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Both Sides Now is a concept album by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell that was released in 2000. It is her 17th studio album. The album won two Grammy Awards in 2001 for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for the song “Both Sides, Now”.
The album traces the progress of the modern relationship through Mitchell’s orchestral renditions of classic jazz songs. Two of her songs are included: “A Case of You” (1971) and “Both Sides, Now” (1969). The orchestra was arranged and conducted by Vince Mendoza.
In the liner notes, co-producer Larry Klein describes the album as “a programmatic suite documenting a relationship from initial flirtation through optimistic consummation, metamorphosing into disillusionment, ironic despair, and finally resolving in the philosophical overview of acceptance and the probability of the cycle repeating itself”.
A limited run of copies was released on February 8, 2000, in chocolate box packaging for Valentine’s Day with several lithographs of Mitchell paintings. A jewel-case edition was released on March 20, 2000.
On tour, Mitchell performed the songs in the same sequence as the album, but she opened with the overture “Nuages”, the first movement from Nocturnes, an orchestral suite composed by Claude Debussy. “Nuages” is the French word for “clouds”. Although the music sets a romantic mood, the use of this piece can be seen as a pun since Clouds is the name of the album on which the song “Both Sides, Now” made its appearance.
1. “You’re My Thrill” 3:52
2. “At Last” 4:28
3. “Comes Love” 4:29
4. “You’ve Changed” 5:00
5. “Answer Me, My Love”3:23
6. “A Case of You” 5:52
7. “Don’t Go to Strangers” 4:10
8. “Sometimes I’m Happy” 3:58
9. “Don’t Worry ’bout Me” 3:49
10. “Stormy Weather” 3:07
11. “I Wish I Were in Love Again” 3:36
12. “Both Sides, Now” 5:40
Carl Hilding “Doc” Severinsen (born July 7, 1927) is an American jazz trumpeter who led the band for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
Severinsen was born in Arlington, Oregon, to Minnie Mae (1897–1998) and Carl Severinsen (1898–1972).[He was nicknamed Doc after his father, the only dentist in Arlington. His father played violin and wanted him to play, too, but Severinsen wanted to play trombone. Because his arms weren’t long enough for trombone and the small Arlington music store had none available, he settled for cornet. A neighbor gave him some help on how to play, while his father, tobacco in mouth, instructed him to spit out the notes like spitting tobacco. His mother threatened to spank him if he didn’t practice.
Severinsen proved to have a knack for the instrument. He was in a high school band when he was seven, and two years later he won a state trumpet contest. At thirteen, he joined a multi-state all-star band, and at fourteen he auditioned for Tommy Dorsey but wasn’t hired. He started a quartet called the Blue Notes that performed at local dances.
Before graduating from high school, he was hired to go on the road with the Ted Fio Rito Orchestra. After he graduated, he went on tour with Charlie Barnet, Tommy Dorsey, and Benny Goodman. He was drafted by the Army during World War II. In 1946, he played trumpet on radio station KODL.
Doc Severinsen His Trumpet And Orchestra* – Fever
Label: Command – RS 893-S.D., Command – RS 893SD
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Style: Easy Listening
Fever (LP, Album, Quad) Command RS 893-S.D. Colombia 1971