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Album Review: Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1: The Early Years 1963-1967 [Box Set] by Joni Mitchell
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Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1: The Early Years 1963-1967 fills in an important chapter that heretofore has gone undocumented through in her official discography: her formative years as a folkie, playing intimate venues and radio stations while recording the occasional demo or gift tape at home. It's every manner of amateur recording, spanning a period from when Mitchell first started singing publicly to just before the recording of her 1968 debut album, Song to a Seagull (produced by David Crosby), and what's remarkable about the set is that it's possible to hear Mitchell discover and develop her voice over the course of five discs.