Album of the Day
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Released on this day in 1971, BLUE appears regularly on critics' lists of the greatest albums ever made, and with good reason. After three releases that established her at the forefront of the singer-songwriter movement, Joni Mitchell took a break from the grind of touring to create this work of disarming honesty. An exceptionally revealing look at relationships framed with intimate arrangements – much of the set is just Joni accompanying herself on guitar, piano or dulcimer - songs like "California," "A Case Of You" and "The Last Time I Saw Richard" share their thoughts with listeners like pages of a friend's diary. A Grammy Hall Of Fame award winner, BLUE is a perfect record for late night reflection on life and love.