On January 1, 1974.

Court and spark

On January 1, 1974, “Asylum” label released “Court and Spark”, the sixth Joni Mitchell studio album.  It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Joni Mitchell.  The album was certified 2 x Platinum in the US by the “RIAA” and was voted the best album of the year for 1974 in “The Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.” In 2003, the album was ranked at number 113 in “Rolling Stone” magazine list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Joni Mitchell– lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, piano,  clavinet
  • Larry Carlton– electric guitar
  • Wayne Perkins– electric guitar
  • Dennis Budimir – electric guitar
  • Robbie Robertson– electric guitar
  • José Feliciano– electric guitar
  • Joe Sample– electric piano, clavinet
  • Wilton Felder– bass
  • Max Bennett– bass
  • Jim Hughart – bass
  • John Guerin– drums, percussion
  • Milt Holland– chimes
  • Tom Scott– woodwinds, reeds
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet
  • David Crosby– backing vocals
  • Graham Nash– backing vocals
  • Susan Webb – backing vocals
  • Cheech Marin– backing voice
  • Tommy Chong– backing voice

Track listing:

All track by Joni Mitchell, except where noted.

  1. Court and Spark
  2. Help me
  3. Free Man in Paris
  4. People’s Parties
  5. Same Situation
  6. Car on a Hill
  7. Down to You
  8. Just Like This Train
  9. Raise on Robbery
  10. Trouble Child
  11. Twisted – Annie Rose, Wardell Gray

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