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:
WTRF is a TAS list Super Disc with many good qualities, but you’d never know it from the typically lean, bass-shy pressing you might find on your turntable.
Also, since this record can be a little cold sounding — it’s a modern recording after all, and 1982 is sadly nothing like 1972 — filling it out and warming it up is just what the doctor ordered.
John Golden (JG) mastered the originals. The best of them prove that he did a great job at least some of the time. (To find “the best of them,” aka Hot Stampers, read on.)
You can count on the fact that our Hot Stamper pressings will be unusually rich and full-bodied, with lovely warmth and presence.
Chinese Cafe/Unchained Melody
Wild Things Run Fast
Moon at the Window
(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care
You Dream Flat Tires
Man to Man
Underneath the Streetlight
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.