Heading into her 80s Jazz-tinged period.
Heading into her 80s Techno-tinged period.

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Joni Mitchell – Live In London – June 16, 1983 – BBC Radio 1

What a week it’s been. One of those week’s where tuning out is not only a necessity, it’s practically a requirement.

I ran across this concert from Joni Mitchell, recorded by the venerable BBC during the British leg of her world tour of 1983 and thought it might fit the bill for a Friday Night.

This is Joni Mitchell during her 80s/pop/electronica phase and around the time of Wild Things Run Fast, her first release for the newly-formed Geffen Records, and just prior to her meeting with Thomas Dolby, who would produce her next album.

And since Joni Mitchell has been in the news of late, a casual reminder of some of the many facets of a truly extraordinary career.

In case you missed her 80s phase, here’s a chance to get acquainted.

Relax and don’t watch TV this weekend.

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