Joni Mitchell talks to Amanda Ghost in the first episode of a two-part series. The Grammy Award winner talks about her formative years as a songwriter, when she moved from Alberta, Canada, to Detroit and then New York,
She also discusses her early working relationship with David Crosby and signature songs such as Both Sides Now and Help Me. Mitchell also talks about more recent recordings and reveals why she quit the business.
This documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2007.
Joni Mitchell continues to talk to Amanda Ghost. In the second episode, Joni considers the effect her music has had on the world, explains why she dropped out of the hit-making rat race and what it was that brought her back to songwriting and recording as a form of creative expression.
She discusses her most revered album, Blue, and Amanda describes the effect the record had on her and the millions of other listeners who identified with its poignant sentiments. There's also music from other work in the 70s, including For The Roses, Court and Spark, and US hits such as You Turn Me On I'm A Radio, which, Joni says, she wrote as a joke.
First broadcast in 2007.
Joni Mitchell talks to Amanda Ghost about her life and career in music.