Joni Mitchell's new four-disc boxed set LOVE HAS MANY FACES: A QUARTET, A BALLET, WAITING TO BE DANCED was first conceived as the music to a ballet about love.
But after spending 18 months trying to distill everything she'd written about love-and the lack of it-down to a single disc, the influential singer-songwriter abandoned the ballet. "I wanted the music to feel like a total work-a new work. No matter what I did, though, at that length, it remained merely a collection of songs," she writes in the set's liner notes.
Undaunted, Mitchell did not give up. Instead, she continued to sequence her songs, determined to prove to herself that what she was after was possible. After two years, she had created a four-act ballet based on the 53 songs that make up this inspiring collection. "I am a painter who writes songs. My songs are very visual. The words create scenes...What I have done here is to gather some of these scenes (like a documentary filmmaker) and by juxtaposition, edit them into a whole new work," the artist writes.
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If you can believe it, Sly & the Family Stone have not had a career-spanning box set...until now. On August 27th, that all changes with the release of "Higher".
The box set will be a four disc collection with 77 tracks, 17 that have never been released before. The set does center around the years of 19-68-75 and will feature mono MASTER versions of songs like “Everyday People”, “Stand!”, and “I Want To Take You Higher”.
There will be rare demos, instrumental tracks, television and live recordings, also songs Stone’s August 1970 gig at the Isle of Wight Festival.
There is also 7 pre-Epic records tracks including a heavily bootlegged version of "I Can't Turn You Loose" by Otis Redding.
The set will come with a 100+ page booklet mostly written by Jeff Kaliss that will feature liner notes essays, a timeline of Stone's career, rare and uncirculating photos including concert posters and ticket stubs.
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