|At The Heart Of The Melt references|
"...Cause as soon as Joni says "blue"
Canadian songstress (and legitimate Canadian musical idol, the likes of which Ben Mulroney and company can't manufacture) Joni Mitchell released "Blue" in 1971. The album was Joni's attempt to shed the image of hippie goddess she'd acquired, and present a more heartfelt, authentic and expressive effort. Mitchell was actually contemplating a move away from music and into poetry in the years following Woodstock and the summer of love. "Blue" was eventually released after Mitchell removed two songs at the last minute and replaced them with what she felt were more comfortable tracks. "Blue" hit stores in June, complete with the title track, and numbers such as "California," "This Flight Tonight" and "The Last Time I Saw Richard."