Travelogue (Joni Mitchell album)

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Travelogue
Studio album by Joni Mitchell
Released November 19, 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre Jazz
Length 2:07:08
Label Nonesuch
Producer Joni Mitchell, Larry Klein
Joni Mitchell chronology
Both Sides Now
(2000)
'''Travelogue'''
(2002)
The Beginning of Survival
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly A−[2]
Robert Christgau (dud)[3]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[4]

Travelogue is a 2002 double album by Joni Mitchell featuring orchestral re-recordings of songs from throughout her career. It is the follow-up to 2000's Both Sides Now which had a similar format. Upon release Mitchell announced that it would be her last album, but later revealed work on a new studio album.

Vince Mendoza composed the orchestral arrangements for which he won a 2004 Grammy award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for his arrangement of "Woodstock". As of 2007, the two-disc set had sold 72,000 copies in the US.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Joni Mitchell; except where indicated

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Otis and Marlena" – 3:54
  2. "Amelia" – 6:48
  3. "You Dream Flat Tires" – 3:48
  4. "Love" – 5:40
  5. "Woodstock" – 5:56
  6. "Slouching Toward Bethlehem" – 7:11 (Based on a poem by W. B. Yeats)
  7. "Judgement of the Moon and Stars (Ludwig's Tune)" – 5:22
  8. "The Sire of Sorrow (Job's Sad Song)" – 7:09
  9. "For the Roses" – 7:28
  10. "Trouble Child" – 5:02
  11. "God Must Be a Boogie Man" – 3:56

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Be Cool" – 5:09
  2. "Just Like This Train" – 5:04
  3. "Sex Kills" – 3:57
  4. "Refuge of the Roads" – 7:56
  5. "Hejira" – 6:47
  6. "Chinese Café / Unchained Melody" – 5:41 (Alex North, Hy Zaret)
  7. "Cherokee Louise" – 6:00
  8. "The Dawntreader" – 5:38
  9. "The Last Time I Saw Richard" – 4:58
  10. "Borderline" – 6:23
  11. "The Circle Game" – 6:50

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, T. (2011). "Travelogue - Joni Mitchell | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Willman, Chris (2011). "Travelogue Review | Music Reviews and News | EW.com". ew.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Christgau, R. (2011). "Robert Christgau: Album: Joni Mitchell: Travelogue". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Hunter, J. (2011). "Joni Mitchell: Travelogue : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  5. ^ Phil Gallo (July 24, 2007). "Mitchell perks up for Starbucks". Variety.