Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#152 in the Series) is Joni Mitchell, Court and Spark.
Court and Spark was the album that took Joni Mitchell from a pretty darn good selling artist to a star. It was a monster album.
It reached #2 on the Billboard Album charts but had long time staying power on rock radio. It fit in perfectly with the singer/songwriter period which was very hot in 1974.
Sure this was three or four years after she had written Woodstock, but it’s Court and Spark more often than not when people think Joni Mitchell.
This album contains songs such as Help Me, Free Man in Paris, Car on a Hill, Raised on Robbery and the fun, Twisted.
As you know, I always like to say who played on an album. Especially when I have names to type such as Tom Scott, Davis Crosby, Graham Nash, Larry Carlton, Robbie Robertson, Jose Feliciano and even …Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong!
They all appeared on the album.
Court and Spark was produced by Joni Mitchell.
Rolling Stone Magazine called it the 111th Best Album on their All-Time Top 500.