The first in a series of box sets, Joni Mitchell Archives – Volume 1: The Early Years (1963-1967) features nearly 6 hours of unreleased material – 119 tracks across 5 CDs – all from the period prior to the commencement of her recording career. You’ll hear her first-ever recorded performance, intimate and newly unearthed coffeehouse concerts, home demos, and much more. There’s a total of 29 previously unheard Joni Mitchell songs, among them “Jeremy,” “Free Darling,” and “Gemini Twin,” which had been slated for Song to a Seagull, plus other early favorites like “Urge For Going,” and “Eastern Rain,” and many tracks that she’d revisit on later albums.
Each disc of Joni Mitchell Archives – Volume 1 comes housed in its own printed wallet sleeve. An enclosed 40-page booklet features unseen photographs from Mitchell’s personal archives and new liner notes by Cameron Crowe, drawn from new conversations with Joni Mitchell. It’s all packaged in a slipcase that Joni helped design.