Album artwork for For The Roses by Joni Mitchell
Album artwork for For The Roses by Joni Mitchell
Album artwork for For The Roses by Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell could've been forgiven if she chose to artistically and emotionally retreat on For the Roses, her 1972 follow-up to Blue – and a record made during a period she later called "melancholy exile." The singer-songwriter does nothing of the sort. In a move that foreshadowed what she would continue to do throughout her career, Mitchell dares to imagine – and deliver – novel ways of conveying emotion, colour, thought, and wisdom via elegant combinations of music and lyrics. Viewed as a "transitional" work, For the Roses is a vocal tour de force anchored by the Canadian native's uncanny prowess with phrasing words, shaping images, and considering perspectives in manners that not only make us feel but allow us to to be part of her every move. Experience this gorgeous work – the third of six masterpieces Mitchell released in the 1970s.

Joni Mitchell

For The Roses

Rhino
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Album artwork for Album artwork for For The Roses by Joni Mitchell by For The Roses - Joni Mitchell
Album artwork for For The Roses by Joni Mitchell
LP+

£42.99

Transparent Blue Vinyl

Released 28/10/2022Catalogue Number

0081227882624

Album artwork for For The Roses by Joni Mitchell
LP

£34.99

Black
Released 28/10/2022Catalogue Number

0603497841318

Album artwork for For The Roses by Joni Mitchell
CD+

£44.99

Mobile Fidelity Edition, Numbered Hybrid SACD release date TBC

Released 27/01/2023Catalogue Number

CMFSA2271

Album artwork for For The Roses by Joni Mitchell
LP+x2

£189.99

Mobile Fidelity Edition 180g 45RPM SuperVinyl 2LP Box Set release date TBC

Black
Released 27/01/2023Catalogue Number

LMFUD1S051

Joni Mitchell

For The Roses

Rhino
Album artwork for Album artwork for For The Roses by Joni Mitchell by For The Roses - Joni Mitchell
Album artwork for Album artwork for For The Roses by Joni Mitchell by For The Roses - Joni Mitchell
Album artwork for Album artwork for For The Roses by Joni Mitchell by For The Roses - Joni Mitchell
Album artwork for For The Roses by Joni Mitchell
LP+

£42.99

Transparent Blue Vinyl

Released 28/10/2022Catalogue Number

0081227882624

Album artwork for For The Roses by Joni Mitchell
LP

£34.99

Black
Released 28/10/2022Catalogue Number

0603497841318

Album artwork for For The Roses by Joni Mitchell
CD+

£44.99

Mobile Fidelity Edition, Numbered Hybrid SACD release date TBC

Released 27/01/2023Catalogue Number

CMFSA2271

Album artwork for For The Roses by Joni Mitchell
LP+x2

£189.99

Mobile Fidelity Edition 180g 45RPM SuperVinyl 2LP Box Set release date TBC

Black
Released 27/01/2023Catalogue Number

LMFUD1S051

Joni Mitchell could've been forgiven if she chose to artistically and emotionally retreat on For the Roses, her 1972 follow-up to Blue – and a record made during a period she later called "melancholy exile." The singer-songwriter does nothing of the sort. In a move that foreshadowed what she would continue to do throughout her career, Mitchell dares to imagine – and deliver – novel ways of conveying emotion, colour, thought, and wisdom via elegant combinations of music and lyrics. Viewed as a "transitional" work, For the Roses is a vocal tour de force anchored by the Canadian native's uncanny prowess with phrasing words, shaping images, and considering perspectives in manners that not only make us feel but allow us to to be part of her every move. Experience this gorgeous work – the third of six masterpieces Mitchell released in the 1970s.