Joni Mitchell – Blue 50 (Demos & Outtakes) (EP) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48-192 kHz | Time – 19:46 minutes | 329 MB | Genre: Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Singer-Songwriter
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Rhino – Warner Records
Today, five previously unreleased demos and outtakes from the album are available as part of a digital EP called Blue 50 (Demos & Outtakes). These songs will also be included on Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971), a compilation coming out in October that will document the period leading up to Blue.
Blue 50 (Demos & Outtakes) includes early demos of “A Case Of You” and “California,” an alternate version of “River” that features French horns, an early take of “Urge For Going,” a song that was intended for Blue but didn’t see a proper release until a 1996 greatest hits compilation, and a studio recording of “Hunter,” which Mitchell played live but never officially put out.
1. A Case Of You (Blue Sessions Demo) (04:00)
2. California (Blue Sessions Demo) (03:39)
3. Hunter (Blue Sessions) (02:57)
4. River (With French Horns) [Blue Sessions] (04:05)
5. Urge For Going (With Strings) [Blue Sessions] (05:05)