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    Quote Originally Posted by magiccarpetride View Post
    I keep flip-flopping between Hejira and The Hissing Of Summer Lawns. Can't make up my mind which is better.
    I don't worry about which might be better and just enjoy them anyway.

    Joni is a favourite of mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magiccarpetride View Post
    So to you, Hejira is jazz? To me ears, Hejira is more like a second iteration of Blue. I'm not hearing much jazz in there. Must be my age.
    I thought Hejira was her eighth studio album?
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    Quote Originally Posted by willbewill View Post
    I thought Hejira was her eighth studio album?
    Ah, so you like it? And the one before it ("The Hissing of Summer Lawns")? So you only dislike "Don Juan's Reckless Daughter" and "Mingus"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by magiccarpetride View Post
    Ah, so you like it? And the one before it ("The Hissing of Summer Lawns")? So you only dislike "Don Juan's Reckless Daughter" and "Mingus"?
    Correct, in fact 'Furry sings the blues' is one of my go to test tracks.
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    Are we forgetting Court and Spark - a sort of transition from the folky style to the jazzy stuff that followed. For me Joni is the best female artist ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by willbewill View Post
    Correct, in fact 'Furry sings the blues' is one of my go to test tracks.
    Great track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willbewill View Post
    Correct, in fact 'Furry sings the blues' is one of my go to test tracks.
    I too like 'Furry sings the blues' a lot. My favourite is epic 'Hejira'; number two is 'A strange boy' (I even learned how to play that song on the guitar -- endless fun!)

    What are you testing with 'Furry sings the blues'?
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    'The Hissing of Summer Lawns', is IMO, her weakest album and one I rarely play.
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianlenco View Post
    Are we forgetting Court and Spark - a sort of transition from the folky style to the jazzy stuff that followed. For me Joni is the best female artist ever
    Agree with you about Joni. She's not the best female singer, but she is definitely a veritable tour de force!

    Court and Spark is amazing. I'm especially amazed to learn that it's the greatest commercial success of her career. Something so playful, so fresh, so daring, so experimental, so 'out there', so inventive and innovative, managed to top the charts? Those were some incredible time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    'The Hissing of Summer Lawns', is IMO, her weakest album and one I rarely play.
    Yeah thought she went a bit far with that one.
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