Marvel At Joni Mitchell’s Isolated Vocal Track For ‘Court And Spark’
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After releasing the seminal album “Blue”, it would’ve been difficult to follow-up such a masterpiece but we’re talking about Joni Mitchell here – a singer-songwriter who can only be described as a genius.
Although often overshadowed by “Blue,” Mitchell’s sixth studio album “Court and Spark” is just as brilliant. It served as her commercial peak and it’s undoubtedly one of her finest works as a musician. The songs feature elements of pop, jazz, folk, and rock. It’s a cohesive record that rivals the best releases of the 1970s.
Every song is beautiful and unforgettable. No filler, no throwaway. The musicianship, arrangements, lyrical content, and Mitchell’s vocal performance – it’s sublime and exquisite. From ballads to upbeat tunes, it has something in it for everyone. You can listen to it repeatedly and you’ll discover something magical every time.
“Court and Spark” is Joni Mitchell at her absolute best. The LP opens with the title track and yes, it’s lovely to listen to. And in the isolated vocal track below, we get to enjoy her unique and immaculate voice in all its glory. She told The Guardian in a 2020 interview, “You have to bring the correct emotion to every word. You know, if you sing it pretty – a lot of people that cover my songs will sing it pretty – it’s going to fall flat. You have to bring more to it than that.”