December 15, 2020 – 5:25 am

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The Complete New Vic Theatre
London 1974 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the New Vic Theatre, London, UK; April 22, 1974. Very good BBC broadcasts.

Thanks to Doc Tinker and to Mallory for sharing the show at Dime.

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Mallory noted:

I got this in two seperate discs many years ago [CD-Rs > EAC to WAV > TLH to FLAC Level 8]. I have combined them in this torrent as they go together. The original uploader’s info as follows:

Disc 1:
Joni Mitchell - 1974-04-22 New Victoria Theater, London, BBC TV - from Exellent sounding 1st Gen Cassette

!st gen Cassette-Nak Dragon-PDR-05-EAC-flac

Friends, here’s a beautiful and mostly exellent sounding rarity from Joni Mitchell, recorded from TV by a friend in the mid-’70s. Only a few portions with the the full band are slightly overrecorded, but most songs are solo performances or have only one or two band members playing with Joni and so the overall sound is really great. Since Joni plays some really rare songs live here, this show makes a nice addition to the BBC 1970 audio and DVD uploads in summer. Many thx to this great guys who shared these and other fabulous BBC Rebroadcasts! I really hope that this 1974 broadcast also will be rebroadcast in digital format soon!

Disc 2
Joni Mitchell - New Victoria Theatre, London, UK, 22 Apr 1974 - tracks NOT broadcast on BBC2 TV

probably FM > cassette of unknown generation > WAV > Split in CDWave > flac level 8 in TLH

As mentioned on the comments page of “Spring Songs”, this complements the audio of the BBC2 TV broadcast… My memory played me false when I said this was an audience tape - clearly it isn’t, and my guess is that this was also recorded by the BBC. The concert was simultaneously broadcast on BBC2 TV and BBC Radio 1 FM in stereo (no stereo TV broadcasts in those days!), and it seems likely that more of the concert was put out on the radio than on the TV (this often happened).

There’s what sounds like radio interference here and there (12 sec into “Just Like This Train”, for example), so it’s more likely that this went out on Radio 1 than that somebody nicked it from the BBC’s archives. Unfortunately, like the other torrent, this is mono; either the taper didn’t have the equipment for receiving in stereo or the signal was too weak - we’ll never know. There’s always the possibility that a stereo recording of the whole lot will eventually turn up, which would be nice, but in the meantime at least we have an early 1974 Joni concert virtually complete in pretty decent to very decent quality.

Thanks to the JMDL hub for this; files are exactly as I received them.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Cactus Tree 4:56
Track 102. Big Yellow Taxi 3:41
Track 103. All I Want 3:45
Track 104. A Case of You 4:40
Track 105. For the Roses 5:10
Track 106. Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire 5:33
Track 107. Blue 3:01
Track 108. Real good for Free 4:49
Track 109. Help Me 3:46
Track 110. Car on a Hill 3:12
Track 111. Both Sides Now 4:00
Track 112. Raised on Robbery 3:32
50 mins

Joni Mitchell - vocals, guitar, piano, autoharp

Disc 2
Track 201. Free Man in Paris 3:35
Track 202. You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio 4:30
Track 203. The Same Situation 3:55
Track 204. Just Like This Train 4:13
Track 205. Rainy Night House 4:57
Track 206. Big Yellow Taxi 3:45
Track 207. People’s Parties 3:02
Track 208. Blue 3:22
Track 209. Help Me 4:03
Track 210. The Last Time I Saw Richard 3:46
Track 211. Twisted (snippet) 0:24
40 mins

with The LA Express:
Tom Scott - flute, saxes
Robben Ford - guitar
Roger Kellaway (NOT Larry Nash) - keyboards
Max Benett - bass
John Guerin - drums

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  1. 11 Responses to “JONI MITCHELL - NEW VIC, LONDON 1974”

  2. Joni Mitchell and the L.A. Express were just wonderful on these recordings. Such feeling displayed, now my favorite recording of her.

    By ScarRad on Dec 15, 2020

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  6. Rumor has it Joni prefers Big Uns

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    By U L E on Dec 16, 2020

  11. Excellent. Thank you!

    By peacenluvmaaan on Dec 26, 2020

  12. thanks, big O!!!

    By I-) on Jan 8, 2021

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