The Beginning of Survival

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The Beginning of Survival
Compilation album by Joni Mitchell
Released July 27, 2004
Recorded 1985-1998
Genre Folk-rock
Label Geffen
Producer Larry Klein, Joni Mitchell, Mike Ragogna (Compilation Producer)
Joni Mitchell chronology
Travelogue
(2002)
The Beginning of Survival
(2004)
Dreamland
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

The Beginning of Survival is the first in a series of compilation albums by Joni Mitchell, released in 2004 by Geffen. The songs on the album were taken from her albums Dog Eat Dog (6 tracks), Chalk Mark in a Rainstorm (4), Night Ride Home (3), Turbulent Indigo (2), and Taming the Tiger (1). As of December 2007, the album had sold 24,000 copies in the US.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Joni Mitchell unless otherwise noted

  1. "The Reoccurring Dream" – 3:03
  2. "The Windfall (Everything for Nothing)" – 5:09
  3. "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" – 6:49
  4. "Dog Eat Dog" – 4:27
  5. "Fiction" (Mitchell, Larry Klein) – 4:10
  6. "The Beat of Black Wings" – 5:22
  7. "No Apologies" – 4:17
  8. "Sex Kills" – 3:56
  9. "The Three Great Stimulants" – 6:06
  10. "Lakota" (Mitchell, Klein) – 6:25
  11. "Ethiopia" – 5:38
  12. "Cool Water" (Bob Nolan) – 5:25
  13. "Tax Free" (Mitchell, Klein) – 4:17
  14. "The Magdalene Laundries" – 4:01
  15. "Passion Play" – 5:19
  16. "Impossible Dreamer" – 4:30

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom (2011). "The Beginning of Survival - Joni Mitchell | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Hunter, James (2011). "Joni Mitchell: The Beginning Of Survival : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. Retrieved 19 July 2011.