A gorgeous compendium of Joni Mitchell’s handwritten lyrics and drawings, originally handcrafted as a gift for a select group of friends in 1971 and now available to the public for the first time
In 1971, as her albumBlue topped charts around the world, Joni Mitchell crafted one hundred copies ofMorning Glory on the Vine as a holiday gift for her closest friends. For this stunningly beautiful book, Joni hand-wrote an exquisite selection of her own lyrics and poems and illustrated them with more than thirty of her original pictures. Handcrafted, signed, and numbered in Los Angeles, the existing copies of this labor of love have rarely been seen in the past half-century.
Now, during Joni’s seventy-fifth birthday year,Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawingswill be widely available for the first time. In this faithfully reproduced edition, Joni’s best-loved lyrics and poems spill across the pages in her own elegant script. The lively, full-color drawings depict a superb array of landscapes, still lifes, portraits of friends, self-portraits, innovative abstractions, and more. All the artwork from the original book is included, along with several additional pictures that Joni drew of her friends from the same period. Finally, the refreshedvolume features an original introduction written by Joni.Morning Glory on the Vine is a gorgeous and intimate keepsake and an invitation to explore anew the dazzling, visionary world of Joni Mitchell.
JONI MITCHELL is widely regarded as one of the greatest singerâ??songwriters of her generation. Her albumBlue (1971) is often cited as one of the best albums of all time. Mitchell has won nine Grammys in various categories, including traditional pop, pop music, and lifetime achievement. Born in Canada, she now lives in her longtime home of Los Angeles.
"These drawings and writings, arranged so artfully and carefully, feel like an anchor in an increasingly unsteady world." -- The New Yorker
"A revelation for her devoted listeners, ”Morning Glory” is a comforting and intimate look at what caught an artist’s eye when she was at the peak of her chaparral mountain." -- The Los Angeles Times