Joni Mitchell to release remastered greatest hits collection

'Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced' will come out in November

Folk legend Joni Mitchell is releasing a remastered collection of her greatest hits.

‘Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced’ features 53 songs from her successful career. The four-CD box set features songs which have been hand selected by Mitchell and re-arranged into ‘themes’; reflecting the quartet and ballet mentioned in the title.

Mitchell explained in a press release: “Instead of it being an emotional roller coaster ride as it was before – crammed into one disc – themes began to develop. Moods sustained. When this long editorial process [two years] finally came to rest, I had four ballets or a four-act ballet – a quartet. I also had a boxset.”

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This is not the first time Joni Mitchell has been involved with ballet, her final album ‘Shine’, which was released in 2007, was played in New York accompanied by members of the Alberta Ballet. Mitchell said: “I am a painter who writes songs. My songs are very visual. The words create scenes… What I have done here is to gather some of these scenes [like a documentary filmmaker] and by juxtaposition, edit them into a whole new work.”

These new remastered tracks promise to be “familiar but fresh”, with “a lot of sonic adjustment”, which has all been crafted by Mitchell. She has also added her own liner notes to the songs which talk about her recording process, 53 lyrical poems, one for each song, and a series of six paintings. A deluxe hardcover book will also be included with the boxset. The collection will be available from November 16.

The ‘Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced’ tracklisting is:

Disc 1
1. In France They Kiss On Main Street
2. Ray’s Dad’s Cadillac
3. You Turn Me On I’m A Radio
4. Harlem in Havana
5. Car on a Hill
6. Dancin’ Clown
7. River
8. Chinese Cafe/Unchained Melody
9. Harry’s House/Centerpiece
10. Shades of Scarlett Conquering
11. Number One
12. The Windfall (Everything For Nothing)
13. Come In From the Cold

Disc 2
1. Court and Spark
2. No Apologies
3. Trouble Child
4. Not to Blame
5. Nothing Can Be Done
6. Comes Love
7. Moon at the window
8. Blue
9. Tax Free
10. The Wolf That Lives In Lindsey
11. Hana
12. Hejira
13. Stay In Touch
14. Night Ride Home

Disc 3
1. You’re My Thrill
2. The Crazy Cries of Love
3. Love Puts on a New Face
4. Borderline
5. A Strange Boy
6. You Dream Flat Tires
7. Love
8. All I Want
9. Be Cool
10. Yvette in English
11. Just Like This Train
12. Carey
13. The Only Joy in Town

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Disc 4
1. Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter
2. Two Grey Rooms
3. God Must Be a Boogie Man
4. Down to You
5. A Case of You
6. The Last Time I Saw Richard
7. Raised on Robbery
8. Sweet Sucker Dance
9. Lakota
10. Cool Water
11. Amelia
12. Both Sides Now
13. My Best to You
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