Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)

It's my first listen to one of those records, deemed by many, to be absolutely essential to own on vinyl. (Or in any media format for that matter!)

It's a quiet evening, the wife's left me (for 5 days anyway) and the fires crackling on a cold, calm evening. It's a perfect opportunity for some introspection. 

I'm not going to state anything overly definitive at this stage but it sounds remarkable. I'm not a lyrics man, preferring melody to melodrama, but this is just so sparse and raw - it begs to be listened to. Vinyl-worthy at least.

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