Essential Listening: Joni Mitchell – The Wells Fargo Theater, Los Angeles, 26th January 1995 (CD)

The Wells Fargo Theater, Los Angeles, 26th January 1995 (CD)

While Joni Mitchell had made a few one-off appearances around this time, she hadn't actually committed to a tour in more than a decade. Secondly, Turbulent Indigo was the revered singer-songwriter's first album in three years, and first for Reprise since 1971. Mitchell’s informal show in the Griffith Park facility's Wells Fargo Theater was promoted by local triple-A station KCSA-FM and featured a selection of nearly two hundred invited guests. Here, Mitchell confirms once again that she's an artist with a promising future as well as a celebrated past.

Never one to rest on her illustrious laurels, she opens with Refuge of the Roads from Hejira, before making her way through a loosely thematic set of songs emphasizing her recent oeuvre. Klondike very proudly presents the entire KCSA-FM broadcast of Joni Mitchell’s intimate landmark appearance at The Wells Fargo Theater, Los Angeles on 26th January 1995. Professionally re-mastered sound with background liners and rare archival photos.

1 Refuge Of The Roads 2 Being Roy 3 Sex Kills 4 Moon At The Window 5 Night Ride Home 6 Loves Cries 7 Yvette In English 8 Cherokee Louise 9 Sunny Sunday 10 Hejira 11 Just Like This Train 12 Happiness Is The Best Face-Lift 13 Song For Sharon