Misses (album)

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Compilation album by Joni Mitchell
Released October 29, 1996
Recorded 1969—1994
Genre Folk, folk jazz, electronica
Label Reprise
Producer Joni Mitchell, Larry Klein,
Mike Shipley
Joni Mitchell chronology
Taming the Tiger
(1998)Taming the Tiger1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Misses is a 1996 compilation album by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. The selections, chosen by Mitchell herself, concentrate on her lesser known, more experimental work, including jazz influenced recordings from the late 1970s and electronic music from the 1980s. Mitchell also designed the album cover.[2] The album is a companion to Hits, issued on the same day. Mitchell agreed to a request from her record company to release a greatest hits album on the condition that she also be allowed to release Misses.[3]

Cyndi Lauper nominated Misses as one of her all-time favourite albums, singling out 'A Case of You'.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Joni Mitchell, except where indicated.

  1. "Passion Play (When All the Slaves Are Free)" – 5:25
  2. "Nothing Can Be Done" – 4:53
  3. "A Case of You" – 4:20
  4. "The Beat of Black Wings" – 5:19
  5. "Dog Eat Dog" – 4:41
  6. "The Wolf That Lives in Lindsey" – 6:35
  7. "The Magdalene Laundries" – 4:02
  8. "The Impossible Dreamer" – 4:30
    • From Dog Eat Dog.
  9. "Sex Kills" – 3:56
    • From Turbulent Indigo.
  10. "The Reoccurring Dream" – 3:02
    • From Chalk Mark in A Rain Storm. Co-written by Larry Klein.
  11. "Harry's House/Centerpiece" – 6:48
  12. "The Arrangement" – 3:32
  13. "For the Roses" – 3:48
  14. "Hejira" – 6:42


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Joni Mitchell albums: Misses". Joni Mitchell.com. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Vladimir Bogdanov; Chris Woodstra; Stephen Thomas Erlewine, eds. (2002). All music guide to rock: the definitive guide to rock, pop, and soul (3rd rev. ed.). Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 746. ISBN 0-87930-653-X. 
  4. ^ Mojo, March 1997