"Mitchell emerged from the side of the stage, swaying smoothly, in fine summer-style with beret and sunglasses. Her good-natured mood instantly set the tone. This performance would be an intimate gathering of friends, not unlike the Joni Jams she'd been hosting in her own living room over the last few years of recovery. Smiling broadly, Mitchell made her surprise appearance, taking her on-stage seat alongside Carlile.
Within minutes, the news had rocketed around the globe. Mitchell was back, sparkling with enthusiasm, delivering a tender and passionate set of 13 songs, ending with a joyful sing-along of 'The Circle Game.'" - Cameron Crowe
Joni stunned the Newport Folk Festival audience last summer when she gave a surprise performance - her first in 20 years - delivering a heartfelt set filled with some of her greatest songs. We're pleased to announce that her triumphant return will be available as At Newport on July 28th. Along with Joni, it's been produced by close collaborator Brandi Carlile, and features new liner notes by Cameron Crowe.
Joni was joined on stage at the Newport Folk Festival by a star-studded band led by Carlile, the 9x GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter. Other performers included Carlile's bandmates Phil and Tim Hanseroth, Wynonna Judd, Marcus Mumford, Celisse, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, and more.
She delighted the audience, blending her voice with the other singers on stage on classics like "Big Yellow Taxi," "A Case Of You," and "Both Sides Now." For good measure, she even flashed her guitar prowess, playing a solo instrumental version of "Just Like This Train."
...a wonderful document of an unparalleled artist still radiating creativity, thoughtfulness, and power well into her late seventies. Like most everything else Mitchell has touched in her storied career, At Newport is inspiring, moving, and manages to also be a lot of fun.
- Double LP
- Recorded Live at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, July 24, 2022
- Joni's Historic Return to the Newport Stage for the First Time Since 1969
- Produced by Brandi Carlile & Joni Mitchell
- Gatefold Jacket
- New Liner Notes by Cameron Crowe
- Made in USA
- Introduction by Bandi Carlile
- Big Yellow Taxi
- A Case of You
- Both Sides Now
- Just Like This Train
- Help Me
- Come In From the Cold
- The Circle Game