Joni Mitchell: Court and Spark
Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University, 1974. Vintage Joni Mitchell concert poster for a performance at Wilfrid Laurier University, February 9, 1974, in support of her classic 1974 album, "Court and Spark." Featuring a striking one-color tiger orange graphic of the Norman Seef photograph featured on the verso of the "Court and Spark" album sleeve. The only example of this poster we have ever seen.
A fan review from the Joni Mitchell website: "People were buzzing, saying 'Joni’s got an electric band now!' No reserved seating for this show. [When] the doors were opened...a crowd swarmed past the head of the line, pushing their way in.
"The LA Express came on immediately to play a warm up set. None of us had heard Court and Spark yet and had no idea what to expect. After a set of cool and funky jazz by Tom Scott and [company], Joni came on and played an acoustic set on piano and alternating between two acoustic guitars, changing tunings quickly and chatting candidly between songs, at ease and intimate.
"After her solo set there was a break and when [Joni] came back she was joined by the band, Robben Ford on Guitar, Max Bennet, bass and John Guerin doing a fine job on the drums, lifting the whole concert to a new height. The show closed with “Raised on Robbery. ... It was...a happy kick in the head and heart!"
17 x 23 inches. Faint creasing to the far bottom corners, else Near Fine.
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