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Joni Mitchell - Shadows and Light
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- Featuring: The Persuasions, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Don Alias, Lyle Mays, and Michael Brecker
- Songs: In France They Kiss on Main Street, Edith and the King Pin, Coyote, Free Man in Paris, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, Jaco's Solo (The High and the Mighty/Third Stone from the Sun), Dry Cleaner from Des Moines, Amelia, Pat's Solo, Hejira, Black Crow, Furry Sings the Blues, Raised on Robbery, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Shadows and Light
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Top Customer Reviews
Open your eyes, and chances are even you won't see what you expect. Pastorius, Brecker, and Alias play an incredible blues jam, but the video is a bunch of poorly-shot b-roll of the Vegas Strip. "Hejira" is a music video with ice skaters. A stunning performance of "Amelia" is obscured with archival footage of the flyer, which itself obscures the meaning and metaphor of the lyric.
Yes, it's a product of its era, when concert-video producers seemed to think that watching the musicians play would somehow bore the audience, but that doesn't help now. There were moments when I wanted to throw a brick through the TV screen, I was so frustrated by hearing incredible playing that I wasn't allowed to see because somebody thought some old movie clip would be more interesting.
5 stars for the music. 1 star for the video.
The hightlights of the concert are numerous. My favorite moments include the exceptional battle between Jaco and Brecker on "Dry Cleaner From Des Moines". They push each other to atmospheric heights as the rest of the band hangs on for dear life. "Goodbeye Pork Pie Hat" will break your heart - with Joni's lyrics telling the story of Lester Young's life to a back drop of bass harmonics and musical sensibility that had to make Charlie Mingus smile from heaven. The band flat out rocks on "In France They Kiss on Main Street" and "Black Crow". It is great to see Pat Metheny play in this format. Whether comping behind the beat or soloing - it is easy to see why he is considered one of the best and most flexible guitarist out there. Brecker is right at home with these guys and Alias is exceptional in keeping all the magic glued together. The star of this performance is Joni. Her poetic writing and excellent voice pulls you into each song and let's you fully take in the music.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Videos a little silly but music is the best. Great musicians having fun on stage. Top notch for a live recording. Good selections. Joni at her best!Published 22 days ago by Fran
I saw this live concert on YouTube and knew I had to have the DVD. It was actually performed at one of my favorite local venues. Too bad I wasn't living here at the time. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jilly
Live, with a great band, Joni plays many of her classics with video images edited into the score. This is an "all Joni Mitchell" work of art. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kindle Customer
Loved it. Felt like we were there. Amazing Joni!!! thank you Amazon and thank you Joni!!!Published 10 months ago by Virginia Driscoll
Not that I don't admire Joni's songwriting ability, but I must admit to buying this music DVD primarily for the performance by the late, great Jaco Pastorius on electric bass... Read morePublished 11 months ago by DLF
JM is a national treasure. We have and have had a lot of them and many have passed. Ray Charles, Maynard Ferguson the list can go on and on. This DVD is a masterpiece 't miss it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Norm C.
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