Hits (Joni Mitchell album)

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Hits
Greatest hits album by Joni Mitchell
Released 1996
Recorded 1969—1991
Genre Folk
Length 60:34
Label Reprise
Producer Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell chronology
Turbulent Indigo
(1994)
Hits
(1996)
Taming the Tiger
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone (mixed)[1]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Hits is a 1996 greatest hits compilation by Joni Mitchell. As of December 2007, it has sold 488,000 copies in the United States[citation needed], and was certified Gold in the United Kingdom in 2013 for 100,000 copies sold.[3] A counterpart album, Misses, was released on the same day as Hits. It is composed of lesser known, hand picked favorites of Mitchell herself.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Joni Mitchell.

  1. "Urge for Going" – 5:05
    • Originally recorded by Tom Rush in 1967, Mitchell's own version wasn't released until 1972, as the b-side of the "You Turn Me on I'm a Radio" single. First time available on a Joni Mitchell album.
  2. "Chelsea Morning" – 2:31
  3. "Big Yellow Taxi" – 2:14
    • Released as a single.
  4. "Woodstock" – 5:27
  5. "The Circle Game" – 4:51
  6. "Carey" – 3:02
    • Released as a single.
  7. "California" – 3:50
    • Tracks 6–7 from Blue.
  8. "You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio" – 2:39
  9. "Raised on Robbery" – 3:05
  10. "Help Me" – 3:22
  11. "Free Man in Paris" – 3:02
  12. "River" – 4:04
    • From Blue.
  13. "Chinese Café/Unchained Melody" – 5:18
  14. "Come in from the Cold" – 7:30
  15. "Both Sides, Now" – 4:34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hits by Joni Mitchell | Rolling Stone Music | Music Reviews". rollingstone.com. 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Parisien, Roch (2011). "Hits – Joni Mitchell | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  3. ^ BPI website