Fusing neo-jazz with folk and rock, Joni Mitchell’s sixth studio album – Court and Spark – deftly weaves a sonic tapestry whose lyrical tenor plays counterpoint and asks the listener to weigh the costs of emotional commitment against the benefits of casual relationships.
There was nothing easy, or egalitarian about the ability to commercially sell albums before the digital era arrived. In the ’60s and ’70s if you wanted to put out an LP and didn’t have the backing of a record label, you were left with finding a way to privately press your own. Today, there's Qrates.
Vintage Shure moving-magnet cartridges offer considerable presence, texture and dynamic heft, playback traits the most cerebral vinyl collectors acknowledge as prerequisites for emotional connectivity.