Hits (Joni Mitchell album)

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Hits
Hits (Joni Mitchell).jpg
Greatest hits album by
Released1996
Recorded1969—1991
GenreFolk
Length60:34
LabelReprise
ProducerJoni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell chronology
Turbulent Indigo
(1994)
Hits
(1996)
Misses
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Rolling Stone(mixed)[1]
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]

Hits is a 1996 greatest hits compilation by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. As of December 2007, it has sold 488,000 copies in the United States [3], and was certified Gold in the United Kingdom in 2013 for 100,000 copies sold.[4] A counterpart album, Misses, was released on the same day as Hits. It consists of Mitchell's lesser known songs that she considers personal favorites.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Joni Mitchell, except "Unchained Melody" by Alex North and Hy Zaret.

  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. ^ Caulfield, Keith (21 December 2007). "Ask Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  4. ^ BPI website Archived 2013-02-06 at WebCite