Joni Mitchell Discusses Handpicked ‘Love Has Many Faces’ Box Set

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 10.15.14 in News

Joni Mitchell has revealed some of the details surrounding her four-disc box set Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, a Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced. Originally meant as a tidy best-of compilation, the project took a couple years to complete, as the singer-songwriter tried to construct a clear narrative through handpicked selections from her 17 albums.

“What I have done here is to gather some of these scenes (like a documentary filmmaker) and by juxtaposition, edit them into a whole new work,” Mitchell explained in a statement (via Rolling Stone). “I had 40 years of footage to review. Then, suddenly, scenes began to hook up … Instead of it being an emotional roller coaster ride as it was before — crammed into one disc — themes began to develop. Moods sustained. I was getting there … When this long editorial process finally came to rest, I had four ballets or a four-act ballet-a quartet. I also had a box set.”

Take a look at its cover art and complete tracklisting below, and look out for the entire affair through Rhino on November 17.

Joni Mitchell 'Love Has Many Faces' collecton

Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, a Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced:
Disc 1
1. In France They Kiss On Main Street
2. Ray’s Dad’s Cadillac
3. You Turn Me On I’m A Radio
4. Harlem In Havana
5. Car On a Hill
6. Dancin Clown
7. River
8. Chinese Cafe/Unchained Melody
9. Harry’s House/Centerpiece
10. Shades of Scarlett Conquering
11. Number One
12. The Windfall (Everything For Nothing)
13. Come In From the Cold

Disc 2
1. Court and Spark
2. No Apologies
3. Trouble Child
4. Not to Blame
5. Nothing Can Be Done
6. Comes Love
7. Moon At the Window”
8. Blue
9. Tax Free
10. The Wolf That Lives In Lindsey
11. Hana
12. Hejira
13. Stay In Touch
14. Night Ride Home

Disc 3
1. You’re My Thrill
2. The Crazy Cries of Love
3. Love Puts On a New Face
4. Borderline
5. A Strange Boy
6. You Dream Flat Tires
7. Love
8. All I Want
9. Be Cool
10. Yvette In English
11. Just Like This Train
12. Carey
13. The Only Joy In Town

Disc 4
1. Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter
2. Two Grey Rooms
3. God Must Be a Boogie Man
4. Down To You
5. A Case of You
6. The Last Time I Saw Richard
7. Raised on Robbery
8. Sweet Sucker Dance
9. Lakota
10. Cool Water
11. Amelia
12. Both Sides Now
13. My Best To You