hamburger. Me and the wife aren’t going back there again.

    By Nelson on Sep 13, 2020

  38. Nelson, I have to ask: why did you let him fuck your wife? Seriously.

    By HHH on Sep 13, 2020

  39. She has a thing for black dudes. Says even the short ones are bigger. And I like to watch.

    By Nelson on Sep 13, 2020

  40. Yeah Nelson, so do I.

    By David Duke on Sep 13, 2020

  41. I like short diks, I’ll suck anything.

    By Derrick on Sep 13, 2020

  42. Never lost interest in eating dude’s asses, I love it!

    By David Duke on Sep 13, 2020

  43. Great!!!!!
    Thank you

    By frank on Sep 23, 2020

  44. Can’t wait to give this a listen. I don’t think I heard it before but it sounds like this is the best out there. Thanks for sharing it

    By Matt on Nov 11, 2020

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