Now Streaming: Joni Mitchell, “I Don’t Know Where I Stand” (Live at Canterbury House, 10/27/1967)

Monday, October 26, 2020
Joni Mitchell I DON'T KNOW WHERE I STAND Cover

When discussing Joni Mitchell, you don’t need to make any sort of clarification about whether she’s the best of her decade, the best of her gender, or anything else. All you need to say is that she’s one of the greatest singer-songwriters ever, and you can stop right there: you’re on safe ground.
Mitchell released her debut album in 1968, and the pace she maintained as a composer from then onward was considerable, but make no mistake: she’s also been a prolific performer, performing numerous concerts over the course of her career. Now, for the first time, Mitchell is opening her vault, teaming with Rhino to kick off a new series of boxed-set releases called THE JONI MITCHELL ARCHIVES, which will give fans an opportunity to hear her work in a way that they’ve never heard before...and some of it they’ll never have heard at all!
On October 30, Rhino releases JONI MITCHELL ARCHIVES VOL. 1: THE EARLY YEARS (1963-1967), and if you noted the year that she released her debut album, then you’ll realize that the title is spot-on. This material is as early as it gets, and you’ll be enjoying plenty of it: the 5-CD set features nearly six hours of unreleased home, live, and radio recordings, offered in chronological order to literally provide listeners with an opportunity to hear Mitchell evolve as a performer and songwriter. Even more awesome is the inclusion of 29 Mitchell-penned songs which have never before been released...or, more specifically, none of them have been released in a form that featured Mitchell’s vocals.
This set will also be available digitally, of course, but fear not: we’ll also be offering up some vinyl versions, too.
There’s EARLY JONI – 1963, a single LP pressed on 180-gram vinyl and with a cover featuring a self-portrait which marks Mitchell’s first new art in many moons. In addition, there’s also LIVE AT CANTERBURY HOUSE – 1967, a 3-LP set which is also pressed on 180-gram vinyl and which features Mitchell’s full three-set performance from October 27, 1967.  The only catch: it’s going to be a limited-edition set, so get your orders in quickly if you want to secure one of the 10,000 copies.
All of these releases will be available on October 30, but we know you’re already freaking out about how far away that is, so how’s this for a deal? We’ve been teasing this release for a few weeks now, putting a few tracks on Spotify, and now we’ve got another one for you: her performance of “I Don’t Know Where I Stand” from Canterbury House, Ann Arbor , Michigan on October 27, 1967. Oh, and it’s from the second set. You can’t say we don’t offer specifics whenever we’re able!
Give it a spin!

Full Track Listing:

Disc One

Radio Station CFQC AM, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (ca. 1963)
1.      “House Of The Rising Sun”
2.      “John Hardy”
3.      “Dark As A Dungeon”
4.      “Tell Old Bill”
5.      “Nancy Whiskey”
6.      “Anathea”
7.      “Copper Kettle”
8.      “Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song)”
9.      “Molly Malone”

Live at the Half Beat: Yorkville, Toronto, Canada (October 21, 1964)
First Set

10.  Introduction
11.  “Nancy Whiskey”
12.  Intro to “The Crow On The Cradle”
13.  “The Crow On The Cradle”
14.  “Pastures Of Plenty”
15.  “Every Night When The Sun Goes In”
16.  Intro to “Sail Away”
17.  “Sail Away”

Second Set
18.  “John Hardy”
19.  “Dark As A Dungeon”
20.  Intro to “Maids When You’re Young Never Wed An Old Man”
21.  “Maids When You’re Young Never Wed An Old Man”
22.  “The Dowie Dens Of Yarrow”
23.  “Deportee (Plane Crash At Los Gatos)”
24.  Joni’s Parents’ House: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (February 1965)
25.  “The Long Black Rifle”
26.  “Ten Thousand Miles”
27.  “Seven Daffodils”
Disc Two

Myrtle Anderson Birthday Tape: Detroit, MI (1965)
1.      “Urge For Going”
2.      “Born To Take The Highway”
3.      “Here Today And Gone Tomorrow”

Jac Holzman Demo: Detroit, MI (August 24, 1965)
4.      “What Will You Give Me”
5.      “Let It Be Me”
6.      “The Student Song”
7.      “Day After Day”
8.      “Like The Lonely Swallow”

Let’s Sing Out, CBC TV: University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada (October 4, 1965)
9.      “Favorite Colour”
10.  “Me And My Uncle”

Home Demo: Detroit, MI (ca. 1966)
11.  “Sad Winds Blowin’”

Let’s Sing Out, CBC TV: Laurentian University, London, ON, Canada (October 24, 1966)
12.  “Just Like Me”
13.  “Night In The City”

Live at the 2nd Fret: Philadelphia, PA (November 1966)
14.  “Brandy Eyes”
15.  Intro to “Urge For Going”
16.  “Urge For Going”
17.  Intro to “What’s The Story Mr. Blue”
18.  “What’s The Story Mr. Blue”
19.  “Eastern Rain”
20.  Intro to “The Circle Game”
21.  “The Circle Game”
22.  Intro to “Night In The City”
23.  “Night In The City”

Disc Three

Folklore, WHAT FM: Philadelphia, PA, (March 12, 1967)
1.      Intro to “Both Sides Now”
2.      “Both Sides Now”
3.      Intro to “The Circle Game”
4.      “The Circle Game”

Live at the 2nd Fret: Philadelphia, PA (March 17, 1967)

Second Set
5.      “Morning Morgantown”
6.      “Born To Take The Highway”
7.      Intro to “Song To A Seagull”
8.      “Song To A Seagull”

Third Set
9.      “Winter Lady”
10.  Intro to “Both Sides Now”
11.  “Both Sides Now”

Folklore, WHAT FM: Philadelphia, PA (March 19, 1967)
12.  Intro to “Eastern Rain”
13.  “Eastern Rain”
14.  Intro to “Blue On Blue”
15.  “Blue On Blue”

“A Record Of My Changes” – Michael’s Birthday Tape: North Carolina (May 1967)
16.  “Gemini Twin”
17.  “Strawflower Me”
18.  “A Melody In Your Name”
19.  “Tin Angel”
20.  “I Don’t Know Where I Stand”
21.  Joni improvising

Folklore, WHAT FM: Philadelphia, PA (May 28, 1967)
22.  Intro to “Sugar Mountain”
23.  “Sugar Mountain”
Disc Four

Home Demo: New York City, NY (ca. June 1967)
1.      “I Had A King”
2.      “Free Darling”
3.      “Conversation”
4.      “Morning Morgantown”
5.      “Dr. Junk”
6.      “Gift Of The Magi”
7.      “Chelsea Morning”
8.      “Michael From Mountains”
9.      “Cara’s Castle”
10.  “Jeremy” (Incomplete)

Live at Canterbury House: Ann Arbor, MI (October 27, 1967)

First Set
11.  “Conversation”
12.  Intro to “Come To The Sunshine”
13.  “Come To The Sunshine”
14.  Intro to “Chelsea Morning”
15.  “Chelsea Morning”
16.  Intro to “Gift Of The Magi”
17.  “Gift Of The Magi”
18.  “Play Little David”
19.  Intro to “The Dowie Dens Of Yarrow”
20.  “The Dowie Dens Of Yarrow”
21.  “I Had A King”
22.  Intro to “Free Darling”
23.  “Free Darling”
24.  Intro to “Cactus Tree”
25.  “Cactus Tree”

Disc Five

Live at Canterbury House: Ann Arbor, MI (October 27, 1967)
Second Set
1.      “Little Green”
2.      Intro to “Marcie”
3.      “Marcie”
4.      Intro to “Ballerina Valerie”
5.      “Ballerina Valerie”
6.      “The Circle Game”
7.      Intro to “Michael From Mountains”
8.      “Michael From Mountains”
9.      “Go Tell The Drummer Man”
10.  Intro to “I Don’t Know Where I Stand”
11.  “I Don’t Know Where I Stand”

Third Set
12.  “A Melody In Your Name”
13.  Intro to “Carnival In Kenora”
14.  “Carnival In Kenora”
15.  “Songs To Aging Children Come”
16.  Intro to “Dr. Junk”
17.  “Dr. Junk”
18.  “Morning Morgantown”
19.  Intro to “Night In The City”
20.  “Night In The City”
21.  “Both Sides Now”
22.  “Urge For Going”


LP Track Listing

Side One
1.      “House Of The Rising Sun”
2.      “John Hardy”
3.      “Dark As A Dungeon”
4.      “Tell Old Bill”
5.      “Nancy Whiskey”

Side Two
1.      “Anathea”
2.      “Copper Kettle”
3.      “Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song)”
4.      “Molly Malone”


3LP Track Listing

Side One: First Set
1.      “Conversation”
2.      Intro to “Come To The Sunshine”
3.      “Come To The Sunshine”
4.      Intro to “Chelsea Morning”
5.      “Chelsea Morning”
6.      Intro to “Gift Of The Magi”
7.      “Gift Of The Magi”
Side Two
1.      “Play Little David”
2.      Intro to “The Dowy Dens Of Yarrow”
3.      “The Dowy Dens Of Yarrow”
4.      “I Had A King”
5.      Intro to “Free Darling”
6.      “Free Darling”
7.      Intro to “Cactus Tree”
8.      “Cactus Tree”

Side Three: Second Set
1.      “Little Green”
2.      Intro to “Marcie”
3.      “Marcie”
4.      Intro to “Ballerina Valerie”
5.      “Ballerina Valerie”
6.      “The Circle Game”

Side Four
1.      Intro to “Michael From Mountains”
2.      “Michael From Mountains”
3.      “Go Tell The Drummer Man”
4.      Intro to “I Don’t Know Where I Stand”
5.      “I Don’t Know Where I Stand”

Side Five: Third Set
1.      “A Melody In Your Name”
2.      Intro to “Carnival In Kenora”
3.      “Carnival In Kenora”
4.      “Songs To Aging Children Come”
5.      Intro to “Dr. Junk”
6.      “Dr. Junk”

Side Six
1.      “Morning Morgantown”
2.      Intro to “Night In The City”
3.      “Night In The City”
4.      “Both Sides Now”
5.      “Urge For Going”

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