Early Joni – 1963 is a standalone LP featuring a complete radio session recorded by Joni Mitchell for CFQC-AM out of her hometown in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It’d be years before she’d begin writing songs of her own, but here 19-year-old Joni transfixes the audience with just her voice, her baritone ukulele, and a repertoire of Child ballads and folk songs. It will be pressed on a single 180-gram LP and features a new portrait by Joni Mitchell based on a photograph from the period. CFQC DJ Barry Bowman was working at the station at the time and provides liner notes. This performance is also part of the 5-CD box set, Joni Mitchell Archives – Volume 1: The Early Years (1963-1967).
Available on standard black vinyl and on a clear vinyl variant exclusive to the new Joni Mitchell Online Store.