JONI MITCHELL’S LEGENDARY 1970 ‘ISLE OF WIGHT’ APPEARANCEE SET FOR RELEASE

JONI MITCHELL’S LEGENDARY 1970 ‘ISLE OF WIGHT’ APPEARANCEE SET FOR RELEASE

JONI MITCHELL’S LEGENDARY 1970 ‘ISLE OF WIGHT’ APPEARANCEE SET FOR RELEASE

Joni Mitchell‘s historic 1970 performance at the five-day Isle Of Wight Festival will be released on Blu-ray and digital video on September 14th. Mitchell performed a dozen-song set during the festival’s fourth day on August 29th, 1970. The legendary festival also featured such heavyweights as the Who, theDoors, Sly & The Family Stone, John Sebastian, Chicago, Procol Harum, Donovan, the Moody Blues, and Jethro Tull, among others.

According to the press release, “Joni Mitchell took to the stage to deliver an outstanding performance against all odds. At times, it was a battle against the audience, as they tore down barriers and shouted obscenities. Her set was interrupted multiple times, including one man invading the stage to try address the crowd. She later commented, ‘It seemed like an appropriate time to flee’ — but still the seemingly fragile folk-rock singer stood her ground. Instead she returned to her piano, sitting on a fold-up wooden chair, and made an impassioned plea for respect from the audience, continuing her set with ‘My Old Man,’ she won over the crowd and the atmosphere softened. In response the front page of Melody Maker hailed her with the front-page headline, ‘Joni triumphs!'”

The tracklisting to Both Sides Now: Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970 is: “That Song About The Midway,” “Chelsea Morning,” “For Free,” “Woodstock,” “My Old Man,” “California,” “Big Yellow Taxi,” “Both Sides Now,” “Gallery,’ ‘Hunter,” and “A Case Of You.”

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