Travelogue It seemed like a bad idea at the time, Mitchell dragging 22 catalog songs into the orchestra pit, a conceit usually favored by artistes like… Travelogue It seemed like a bad idea at the time, Mitchell dragging 22 catalog songs into the orchestra pit, a conceit usually favored by artistes like… 2002-11-19 Joni Mitchell
Music Review

Travelogue (2002)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Nov 19, 2002; Lead Performance: Joni Mitchell

It seemed like a bad idea at the time, Mitchell dragging 22 catalog songs into the orchestra pit, a conceit usually favored by artistes like the Moody Blues. But the miracle is that Vince Mendoza's symphonic arrangements sometimes place Mitchell's alto in even more intimate climes than the scaled-back settings that surrounded her seminal soprano. (Bonus points for juxtaposing ''Slouching Toward Bethlehem'' with the trudge to ''Woodstock.'')

Originally posted Nov 22, 2002 Published in issue #683 Nov 22, 2002 Order article reprints
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