Shadows and Light (Joni Mitchell album)

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Shadows and Light
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Live album by
ReleasedSeptember 1980
RecordedSeptember 9, 1979
VenueSanta Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, California
GenreFolk jazz, vocal jazz
ProducerJoni Mitchell
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Encyclopedia of Popular Music[2]

Shadows and Light is a 1980 live double album by the Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. It was recorded at the Santa Barbara Bowl in September 1979 on Mitchell's Mingus tour. It was released as an LP on October 25, 1980, on the Asylum label. A film of the concert was also released on VHS, LaserDisc and DVD in 2003.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Joni Mitchell, except where indicated

Disc one:
1."Introduction" (Included on LP and CD. Featured in VHS/DVD opening credits) 1:51
2."In France They Kiss on Main Street" 4:14
3."Edith and the Kingpin" 4:10
4."Coyote" 4:58
5."Goodbye Pork Pie Hat"music: Charles Mingus; lyrics: Joni Mitchell6:02
6."Jaco's Solo" (only on VHS/DVD)Jaco Pastorius 
7."The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines"Joni Mitchell, Charles Mingus4:37
8."Amelia" 6:40
9."Pat's Solo"Pat Metheny3:09
10."Hejira" 7:42
Disc two:
1."Black Crow" (omitted from first CD release) 3:52
2."Don's Solo" (omitted from VHS/DVD and first CD release)Don Alias4:04
3."Dreamland" (omitted from VHS/DVD) 4:40
4."Free Man in Paris" (omitted from first CD release) 3:23
5."Band Introduction" 0:52
6."Furry Sings the Blues" (DVD version and CD version were recorded on separate dates) 5:14
7."Raised on Robbery" (only on VHS/DVD)  
8."Why Do Fools Fall in Love"Frankie Lymon, Herman Santiago, Jimmy Merchant2:53
9."Shadows and Light" 5:23
10."God Must be a Boogie Man" (omitted from VHS/DVD) 5:02
11."Woodstock" (omitted from VHS/DVD) 5:08





Chart performance for Shadows and Light
Chart (1980) Peak
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[4] 70
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[5] 73
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[6] 40
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[7] 25
UK Albums (OCC)[8] 63
US Billboard 200[9] 38


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  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.
  3. ^ "Radio Swiss Jazz - Music database - Musician".
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992: 23 years of hit singles & albums from the top 100 charts. St Ives, N.S.W, Australia: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 0261b". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved April 7, 2021.
  6. ^ " – Joni Mitchell – Shadows and Light". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 7, 2021.
  7. ^ " – Joni Mitchell – Shadows and Light". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 7, 2021.
  8. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 7, 2021.
  9. ^ "Joni Mitchell Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 7, 2021.