Joni Mitchell receives the Grammy Award for Best Historical Album and delivers a speech at the 2022 Grammy Awards.
Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967) was named Best Historical Album at the Grammy Awards.
At the 2022 Grammy Awards, Joni Mitchell’s Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967) received the award for Best Historical Album. Several collections, including Prince’s Sign o’ the Times, voted for it (Super Deluxe Edition). Mitchell accepted the award at the afternoon’s Grammy Premiere Ceremony, and she gave a brief speech thanking her company, liner notes writer Cameron Crowe, her physical therapist, and a number of other colleagues. You may read it in its entirety below.
Mitchell was named MusiCares Person of the Year at the Grammy Awards this week. Her attendance at the April 1 ceremony was one of her few public appearances after suffering a brain aneurism in 2015. Brandi Carlile’s performance during the main Grammys event was afterwards presented by her and Bonnie Raitt. The Early Years is the first of a series of archival Mitchell albums, comprising some of the singer-earliest songwriter’s known recordings as a young artist.
Pitchfork’s piece “Joni Mitchell: Her Art and Life in 33 Songs” may be found on the Pitch, as well as all of Pitchfork’s Grammy coverage in 2022.
Thank you very much! Thank you very much to the Academy for this nomination and victory. This surprised me. I’d want to express my gratitude to my dream team for their assistance in putting it together. Thank you to everyone at Rhino, especially Patrick and Dorian, Lisa, and Marcy, who is my assistant in all of this and keeps me on track. And to my physical therapist, Sultoon, who is also my angel. Also, a special thanks to Cameron Crowe, who penned the project’s liner notes and is a great friend. And to Frank, my boss, I want to express my gratitude for all of your help with this. And everyone at Rhino who worked so hard to make the package look so good. Thank you very much.