A picture is worth a thousand words


When it comes to sleeve artwork Herbert von Karajan's wife may have got it wrong. But Joni Mitchell got it right. The two images here are from her 2000 album Both Sides Now. Joni provided these superlative self-portraits for the sleeve, and she worked with Vince Mendoza, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Peter Erskine and others to make an album which is a work of art in more ways than one.


More on Joni Mitchell the painter here, and more proof that pictures are worth a thousand words here.
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Pliable said…
In a neat example of synchronicity the Berlin Philharmonic's current conductor, Simon Rattle, chose a track from this album in his Desert Island Discs selection -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/desertislanddiscs_20080113.shtml
Civic Center said…
Joni Mitchell's music is aging brilliantly and so is her painting, something I would have never predicted.

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