Joni Mitchell’s rare book of handwritten lyrics, poems and paintings to be released to public | News - Music Crowns

Joni Mitchell’s rare book of handwritten lyrics, poems and paintings to be released to public

Joni Mitchell will release a book of rare paintings, poetry, and lyrics to the public for the first time.

The contents of the upcoming release were originally penned by the ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ singer in 1971.

Titled Morning Glory on the Vine, the rare collection of handwritten words were limited to 100 copies and gifted to the singer’s close friends.

Now, the work will be available to fans for the first time, arriving via publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on 22nd October.

The upcoming version also boasts a new introduction from Mitchell.

Announcing the revamped edition of Morning Glory on the Vine, a post on Mitchell’s official website reveals: “In this faithfully reproduced facsimile edition, Joni’s best-loved lyrics and poems spill across the pages in her own elegant script.

“The lively, full-colour watercolour paintings depict a superb array of landscapes, still-lifes, portraits of friends, self-portraits, innovative abstractions, and more. All the paintings from the original book are included, along with several additional works that Joni had intended to include for her friends in 1971.”

The book’s announcement follows the release of Joni 75 last Friday (8th March), a tribute album that contains live renditions of Mitchell’s hits from the likes of Chaka Khan, Rufus Wainwright, Norah Jones, and James Taylor.

Photo by Henry Diltz

Madeleine Dunne

While studying multimedia journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University, Madeleine began writing for several publications including Transistor, Vegan Connections, and GigSlutz. In 2018, she became the music editor for Vegan Connections before joining the Music Crowns team as a staff writer and digital assistant. @kohlgrrl

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