Joni Mitchell Tribute Album features James Taylor, Norah Jones and more


To celebrate the 75th anniversary iconic singer and songwriter Verve / Decca Records' Joni Mitchell will release a tribute album with a star-studded lineup including James Taylor, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan and Rufus Wainwright, among others.

Last November, a number of musicians, friends and 3,000 fans gathered to honor the influential singer, performing a special show on Mitchell's birthday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles.

This special night was recorded and is now being made available for release as The Music Center features Joni 75: a birthday celebration on March 8, 2019. Along with the aforementioned talent, the album also features performances by Brandi Carlile, Glen Hansard, Emmylou Harris, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos with La Marisoul, César Castro and Xochi Flores, Graham Nash , Seal and more.

When each artist took the stage, each artist brought their own interpretation to Mitchell's long-running catalog. Brandi Carlile joined Kris Kristofferson in a duet version of "A Case of You", while Diana Krall appropriately covered "Amelia". Mitchell's hits were also performed, with Seal taking on "Both Sides Now" and Rufus Wainwright doing a beautiful rendition of "Blue."

Percussionist Brian Blade, who has recorded three studio albums and toured extensively with Mitchell, is musical director, along with composer, arranger and producer Jon Cowherd.

Along with the tribute album, the concert will also be broadcast in theaters across the country on February 7. Visit the official website of the artist for details of participating tickets and theaters and see the tracklist below.

Joni 75 can be pre-ordered here.


The Music Center features Joni 75: a birthday celebration
Terra dos Sonhos – interpreted by Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Xochi Flores and César Castro
Help Me – Held by Chaka Khan
Amelia – Performed by Diana Krall
All I Want – Performed by Rufus Wainwright
Coyote – played by Glen Hansard
River – Performed by James Taylor
Both sides now – run by the seal
Our House – Performed by Graham Nash
A Case of You – Conducted by Kris Kristofferson & Brandi Carlile
Down to You – Performed by Brandi Carlile
Blue – Performed by Rufus Wainwright
Court And Spark – Directed by Norah Jones
Nothing can be done – played by Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Xochi Flores and Cesar Castro
Madalena's Laundromats – Performed by Emmylou Harris
Woodstock – played by James Taylor
Big Yellow Taxi – Directed by La Marisoul, James Taylor, Chaka Khan and Brandi Carlile


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