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Joni Mitchell - Hejira (LP)


Label: Asylum Records – 7E-1087
Format: LP
Country: US
Released: 1976
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Folk
Style: Acoustic, Soft Rock, Folk Rock
180 gram vinyl.

The women of The Hissing Of Summer Lawns were always trapped in somebody else's frame. Joni Mitchell only used the first person once on her seventh album; instead, she sang of women as seen through men's eyes, assessed according to their suitability for motherhood, sex and deference. Similarly, Mitchell found herself made into an adjunct when she briefly joined the Rolling Thunder Revue in 1975, opening for male artists who were her equal. She approached the tour as a research trip, "an amazing experience, studying mysticism and ego malformation like you wouldn't believe", as she told journalist Timothy White. "Everybody took all of their vices to the Nth degree and came out of it born again, or into AA."


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