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Classic Albums Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns




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 "Inspired by a move to the affluent suburbs of LA, Hissing of Summer Lawns is a million miles away from Joni Mitchell's earlier guise as coffee house confessional troubadour. Apparently it's also Prince's favourite Joni Mitchell album... and as such a fine example of Mitchell's Renaissance womanhood." Mick Fitzsimmons, BBC Radio 2
"Joni has produced an album which successfully puts together the finger on Western Society as she sees it, and in doing so reveals her talent to be awesome in the extreme" NME 1975
 "Employing minor-key melodies and richly detailed lyrics to arrive at a strange and beautiful fusion of jazz and shimmering avant pop." AMG  
 "The Hissing of Summer Lawns is ultimately a great collection of pop poems with a distracting soundtrack. Read it first. Then play it" Rolling Stone  
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