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Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns album

Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns album Performer: Joni Mitchell
Title: The Hissing Of Summer Lawns
Style: Acoustic, Fusion, Contemporary Jazz
Date of release: 2011
Country: US
Size MP3: 1927 mb
Size FLAC: 1275 mb
Rating: 4.9

The Hissing of Summer Lawns is the seventh studio album by the Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, released in 1975. The first track, "In France They Kiss on Main Street", is a jazz-rock song about coming of age in a small town in the 1950s rock & roll era. (The song was released as the single from the album and reached number 66 on the Billboard charts.

Joni Mitchell evolved from the smooth jazz-pop of Court and Spark to the radical Hissing of Summer Lawns, an adventurous work that remains among her most difficult records.

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Court and Spark had earned Joni Mitchell mainstream pop acceptance, but its underlying spirit of discovery pushed her to risk new-found success with this edgier, experimental sequel released in 1975. Although the session crew is largely the same, and sleek jazz elements again abound, these songs find her introducing Burundi drums (on "The Jungle Line"), layering magisterial but forbidding vocal harmonies ("Shadows and Light"), and casting rueful shadows across the sun-dazed Southern California of the title song. I heard this album once in the mid-70s when it first came out and forgot about it for years. Joni Mitchell for me has always been that incredible voice of the late 60s and early 70s. In particular her albums Blue and Court and Spark. As a man she was "chick music," to me but the voice was a musical instrument itself. I usually can't hear the lyrics only the voice musically when I listen to her.

Produced by Joni Mitchell. Album The Hissing of Summer Lawns. The Hissing of Summer Lawns Lyrics. He bought her a diamond for her throat He put her in a ranch house on a hill She could see the valley barbecues From her window sill See the blue pools in the squinting sun Hear the hissing of summer lawns

If Joni Mitchell intends to experiment further with jazz, she ought to work with an artist of her own stature, someone like pianist Keith Jarrett whose jazz-classical compositions are spiritually and romantically related to Mitchell’s best work. The Hissing of Summer Lawns is ultimately a great collection of pop poems with a distracting soundtrack. Then play it. In This Article: Joni Mitchell.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 In France They Kiss On Main Street
Backing Vocals – D. Crosby*, G. Nash*, J. Taylor*Electric Guitar – Jeff Baxter
2 The Jungle Line 4:24
3 Edith And The Kingpin
Electric Piano – Joe SampleHorn – Chuck Findlay*Saxophone – Bud Shank
4 Don't Interrupt The Sorrow
Congas – Victor FeldmanDobro – Robben Ford
5 Shades Of Scarlett Conquering
Arranged By [Strings] – Dale OehlerVibraphone – Victor Feldman
6 The Hissing Of Summer Lawns
Guitar – James Taylor Keyboards, Percussion – Victor FeldmanSaxophone – Bud ShankSynthesizer [Moog] – John GuerinWritten-By – John Guerin, Joni Mitchell
7 The Boho Dance
Flugelhorn – Chuck Findlay*Keyboards – Joni Mitchell
8 Harry's House / Centerpiece
Keyboards – Joe SampleWritten-By – Johnny Mandel, Jon Hendricks
9 Sweet Bird 4:11
10 Shadows And Light
Synthesizer [Arp], Organ [Farfisa] – Joni Mitchell

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Warner Music Japan Inc.


  • Producer, Written-By – Joni Mitchell


Comes in gatefold mini LP replica with OBI & Japanese lyric insert.

Made In Japan.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 4 943674 105373
  • Barcode (Scanned): 4943674105373
  • Matrix / Runout: WPCR-14099 1W V
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L244
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 4011
  • Rights Society: JASRAC

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
7E-1051 Joni Mitchell The Hissing Of Summer Lawns ‎(LP, Album, SP) Asylum Records 7E-1051 US 1975
1051-2 Joni Mitchell The Hissing Of Summer Lawns ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Asylum Records 1051-2 US 1990
1051-2 Joni Mitchell The Hissing Of Summer Lawns ‎(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Asylum Records 1051-2 US Unknown
K 53018 Joni Mitchell The Hissing Of Summer Lawns ‎(LP, Album, RE) Asylum Records K 53018 Germany Unknown
53018, AS 53018, 7E-1051 Joni Mitchell The Hissing Of Summer Lawns ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Asylum Records, Asylum Records, Asylum Records 53018, AS 53018, 7E-1051 Netherlands 1975