Tanglewood Music Shed
Lenox, Mass. U.S.A.
August 21, 1979 (Tuesday)
performance quality: B+ to A-
recording quality: B (-, some variation in fidelity)
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source: master audience tape
Sony microphone (unknown model) >
Sony TC-56 cassette deck >
master cassettes (maxell UD 90 min.) >
played on Naka. 125 into soundforge 4.5 >
CD > CD extractor (WAV) > FLAC 6 > torrentially yours.
setlist: disc 1 78:59
1: big yellow taxi 3:45
2: just like this train 4:21
3: in France they kiss on Main st. 4:31
4: coyote 5:25
5: Edith and the kingpin 4:39
6: free man in Paris 3:47
7: goodbye pork pie hat 6:07
8: bass solo 8:36
9: the dry cleaner from Des Moins 5:21
10: Amelia (with Metheny solo) 6:50
11: Hejira 6:46
12: percussion solo dreamland 8:59
13: black cow 4:02
14: Furry sings the blues 5:45
disc 2 30:58
15: God must be a boogie man 5:19
16: raised on robbery 4:34
17: shadows and light 4:05
18: encore break 1:30
19: the last time I saw Richard 5:34
20: why do fools fall in love 3:43
21: Woodstock 6:10
Joni Mitchell- vocals and acoustic guitar
Pat Metheny- electric guitars
Lyle Mays- keyboards
Michael Brecker- sax
Jaco Pastorious- bass
Don Alias- percussion
the Persuasions- backing vocals
one of Joni Mithell’s all star bands drops in to Western Mass. for a delightful Tuesday evening show. this recording has some problems and a couple of interruptions, missing a little bit but it’s mostly here and all from my buddy’s master tapes. this tape all comes out to just under 102 minutes, it’s pretty listenable quality and a very nice concert. I have a couple more of of these shows in audience recordings but this is the only one with known lineage. it’s not a real
clear “high-fi” recording, but close enough up so it’s a you’re pretty much there production. I’m far from the biggest fan of Joni Mitchell music, but maybe my favorite of hers is this band, which toured just this one year, and her tour with the LA Express of soon before this one. this has to be the best band Joni’s ever toured with (not the only good one) and I’m happy to share this show with dime for maybe the 1st time, almost certainly the 1st time from this recording.
if anyone has a better quality/more complete recording of this show and/or other later 70’s Joni shows. I’m not very familiar with alot of her songs, she does several good ones in here. my favorites are the first and last
tracks in this recording. I think there may be another track or two after Woodstock that wasn’t recorded (maybe before), probably no more than 10 min. or so missing in this recording from the concert. I’ve always liked
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s versions of Woodstock, Joni’s are very different but I like hers too (including this one).
do not sell this recording.
Trade freely and losslessly.
there’s no baloney in this Joni.
5 thoughts on “Joni Mitchell – Lenox, MA (08/21/79)”
Lovely stuff, cheers Mat
The sound quality isn’t great, but you can’t complain when you’ve got Metheny playing with Joni.
Yep, the whole band are stellar, jazz ‘A Teamers’ by any measure!
Love any and all live Joni, thank you Mat!
The incredible Joni with one of the greatest bands ever seen on a stage.