Author Topic: Joni - The Hissing of Summer Lawns acoustic demos  (Read 332 times)

bakabaka

  • not improving with age
Joni - The Hissing of Summer Lawns acoustic demos
« on: July 21, 2021, 04:40:27 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwqHVIESqzo


Just came across these on youtube - they are glorious!
So many demo tracks added to albums make you think 'I can see why this was never released', but these are so close to finished that it makes you feel sorry for the recording engineers who would have had virtually no input. But different enough to make you wonder why they were never released officially.
Listening to the simple, acoustic versions of this amazing album (Prince's favourite, apparently) reminds me of when I first heard it all those years ago - probably because the lyrics are so clear. And, like most of Joni's lyrics, they are pure poetry.

And the kazoo solo on Dreamland will make me miss it on the final version for a while.

Now to see if I can find versions that haven't been mp3'd for/by youtube...

kalowski

  • Maclunkey
Re: Joni - The Hissing of Summer Lawns acoustic demos
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2021, 05:29:06 PM »
Oh, wow, this is fantastic.

SpiderChrist

  • not here
Re: Joni - The Hissing of Summer Lawns acoustic demos
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2021, 06:57:38 AM »
That’s my morning walk soundtracked. Cheers baka

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