9780374538064-0374538069-Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

ISBN-13: 9780374538064
ISBN-10: 0374538069
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Yaffe, David
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
Format: Paperback 448 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780374538064
ISBN-10: 0374538069
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Yaffe, David
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
Format: Paperback 448 pages

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Acknowledged authors Yaffe, David wrote Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell comprising 448 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0374538069 and 9780374538064. Since then Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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"She was like a storm." ―Leonard Cohen

Joni Mitchell may be the most influential female recording artist and composer of the late twentieth century. In Reckless Daughter, the music critic David Yaffe tells the remarkable, heart-wrenching story of how the blond girl with the guitar became a superstar of folk music in the 1960s, a key figure in the Laurel Canyon music scene of the 1970s, and the songwriter who spoke resonantly to, and for, audiences across the country.

A Canadian prairie girl, a free-spirited artist, Mitchell never wanted to be a pop star. She was nothing more than “a painter derailed by circumstances,” she would explain. And yet, she went on to become a talented self-taught musician and a brilliant bandleader, releasing album after album, each distinctly experimental, challenging, and revealing. Her lyrics captivated listeners with their perceptive language and naked emotion, born out of Mitchell’s life, loves, complaints, and prophecies. As an artist whose work deftly balances narrative and musical complexity, she has been admired by such legendary lyricists as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen and beloved by such groundbreaking jazz musicians as Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter, and Herbie Hancock. Her hits―from “Big Yellow Taxi” to “Both Sides, Now” to “A Case of You”―endure as timeless favorites, and her influence on the generations of singer-songwriters who would follow her, from her devoted fan Prince to Björk, is undeniable.

In this intimate biography, drawing on dozens of unprecedented in-person interviews with Mitchell, her childhood friends, and a cast of famous characters, Yaffe reveals the backstory behind the famous songs―from Mitchell’s youth in Canada, her bout with polio at age nine, and her early marriage and the child she gave up for adoption, through the love affairs that inspired masterpieces, and up to the present―and shows us why Mitchell has so enthralled her listeners, her lovers, and her friends. Reckless Daughter is the story of an artist and an era that have left an indelible mark on American music.

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