|James Taylor & Joni Mitchell — Close Your Eyes (1991)|
James Taylor & Joni Mitchell — Close Your Eyes
∏ První oficiální hudební kontakt Taylor~~Mitchell se odehrál 29. března 1969 v Unicorn Coffee House Boston, MA, kde James Taylor otevíral koncert pro Joni. V té době však Mitchell nahrávala pro Reprise a Taylor pro Apple. Billboard přinesl zprávu 26. dubna 1969, že koncerty Joni Mitchell a Jamese Taylora jsou naplánovány v řadě vysokých škol a folkových klubů na podzim. Snad úplně poprvé zpíval Taylor s Mitchell jedné noci během svého vlastního vystoupení v únoru 1969 na Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood v Los Angeles. Píseň “You Can Close Your Eyes” zpívali společně na Dillon Gymnasium, Princeton Univ. Princeton, NJ během přídavku na koncertě Jamese Taylora 11. července 1970. Píseň “Rainy Day Man” je z prvního alba Jamese Taylora, které vyšlo 6. prosince 1968, napsal ji Taylor a Zach Wiesner. Píseň “Carey” je z alba “Blue”, původně jako B–strana singlu “This Flight Tonight” (proslavila ji skupina Nazareth). “Blue” vyšlo 22. června 1971. Autorství “Carey” je někdy připisováno Jamesi Taylorovi, který hraje na kytaru v některých písních alba “Blue”, i když ne na samotné “Carey”, a s nímž měla Mitchell krátkou aférku. Píseň debutovala na #93 v Billboard Chart 4. září 1971, vydržela tam pouze týden. Nicméně, zůstala jednou z nejtrvalejších populárních písní Joni Mitchell. V písni “Priest” přijde ke slovu i její slavný dulcimer. Album “Close Your Eyes” jako celek je neoficiální a neobjevuje se na žádné diskografii. Vyšlo však také v Itálii na Living Legend Records a v USA na labelu Woodstock Tapes.JT Location: Belmont ~~ Berkshire County town of Washington, Massachusetts
JM Birth name: Roberta Joan Anderson
Born: November 7, 1943, Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada
Album release: October 28th, 1970, Royal Albert Hall, London, UK / 1991
Record Label: Living Legend Records / Woodstock Tapes
01. Song About The Midway 5:50
02. Gallery 4:23
03. Rainy Day Man 3:49
04. Steam Roller 3:08
05. Priest 5:48
06. Carey 2:52
07. Carolina On My Mind 3:59
08. California 5:12
09. He Played Real Good For Free 6:02
10. The Circle Game 7:54
11. You Can Close Your Eyes 2:30
∏ Recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, October 28th, 1970.
∏ Acoustic Guitar, Vocals — James Taylor, Joni Mitchell (also dulcimer)
∏ James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer–songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts.
∏ Taylor’s career began in the mid–1960s, but he found his audience in the early 1970s, singing sensitive and gentle acoustic songs. He was part of a wave of soft singer–songwriters of the time that also included Carole King, Joni Mitchell, John Denver and Jackson Browne. Another member of this wave was Carly Simon, whom Taylor later married.
∏ His 1976 album Greatest Hits was certified diamond and has sold more than 11 million copies. He has retained a large audience and artistic relevance well into the 1990s and 2000s, when some of his best–selling and most–awarded albums were released.
∏ He grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where his father Isaac Taylor was the dean of the University of North Carolina Medical School. His family summered on Martha’s Vineyard.
∏ Taylor’s four siblings, Alex, Livingston, Hugh, and Kate, have also been musicians with recorded albums. (Livingston is still an active musician; Kate was active in the 1970s but did not record another album until 2003; Hugh operates a bed–and–breakfast ... (excerpt)JAMES TAYLOR
↙Studio albums 16
↙Live albums 4
↙Compilation albums 6
↙Video albums 7
↙Music videos 15
↙Tribute and cover albums 1
↙No. 1 Singles 6
↙Other charted songs 4 © Ξ★Ξ 1991 . 02 The Night Ride Home Radio Program Los Angeles, CA
Ξ★Ξ This program featured an interview with Joni as well as songs from her new album. Geffen Records issued an edited version on a promotional CD for broadcast in Canada.
↙Studio albums 19
↙Live albums 2
↙Compilation albums 9
↙No. 1 Singles (Overall) 1
∏ While some of Mitchell’s most popular songs were written on piano, almost every song she composed on the guitar uses an open, or non–standard, tuning; she has written songs in some 50 tunings, playing what she has called "Joni’s weird chords". ∏ The use of alternative tunings allows guitarists to produce accompaniment with more varied and wide–ranging textures. Her right–hand picking/strumming technique has evolved over the years from an initially intricate picking style, typified by the guitar songs on her first album, to a looser and more rhythmic style, sometimes incorporating percussive "slaps".
∏ In 1995, Mitchell’s friend Fred Walecki, proprietor of Westwood Music in Los Angeles, developed a solution to alleviate her continuing frustration with using multiple alternative tunings in live settings. Walecki designed a Stratocaster–style guitar to function with the Roland VG–8 virtual guitar, a system capable of configuring her numerous tunings electronically. While the guitar itself remained in standard tuning, the VG–8 encoded the pickup signals into digital signals which were then translated into the altered tunings. This allowed Mitchell to use one guitar on stage, while an off-stage tech entered the preprogrammed tuning for each song in her set.
∏ Mitchell was also highly innovative harmonically in her early work (1966–72) using techniques including modality, chromaticism, and pedal points. On her 1968 debut album Song to a Seagull, Mitchell used both quartal and quintal harmony in "Dawntreader", and she used quintal harmony in Seagull.
∏ In 2003 Rolling Stone named her the 72nd greatest guitarist of all time; she was the highest–ranked woman on the list.
Website: http://jonimitchell.com/ // http://www.troubadour.com/_____________________________________________________________
|James Taylor & Joni Mitchell — Close Your Eyes (1991)|