Today in Rock History – December 14

December 14th is the day Joni Mitchell chose to release two unique albums two years apart. It was a very productive time for her as an artist.

Album 1 – For The Roses

For the Roses is the fifth studio album by Joni Mitchell, released in November 1972, between her two biggest commercial and critical successes – Blue and Court and Spark. Despite this, in 2007 it was one of 50 recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.

It is perhaps best known for the hit single “You Turn Me on I’m a Radio”, which Mitchell wrote sarcastically out of a record company request for a radio-friendly song.

Album 2 – Miles of Aisles

Miles of Aisles is a 1974 double live album by Joni Mitchell backed by the L.A. Express, recorded on the Court and Spark tour. It reached #2 on the charts and became one of her biggest-selling records.

Miles of Aisles

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