JONI MITCHELL - SEATTLE 1974

June 21, 2012 – 4:33 am

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JONI MITCHELL
Seattle 1974 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA; March 12, 1974. Very good to excellent audience recording. JEMS master recording.

This is a fan favourite but had also circulated as an incomplete show. This is the complete show.

Thanks to JEMS for taping and transferring the show; Mike Ziegler for the transfer and to weedwacker67 who shared the tracks at Dime.

Here are some notes from weedwacker67:

JEMS master recording. The story behind why the masters are on two different analog mediums and done with different decks is this. When S’ taped this he brought both decks with him to the show, he chained the TC-55 to the Tandberg and started to record a little before he knew his last reel would run out so he could capture the whole show. This show captures Joni on the Court And Spark tour. Joni is in fine form this night and puts on a killer show along with her backing band.

The other half of the master that was missing from the last post is finally done and transferred. This is everything S’ recorded for this show.

Update on the lineage on the tape portion:
To clear up some information around this recording since I had some incorrect information. The tape deck wasn’t chained into the Tandberg using the ecm-22p mics. The tape portion was done with the TC-55 using its internal mics. The reason he brought both decks that night was this. It was his wife that brought the tape deck in not him to record their newborn’s heartbeat or something to that effect during the show.

Thanks also to ethiessen1 for the artwork.

Master Reel Lineage: Master Reels @ full track mono>Tandberg Model 11>Wavelab 96/24 1ch mono>wav 44.1/16 2ch mono>flac
Taping Gear: Tandberg Model 11 R2R deck, Sony ECM-22P mic
Taped and Transferred By: JEMS

Master Cassette Lineage: ANA(M)>WAV [96kHz/24bit]>WAV [44.1kHz/16bit]>FLAC [Level 8]
Transfer: Nakamichi CR-7A>PreSonus FireStudio Project>Adobe Audition 3.0>Cdwave editor>FLAC frontend 1.7.1
Taping Gear: Sony TC-55, Sony ECM-22P Mic
Taped By: JEMS
Transferred By: Mike Ziegler

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Master Reels
Track 101. This Flight Tonight (5.0MB)
Track 102. You Turn Me On, I’m A Radio (6.4MB)
Track 103. Free Man In Paris (4.4MB)
Track 104. The Same Situation (5.0MB)
Track 105. Just Like This Train (5.7MB)
Track 106. Rainy Night House (5.4MB)
Track 107. Woodstock (6.9MB)
Track 108. Cactus Tree (8.8MB)
Track 109. Big Yellow Taxi (4.6MB)
Track 110. People’s Parties (6.3MB)
Track 111. All I Want (7.6MB)
Track 112. A Case Of You (6.6MB)
Track 113. For The Roses Story (9.1MB)
Track 114. For The Roses (7.9MB)

Disc 2
Master Reels
Track 201. Jericho (5.8MB)
Track 202. Cold Blue Steel & Sweet Fire (7.2MB)
Track 203. Blue (3.7MB)
Track 204. For Free (6.5MB)
Track 205. Trouble Child (5.7MB)
Track 206. Help Me (5.4MB)
Track 207. Car On A Hill (5.0MB)
Track 208. Both Sides, Now (cuts out) (1.3MB)

Master Cassette
Track 209. Help Me (cuts in) (2.2MB)
Track 210. Car On A Hill (5.0MB)
Track 211. Both Sides, Now (6.1MB)
Track 212. Raised On Robbery (5.6MB)
Track 213. The Last Time I Saw Richard (4.8MB)
Track 214. Twisted (5.9MB)

Lineup:
Joni Mitchell - vocals, guitar, dulcimer, piano
LA Express
Tom Scott - reeds, winds
Robben Ford - guitar
Larry Nash - piano
Max Bennett - bass
John Guerin - drums, percussion

Click here to order Joni Mitchell’s Court And Spark.

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  1. 7 Responses to “JONI MITCHELL - SEATTLE 1974”

  2. This looks great. Looking forward to hearing this tomorrow! And great things, download times are much faster than they have been recently. Not sure what changed but it’s a good change! Thanks!!

    By Tom on Jun 22, 2012

  3. That should read “and speaking of great things”…. got ahead of myself.

    By Tom on Jun 22, 2012

  4. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing.

    By Michael on Jun 22, 2012

  5. This is indeed a good quality audience recording. Joni is clear throughout and the performance is spirited with a great set list. Thanks to all for bringing it to us. If you like this, buy the excellent “Miles of Aisles.”

    By jania on Jun 23, 2012

  6. Thanks for acknowledging my photos of Joni in the graphics package! The photos are not from Seattle, they’re from Anaheim from a week before this show, March 5th. The only way you could improve on this show, for me, would be to offer the March 5th show for download!

    If you want to see more photos from the March 5th show, check this link…

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ultomatt/sets/1098929/with/149117216/

    By ultomatt on Jun 23, 2012

  7. thanks for the joni! more joni, more joni!

    I-)

    By I-) on Jun 26, 2012

  8. Hey guys. Any chance of a re-up?

    By leesa on Mar 22, 2020

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