Joni Mitchell Shares ‘In France They Kiss On The Main Street’ Remaster
Joni Mitchell has shared the latest remastered track from the forthcoming box set, The Asylum Albums (1972-1975). The 2022 version of In France They Kiss On The Main Street – from her 1975 album The Hissing Of Summer Lawns – is available today on digital download and streaming services.
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The Asylum Albums (1972-1975) will be released on 23 September as either a 4CD or 5LP 180-gram vinyl set. Each version is limited to 20,000 copies. The set will also be available digitally.
The cover art for The Asylum Albums (1972-1975) features a previously unseen painting by Mitchell. The set also includes an essay by friend and fellow Canadian Neil Young. He writes: “Joni’s music is so deep and transporting. She comes right from the source. There is no mistaking it… For The Roses, Court And Spark, Miles Of Aisles, and The Hissing Of Summer Lawns… are all classics in my book. I listened to every album as it came out. The musicians she played with were always above my abilities. She had grown from folk to jazz and in between, creating a unique kind of sound that I loved to listen to over and over.”
Fans who pre-order the CD or LP version of The Asylum Albums (1972-1975) from JoniMitchell.com will also receive an exclusive, limited edition 7” x 10” of the painting on the cover of the box.
The new collection heralds the upcoming release of Joni Mitchell Archives Vol 3, which will arrive next year. It will be the third instalment in the comprehensive archival series exploring different eras of Mitchell’s celebrated career through unreleased studio and live recordings. Vol 3 will focus on the timeframe when she recorded the albums included in The Asylum Years (1972-1975), a period of sustained creativity and pioneering songwriting.