Song to a Seagull (also known as Joni Mitchell) is the debut album by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. Produced by David Crosby, the album was recorded in 1967 at Sunset Sound and released in March 1968 by record label Reprise. The album was recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California during the later part of 1967. David Crosby was assigned as producer as part of the deal with Reprise Records.
Release date: March 1968. Produced by David Crosby Engineer: Art Cryst CD remastered by Lee Herschberg. Musicians: Joni Mitchell on piano and guitar Stephen Stills on bass Lee Keefer and Joni Mitchell on banshee. This album is dedicated to Mr. Kratzman, who taught me to love words. All songs written by Joni Mitchell. Cover photos: Mark Roth, Ed Thrasher Album cover art by Joni Mitchell Art direction: Ed Thrasher. Thank You, Joni Mitchell: Michigan Daily, April 12, 1968.
Joni Mitchell's debut release is a concept album. Side one, subtitled "I Came to the City," generally exhibits songs about urban subjects that are often dour or repressed in some way. "Out of the City and Down to the Seaside," by contrast, is a celebration of nature and countryside, mostly containing selections of a charming, positive, or more outgoing nature. Verses are substantive and highly charged, exhibiting careful workmanship. Song to a Seagull" has graceful and vivid lyrics about the joys of freedom set to a haunting, wide-ranging vocal line. Conversely, "Cactus Tree" explores the downside of a no-strings-attached approach to life, the fear of committing to a relationship (ironically wedding these words to a hopeful melody and pulsating guitar texture).
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Features Song Lyrics for Joni Mitchell's Song to a Seagull album. Sisotowbell Lane Lyrics. 5. I Had a King Lyrics. 6. Song to a Seagull Lyrics. 7. Michael From Mountains Lyrics. 8. The Pirate of Penance Lyrics. 9. Nathan La Franeer Lyrics. Joni Mitchell Lyrics provided by SongLyrics. Do you like this album?
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|Part One: I Came To The City|
|1||I Had A King||3:34|
|2||Michael From Mountains||3:38|
|3||Night In The City||2:27|
|5||Nathan La Franeer||3:14|
|Part Two: Out Of The City And Down To The Seaside|
|8||The Pirate Of Penance||2:41|
|9||Song To A Seagull||3:47|
- Made By – Warner Music Manufacturing Europe
- Remastered At – Oceanview Digital Mastering
- Art Direction – Ed Thrasher
- Artwork [Album Cover Art] – Joni Mitchell
- Bass – Stephen Stills
- Cover [Repackaged By] – Robbie Cavolina
- Engineer – Art Cryst*
- Mastered By – Joe Gastwirt
- Photography By [Cover Photos] – Mark Roth
- Piano, Guitar – Joni Mitchell
- Producer – David Crosby
- Reissue Producer – Joni Mitchell
- Supervised By [Mastering Supervised By] – Julie Larson
- Written-By – Joni Mitchell
Notes10-page double-sided fold-out insert: lyrics, credits, all original artwork
Brown Reprise label design
Newly digitally remastered from the original master tapes [silver sticker on jewel case front]
Warner 'W' logo [embossed on jewel case front, bottom right]
Made in Germany
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Text): 0 7599-27441-2 6
- Barcode (String): 075992744126
- Other: WE835
- Label Code: LC00322
- Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
- Mastering SID Code (Variants 1 & 2): IFPI L012
- Matrix / Runout (Variants 1 & 2): [Warner 'W' logo] 759927441-2.2 02/00
- Mould SID Code (Centre hub, Variant 1): IFPI 0587
- Mould SID Code (Centre hub, Variant 2): IFPI 05R3
|RS 6293, 6293||Joni Mitchell||Song To A Seagull (LP, Album, Pit)||Reprise Records, Reprise Records||RS 6293, 6293||US||1968|
|REP 44 051||Joni Mitchell||Joni Mitchell (LP, Album, RE, Gat)||Reprise Records||REP 44 051||Europe||Unknown|
|RSLP 6293||Joni Mitchell||Joni Mitchell (LP, Album, RP)||Reprise Records||RSLP 6293||UK||Unknown|
|RS 6293||Joni Mitchell||Song To A Seagull (LP, Album, RP)||Reprise Records||RS 6293||Canada||Unknown|
|CD 6293||Joni Mitchell||Song To A Seagull (HDCD, Album, RE, RM)||Reprise Records||CD 6293||Canada||Unknown|