Joni Mitchell / Wild Things Run Fast – A Desert Island Disc

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One of our favorite Joni Mitchell albums. A Desert Island disc for me & one of the few good reasons to listen to new music in the ’80s. 

My personal Must Own Joni Mitchell list includes:

  1. The First Album (aka Song to a Seagull),
  2. Blue,
  3. Court & Spark and
  4. Wild Things Run Fast.

WTRF is a TAS list Super Disc with many good qualities, but you’d never know it from the typical lean, bass-shy pressing. Since this record can be a little cold sounding — it’s a modern recording after all — filling it out and warming it up a little is just what the doctor ordered.

Our Hot Stamper pressings will be unusually rich and full-bodied with lovely warmth and presence.


Side One

Chinese Cafe/Unchained Melody
Wild Things Run Fast
Ladies’ Man 
Moon at the Window 
Solid Love

Side Two

Be Cool
(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care
You Dream Flat Tires
Man to Man
Underneath the Streetlight

AMG Review

On her first new studio album of original material in five years and her debut for Geffen Records, Joni Mitchell achieved more of a balance between her pop abilities and her jazz aspirations, meanwhile rediscovering a more direct, emotional lyric approach. The result was her best album since the mid-’70s.