In celebration of Joni Mitchell’s new four-disci boxed set, Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced, we have a very special giveaway this month!!
Here’s a rare limited edition signed, numbered and framed print by Mitchell herself.
Provided to us by the folks at Rhino Records, the print is 22” x 29” and it’ll be shipped to you directly from the label.
Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced was first conceived as the music to a ballet about love. But after spending 18 months trying to distill everything she’d written about love—and the lack of it—down to a single disc, the influential singer-songwriter abandoned the ballet.
“I wanted the music to feel like a total work—a new work. No matter what I did, though, at that length, it remained merely a collection of songs,” she writes in the set’s liner notes.
Undaunted, Mitchell did not give up. Instead, she continued to sequence her songs, determined to prove to herself that what she was after was possible. After two years, she had created a four-act ballet based on the 53 songs that make up this inspiring collection.
“I am a painter who writes songs. My songs are very visual. The words create scenes… What I have done here is to gather some of these scenes (like a documentary filmmaker) and by juxtaposition, edit them into a whole new work,” the artist writes.
Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced is available now and makes an excellent Valentine’s Day gift!
Mitchell designed the package which is a book containing 53 lyrical poems, six new paintings, and an autobiographical text illuminating her recording process. It is funny, mystical, and informative.
Find out more at www.jonimitchell.com