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Joni Mitchell: Wembley Arena

Mary Harron, The Guardian, 25 April 1983

WITH JONI Mitchell, the music and the life are inseparable. As a confessional songwriter the appeal is based on identification; with those of us who used to sit hunched by the record player, this performance offered a three-way meeting — between her memories, our memories, and the collective memory of the past 15 years.

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