Taming the Tiger

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Taming the Tiger
Studio album by Joni Mitchell
Released September 29, 1998
Recorded 1997
Genre Adult Alternative, Folk jazz
Length 43:17
Label Reprise
Producer Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell chronology
Hits
(1996)
Taming the Tiger
(1998)
Both Sides Now
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A− [2]
Q 4/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[5]

Taming the Tiger is the sixteenth studio album by Joni Mitchell. It was released in 1998 and was widely believed to be the last album of new material Mitchell would ever release (though this was dispelled with the release of her 2007 album Shine). The title refers to the unexpected commercial and critical success of her previous album Turbulent Indigo. As of December 2007, it has sold 133,000 copies in the US to date.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Joni Mitchell; except where indicated

  1. "Harlem in Havana" – 4:25
  2. "Man from Mars" – 4:09
  3. "Love Puts on a New Face" – 3:46
  4. "Lead Balloon" – 3:38
  5. "No Apologies" – 4:17
  6. "Taming the Tiger" – 4:18
  7. "The Crazy Cries of Love" – 3:54 (Mitchell, Don Freed)
  8. "Stay in Touch" – 2:59
  9. "Face Lift" – 4:41
  10. "My Best to You" – 2:52 (Gene Willadsen, Isham Jones)
  11. "Tiger Bones" – 4:18

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chrispell, J. (2011). "Taming the Tiger - Joni Mitchell | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Tucker, Ken (2011). "Taming the Tiger Review | Music Reviews and News | EW.com". ew.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Maconie, Stuart (2011). "JoniMitchell.com Library: Still Hard: Q, October 1998". jonimitchell.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Christgau, R. (2011). "Robert Christgau: CG: joni mitchell". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  5. ^ The Rolling Stone Album Guide - Joni Mitchell