Acclaimed Canadian artist Joni Mitchell has unveiled a hidden gem from her unreleased tracks, giving fans a glimpse into her upcoming compilation, Archives, Vol. 3: The Asylum Years (1972-1975). This anthology promises a trove of recordings, demos, and alternate takes, complemented by rare live shows and more.
The showcased demo is titled “Like Veils Said Lorraine,” a poignant piano number from the crossroads of 1971 and 1972. Mitchell shares on her website that the piece stemmed from an interaction with a real estate agent while exploring properties in British Columbia.
Set for an October 6 release under the Rhino label, the anthology delves into pivotal years that birthed iconic albums like For the Roses, Court and Spark, and The Hissing of Summer Lawns. It also boasts collaborations with legends like Neil Young in a rendition of “You Turn Me On I’m A Radio” and features tracks alongside Graham Nash and David Crosby.