Court and Spark (Paperback)

By Sean Nelson

Continuum, 9780826417732, 118pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2007



Court and Spark is Joni Mitchell's most overt attempt at making a hit record, full of glossy production, catchy choruses, and even guest stars from every stratum of rock culture, high (Robbie Robertson) and low (Cheech and Chong). The record was a smash, reaching number two on the charts in March of 1974, spawning three hit singles; Help Me, Free Man in Paris and Raised on Robbery and cementing Mitchell's position as a commercial as well as an artistic force.

About the Author

Sean Nelson is a writer and musician in Seattle, and is a partner in independent label Barsuk Records.