Joni Mitchell: The Hissing of Summer Lawns

Joni Mitchell (artist)
Norman Seef (photographer)

N.p. Asylum Records, 1976. Vintage two-sided concert poster for a performance by Joni Mitchell, with special guest The L.A. Express, at the Dallas Memorial Auditorium on January 26, 1976.

Each side of the striking metallic silver and moss green poster features a slight variation on the "Hissing of Summer Lawns" album art, created by Mitchell. Tiny replicas of Mitchell's three previous albums, "Miles of Aisles" (1974), "Court and Spark" (1974), and "For The Roses" (1972), along the bottom edge.

A review of this show from the Dallas Morning News noted: "Joni Mitchell held 9,000 persons in the palm of her hand Monday night at Memorial Auditorium. [She] sang 21 songs, including her one encore number, concentrating on the songs [from] her last two studio albums. [Seven were] from her last album, “The Hissing of Summer Lawns,” and six from the studio album before that, “Court and Spark.”

"She also sang three songs from “Ladies of the Canyon”, two from “For the Roses”, one she wrote for her live album, “Miles of Aisles” and two new compositions, both of which were in a less jazzy vein than her recent efforts, [reflecting] back to her earlier personal style of writing, one titled "Coyote."

17.25 x 24 inches, on card stock. Very Good plus, with some light creasing at the corners and a tiny clean hole, possibly as issued, in the top right corner.

[Book #156832]