Album artwork for The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
Album artwork for The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell

The Hissing of Summer Lawns is personal protest music and barbed social commentary as only Joni Mitchell can deliver. The follow-up to her most commercially successful album pursues adventurous jazz-dictated directions, abstract impulses, and tough-minded lyrics that stand in contrast to much of her prior work. As does the songwriting, which sees Mitchell turning further away from introspective portraits and sketching third-person narratives that put her in the roles of observer, mythologist, and impressionist – mostly from the perspective of a male gaze. Throughout, and no matter the subject matter, the singer-songwriter is in control – unlike many of the protagonists populating the record. Deemed by Rolling Stone the 258th Greatest Album of All Time, The Hissing of Summer Lawns unfolds with exceptional soulfulness, transparency, warmth, and airiness.

Joni Mitchell

The Hissing Of Summer Lawns

Rhino
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Album artwork for The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
CD

£6.99

Released 23/07/2007Catalogue Number

0075596033220

Album artwork for The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
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£27.99

Released 19/09/2022Catalogue Number

0081227986155

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Album artwork for The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
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Joni Mitchell

The Hissing Of Summer Lawns

Rhino
Album artwork for Album artwork for The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell by The Hissing Of Summer Lawns - Joni Mitchell
Album artwork for Album artwork for The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell by The Hissing Of Summer Lawns - Joni Mitchell
Album artwork for The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
CD

£6.99

Released 23/07/2007Catalogue Number

0075596033220

Album artwork for The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
LP

£27.99

Released 19/09/2022Catalogue Number

0081227986155

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
CD+

£44.99

Mobile Fidelity Edition Numbered Hybrid SACD release date TBC

Released 27/01/2023Catalogue Number

CMFSA2265

Album artwork for The Hissing Of Summer Lawns 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

LMFUD1S047

The Hissing of Summer Lawns is personal protest music and barbed social commentary as only Joni Mitchell can deliver. The follow-up to her most commercially successful album pursues adventurous jazz-dictated directions, abstract impulses, and tough-minded lyrics that stand in contrast to much of her prior work. As does the songwriting, which sees Mitchell turning further away from introspective portraits and sketching third-person narratives that put her in the roles of observer, mythologist, and impressionist – mostly from the perspective of a male gaze. Throughout, and no matter the subject matter, the singer-songwriter is in control – unlike many of the protagonists populating the record. Deemed by Rolling Stone the 258th Greatest Album of All Time, The Hissing of Summer Lawns unfolds with exceptional soulfulness, transparency, warmth, and airiness.