Canadian singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell has been named "one of the greatest songwriters ever" by Rolling Stone Magazine, and All Music Magazine said Mitchell "may stand as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th Century." Her iconic vocal style and incisive songs certainly captured the hearts of a generation, and her songs continue to be performed and recorded by other artists since their original release.
Featured in this collection is a commemorative gold record of her 1972 critically acclaimed 5th studio recording, For the Roses, which was presented to the album's Art and Design Director, Anthony (Tony) Hudson. In 2007, For the Roses was chosen by the U.S. Library of Congress as one of 25 songs to be added to the National Recording Registry. It contains Mitchell's first Top 40 hit song, "You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio," which she wrote sarcastically in response to Asylum Records' request for a "radio friendly song."
Included with the gold LP is a limited edition photographic fine art giclee of Joni Mitchell during the same year, captured barefoot in a candid moment with friends. The giclee is hand-titled "A Laurel Canyon Lady -- 1972" and numbered 44/275. Laurel Canyon was Joni Mitchell's home base in the Los Angeles area, along with many of the most iconic artists of the day. It was featured in many songs and has become noted as a historical rock-n-roll landmark, even as it has drawn a new crowd of hippie rockers.
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