Essential Listening: Joni Mitchell – Newport Folk Festival 19th July 1969 (CD)

Newport Folk Festival 19th July 1969 (CD)

This superb set was recorded at the legendary Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island on the evening of July 19th 1969, within a week of the first moon landing and a month prior to Woodstock. Broadcast by PBS as 'The Sounds Of Summer' that November, it captures Mitchell on the cusp of becoming one of the biggest stars in the emerging singer-songwriter movement. Spanning early classics such as Chelsea Morning and The Circle Game, as well as lesser-known album tracks and the rare Cactus Tree, it culminates with Dino Valenti's anthemic Get Together, and is essential listening for her legion of fans. It comes complete with background notes and rare images.

Chelsea Morning / Cactus Tree / Night In the City / For Free / Willy / The Fiddle And The Drum / Both Sides Now / Get Together