CBC documentary on Joni Mitchell’s Blue

CBC Radio has a 2-part documentary on Joni Mitchell’s Blue. It looks like Part 1 already aired. Part 2 looks to have aired today and will air again tomorrow. It’s part of their Inside the Music series called Revolutions Per Minute: Indispensable Canadian Albums.

October 25 & 26
Revolutions Per Minute: Indispensable Canadian Albums
Pt. 2: Joni Mitchell’s Blue [1971]

Airdate/times:
[Saturday, October 25 on Radio Two at 12 noon in Ontario, Quebec, Central, Mountain and Pacific; 1 p.m. in Maritimes; 1:30 p.m. in Nfld.; also airs Sunday, October 26 on Radio 1 at 8 p.m. in Ontario, Quebec, Central, Mountain and Pacific; 9 p.m. in Maritimes; 9:30 p.m. in Nfld.]

Joni Mitchell’s 1971 classic album Blue came out before she had abandoned her folk roots for more experimental sounds in jazz and abstract pop. It presented audiences with Mitchell’s sensibility: a deep, honest perspective of love and romance from a woman’s point of view. This episode examines why so many listeners feel this record changed their lives.

Songs include: “This Flight Tonight,” “River,” “Carey,” “A Case of You.”

Interviews include: Cultural critic Camille Paglia; Sheila Weller, author of Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon – and the Journey of a Generation.

UPDATE: OK, a post on CBC Radio 2 clears some things up about this. It’s not a 2-part documentary. It’s part 2 of the series looking at various albums. Part 2 focuses on Blue.  

Radio 2: Saturday, October 25th at 12 noon in Ontario, Quebec, Central, Mountain and Pacific; 1 p.m. in Maritimes; 1:30 p.m. in Nfld.

Radio 1: Sunday October 26 on Radio 1 at 8 p.m. in Ontario, Quebec, Central, Mountain and Pacific; 9 p.m. in Maritimes; 9:30 p.m. in Nfld.]

(Thanks to Michael in Quebec from the Joni Mitchell Discussion List.)

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