Shadows and Light (Joni Mitchell album)

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Shadows and Light
Joni Shadows.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedSeptember 1980
RecordedSeptember 9, 1979
VenueSanta Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, California
GenreFolk jazz, vocal jazz
ProducerJoni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell chronology
Shadows and Light
Wild Things Run Fast
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[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 on CD October 25, 1990 by Elektra/Wea/Rhino. A film of the concert was also released on VHS, LaserDisc and DVD.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Joni Mitchell, except where indicated

Side 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
5."Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" (music: Charles Mingus; lyrics: Joni Mitchell)6:02
Total length:20:35
Side two:
1."Jaco's Solo (only on VHS/DVD)" (only on VHS/DVD) (Jaco Pastorius) 
2."The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines" (Joni Mitchell, Charles Mingus)4:37
4."Pat's Solo" (Pat Metheny)3:09
Total length:21:28
Side three:
1."Black Crow" (omitted from first CD release)3:52
2."Don's Solo" (omitted from VHS/DVD and first CD release (Don Alias))4:04
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
Total length:21:25
Side four:
1."Raised on Robbery" (only on VHS/DVD)0:00
2."Why Do Fools Fall in Love" (Frankie Lymon, Herman Santiago, Jimmy Merchant)2:53
3."Shadows and Light"5:23
4."God Must be a Boogie Man" (omitted from VHS/DVD)5:02
5."Woodstock" (omitted from VHS/DVD)5:08
Total length:18:26




  1. ^ Iyengar, Vik (2011). "Shadows and Light - Joni Mitchell | AllMusic". Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.