On 17 November, Joni Mitchell (via Rhino) will be releasing a new 53 track box set featuring remastered tracks from the span of her entire career. Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced was curated by Mitchell herself and the songs will have “a lot of sonic adjustment", but will remain "familiar and fresh". She explained in a press release that “I am a painter who writes songs. My songs are very visual. The words create scenes … What I have done here is to gather some of these scenes (like a documentary filmmaker) and by juxtaposition, edit them into a whole new work.”

If you think this is some haphazardly thrown together box set, you're sadly mistaken. Mitchell took each of the 53 songs and arranged them in a way so that they're all a part of a "thematic act", similar to a ballet or play. She said “I had 40 years of footage to review. Then, suddenly, scenes began to hook up. Then series began to form. Instead of it being an emotional roller coaster ride as it was before — crammed into one disc — themes began to develop. Moods sustained. I was getting there…When this long editorial process (two years) finally came to rest, I had four ballets or a four-act ballet — a quartet. I also had a box set.”

You can view the entire tracklist below. The box set also comes with a hard cover book that has 53 lyrical poems to go along with the songs, six paintings, and liner notes that Mitchell wrote herself about the recording process.

  • Tracklist:
  • Disc 1
  • 01. In France They Kiss On Main street
  • 02. Ray’s Dad’s Cadillac
  • 03. You Turn Me On I’m A Radio
  • 04. Harlem In Havana
  • 05. Car On a Hill
  • 06. Dancin Clown
  • 07. River
  • 08. Chinese Cafe/Unchained Melody
  • 09. Harry’s House/Centerpiece
  • 10. Shades of Scarlett Conquering
  • 11. Number One
  • 12. The Windfall (Everything For Nothing)
  • 13. Come In From the Cold
  • Disc 2
  • 01. Court and Spark
  • 02. No Apologies
  • 03. Trouble Child
  • 04. Not to Blame
  • 05. Nothing Can Be Done
  • 06. Comes Love
  • 07. Moon At the window
  • 08. Blue
  • 10. The Wolf That Lives In Lindsey
  • 11. Hana
  • 12. Hejira
  • 13. Stay In Touch
  • 14. Night Ride Home
  • Disc 3
  • 01. You’re My Thrill
  • 02. The Crazy Cries of Love
  • 03. Love Puts On a New Face
  • 04. Borderline
  • 05. A Strange Boy
  • 06. You Dream Flat Tires
  • 07. Love
  • 08. All I Want
  • 09. Be Cool
  • 10. Yvette In English
  • 11. Just Like This Train
  • 12. Carey
  • 13. The Only Joy In Town
  • Disc 4
  • 01. Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter
  • 02. Two Grey Rooms
  • 03. God Must Be a Boogie Man
  • 04. Down To You
  • 05. A Case of You
  • 06. The Last Time I Saw Richard
  • 07. Raised on Robbery
  • 08. Sweet Sucker Dance
  • 09. Lakota
  • 10. Cool Water
  • 11. Amelia
  • 12. Both Sides Now
  • 13. My Best To You