Hejira

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Hejira 52:00 $25.98
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1 Coyote 5:01 192/24 Album only
2 Amelia 6:01 192/24 Album only
3 Furry Sings The Blues 5:06 192/24 Album only
4 A Strange Boy 4:19 192/24 Album only
5 Hejira 6:42 192/24 Album only
6 Song For Sharon 8:37 192/24 Album only
7 Black Crow 4:22 192/24 Album only
8 Blue Motel Room 5:04 192/24 Album only
9 Refuge Of The Roads 6:42 192/24 Album only

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℗ © 1976 Asylum Records

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Considered to be one of her strongest records, Hejira was written by Joni Mitchell while she was traveling cross-country by herself from Maine to Los Angeles, California. The songs contain prominent imagery including highways, small towns, snow, and restlessness. About the album, Mitchell said: "the whole 'Hejira' album was really inspired... I wrote the album while traveling cross-country by myself and there is this restless feeling throughout it... The sweet loneliness of solitary travel." The album's name is taken from the arabic word hijra, which means "journey". Released in 1976, the album reached #13 on the Billboard 200 pop albums chart and was certified Gold.

Hejira prominently features Mitchell's guitar and the distinctive bass playing of Jaco Pastorius (most notably on "Refuge of the Roads" and "Hejira"), and is more cohesive and accessible than some of her later work, which was more jazz-oriented.

Personnel:
Joni Mitchell: vocals, acoustic & electric guitars
Larry Carlton: acoustic & electric guitars
Abe Most: clarinet on "Hejira"
Neil Young: harmonica on "Furry Sings the Blues"
Chuck Findley: horns on "Refuge of the Roads"
Tom Scott: horns on "Refuge of the Roads"
Victor Feldman: vibraphone on "Amelia"
Jaco Pastorius: bass on "Refuge of the Roads", "Black Crow", "Hejira" and "Coyote"
Max Bennett: bass on "Song for Sharon", "Furry Sings the Blues"
Chuck Domanico: bass on "Blue Motel Room"
John Guerin: drums
Bobbye Hall: percussion