Joni Mitchell ‘The Asylum Years (1972-1975)’ Announced
Joni Mitchell has announced the next instalment of her Archives series with The Asylum Albums (1972-1975), a box set featuring remastered versions of For The Roses, Court And Spark, The Hissing Of Summer Lawns, and the double live album, Miles Of Aisles.
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 newly remastered version of You Turn Me On I’m A Radio from For The Roses is available today on digital download and streaming services. Listen below:
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).