At last summer's Newport Folk Festival, Joni Mitchell stunned attendees when she returned to the stage for the first time in 20 years and now we have learned the 13 song set will be featured on a new Brandi Carlile produced live album - At Newport, due out July 28.
The album includes linear notes from rock journalist Cameron Crowe, who said -
“Mitchell emerged from the side of the stage, swaying smoothly, in fine summer-style with beret and sunglasses. Her good-natured mood instantly set the tone. This performance would be an intimate gathering of friends, not unlike the Joni Jams she’d been hosting in her own living room over the last few years of recovery ... Smiling broadly, Mitchell made her surprise appearance, taking her on-stage seat alongside Carlile. Within minutes, the news had rocketed around the globe. Mitchell was back, sparkling with enthusiasm, delivering a tender and passionate set of 13 songs, ending with a joyful sing-along of ‘The Circle Game' ...”