Joni Mitchell Has Released a Live Performance of “A Case of You”
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Joni Mitchell is now streaming a video of her live performance of “A Case of You” taken during 2022’s Newport Folk Festival.
Last year, the icon took part in a surprise 13-track tribute show at the Newport Folk Festival, which was held on Rhod Island. It was the singer’s first public performance since 2013. Although she briefly appeared at the Grammy Awards, Mitchell retired when she suffered from a brain aneurysm in 2015.
At the event, songs like “Help Me,” “A Case of You,” and “Just Like This Train” and ten other songs were performed. The 60-year-strong folk festival is held annually and usually features a lineup of diverse musicians.
Mitchell previously recalled contracting polio at the age of 9, calling it “a rehearsal for the rest of my life.” With the assistance and encouragement of singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, whom Mitchell befriended in recent years, Mitchell returned to the stage. In an interview with Elton John, she recalled:
“[We] didn’t have any [rehearsal].
“It was very well received, much to my delight.”
The entire set, which features “A Case of You,” plus other Mitchell classics like “Big Yellow Taxi,” “Both Sides, Now” and “The Circle Game,” was recorded and will be released as a live album titled At Newport on July 28.
Carlile, who performed at the venue the night before Mitchell’s show, told The Daily Show in October:
“Joni Mitchell is going to play. No one’s been able to buy a ticket to see Joni Mitchell play in 20 years.”
Watch the video below.