A new live tribute album honoring Joni Mitchell’s 75th birthday, Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration, is set to be released on Friday, March 8th. The live album is compiled of cuts from a pair of sold-out tribute shows at Los Angeles, CA’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion last November.
The star-studded concerts included appearances by James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Brandi Carlile, Chaka Khan, Norah Jones, Graham Nash, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos, Seal, and Rufus Wainwright, just to name a few. The two concerts were professionally filmed and will be screened in movie theaters across the country for one night only on Thursday, February 7th. Percussionist Brian Blade, who recorded three studio albums and toured extensively with Mitchell, served as the evening’s co-musical director alongside Jon Cowherd.
Mitchell has kept out of the public eye almost completely (with exception of special events like this) since suffering a brain aneurysm in the spring of 2015. She’s since been in the process of recovery and has been doing well with her health progress in the years since, according to her close friends. Although unable to perform, she was able to take the stage to blow out birthday candles during a full-cast finale on the evening the new live album was recorded.
Check out the tracklisting for the forthcoming Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration record below.
Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration Tracklisting:
1. “Dreamland” – Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Xochi Flores and Cesar Castro
2. “Help Me” – Chaka Khan
3. “Amelia” – Diana Krall
4. “All I Want” – Rufus Wainwright
5. “Coyote” – Glen Hansard
6. “River” – James Taylor
7. “Both Sides Now” – Seal
8. “Our House” – Graham Nash
9. “A Case of You” – Kris Kristofferson and Brandi Carlile
10. “Down to You” – Brandi Carlile
11. “Blue” – Rufus Wainwright
12. “Court And Spark” – Norah Jones
13. “Nothing Can Be Done” – Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Xochi Flores and Cesar Castro
14. “The Magdalene Laundries” – Emmylou Harris
15. “Woodstock” – James Taylor
16. “Big Yellow Taxi” – La Marisoul, James Taylor, Chaka Khan and Brandi Carlile
[H/T Rolling Stone]