Taming the Tiger

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Taming the Tiger
Joni Tiger.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 29, 1998
Recorded1997
GenreAdult alternative, folk jazz
Length43:17
LabelReprise
ProducerJoni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell chronology
Hits
(1996)
Taming the Tiger
(1998)
Both Sides Now
(2000)

Taming the Tiger is the 16th studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. It was released in 1998 and was widely believed to be the last album of new material Mitchell would ever release (though this was proven mistaken with the release of her 2007 album Shine). The title refers to the unexpected commercial and critical success of her previous album Turbulent Indigo. As of December 2007, it has sold 133,000 copies in the US to date. [1]

Reception and legacy[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA− [3]
Q4/5 stars[4]
Robert Christgau(choice cut)[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Joni Mitchell; except where indicated

  1. "Harlem in Havana" – 4:25
  2. "Man from Mars" – 4:09
  3. "Love Puts on a New Face" – 3:46
  4. "Lead Balloon" – 3:38
  5. "No Apologies" – 4:17
  6. "Taming the Tiger" – 4:18
  7. "The Crazy Cries of Love" – 3:54 (Mitchell, Don Freed)
  8. "Stay in Touch" – 2:59
  9. "Face Lift" – 4:41
  10. "My Best to You" – 2:52 (Gene Willadsen, Isham Jones)
  11. "Tiger Bones" – 4:18

Personnel[edit]

Notable covers[edit]

"Man from Mars" was covered by Kristen Vigard in the 1996 film, Grace of My Heart.[8] "Man from Mars" was also covered by Chaka Khan in 2000 for her live concert DVD "The Jazz Channel Presents Chaka Khan".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Caulfield, Keith (21 December 2007). "Ask Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  2. ^ Chrispell, J. (2011). "Taming the Tiger - Joni Mitchell | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  3. ^ Tucker, Ken (2011). "Taming the Tiger Review | Music Reviews and News | EW.com". ew.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  4. ^ Maconie, Stuart (2011). "JoniMitchell.com Library: Still Hard: Q, October 1998". jonimitchell.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  5. ^ Christgau, R. (2011). "Robert Christgau: CG: joni mitchell". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  6. ^ The Rolling Stone Album Guide - Joni Mitchell
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ Schinder, Scott; Schwartz, Andy (2008). Icons of Rock: An Encyclopedia of the Legends who Changed Music Forever. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 429. ISBN 9780313338472.