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Updated: Jul 1

A Journey Through Musical Time

Join The Hub on a 5 hours and 41 minutes journey through musical time in five genres: Rock & Pop (Led Zeppelin to Clean Bandit); UpBeat (Prince to Paul Oakenfold); Lounge Room (The Cure to Crowded House); Classical (Vivaldi Recomposed by Max Richter to Peter Sandberg) and Ballads (Enya to Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes).


Both Sides Now: 1969


YouTube Video: Joni Mitchell Both sides now on Mama Cass Show 1969


Joni Mitchell performed Both Sides Now live on the Mama Cass Show in 1969, a classic early-Mitchell folk guitar and soprano voice performance, the song was first recorded by Judy Collins. Mitchell released the song as a single in autumn 1968 and as the final track on her second studio album Clouds in May 1, 1969.


In the voice of Mitchell's 25 year old persona, the reflective on life and love lyrics had a certain forward looking effect of what might be for her as an adult woman.


I've looked at life from both sides now From win and lose and still somehow It's life's illusions I recall I really don't know life at all


It's life's illusions that I recall I really don't know life I really don't know life at all


Both Sides Now: 2000


YouTube video: Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now 2000 live


At an all-star tribute to her and her music in April 16 2000, at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, Joni Mitchell performed Both Sides Now live accompanied by a 70-piece full orchestra. Among the performers that evening were Cyndi Lauper, James Taylor, Cassandra Wilson, Richard Thompson, Shawn Colvin and Elton John. An edited videotape of the event was shown on the TNT cable TV network.


This time, Mitchell sang the re-recorded deep-voiced jazz version from her 2000 album, Both Sides Now. Vince Mendoza won a Grammy for the arrangement. The same lyrics with the new arrangement and voice sung by 56 year old Joni Mitchell had a nostalgic look back feel on time past.


I've looked at life from both sides now From win and lose and still somehow It's life's illusions I recall I really don't know life at all


It's life's illusions that I recall I really don't know life I really don't know life at all


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