A Case of you, Joni Mitchell and cover by Brandi Carlile
written & produced by Joni Mitchell | from the album Blue (1971) | live version from Wembley Arena, London (1983) | additional audio/video post-production by sonicboy19 |
A Case of You
The early ’70s were a golden era for singer/songwriter albums, but few reached the sublime heights of Blue. Even by Mitchell’s stratospheric standards, this was an extraordinarily soul-baring work—from the head-over-heels joy of “All I Want” to the crushing yearning of “River.” Accompanied by spare textures of acoustic guitar, piano, and dulcimer, Mitchell’s voice soars to feathery highs and somber lows, crafting vignettes of restless love and lingering heartache. Years after its release, Mitchell’s captivating masterpiece still gives us chills.