|Free Man In Paris|
|no production credits|
|Released on July 1974|
|US CHART POSITION #22 (charted July 27, 1974 for 14 weeks) . . . ROLLING STONE TOP 500 SONGS: #470|
|Find it at GEMM|
|AS 11041 wo. picture sleeve
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A good artist is like a camera with a complex and unique filter. As Joni Mitchell became widely popular, her lens took in wider circles, graduating from self-portraits to portraits of famous people. The scale of the music also grew, framing the excessive objects that appeared in her new field of vision. “Free Man In Paris” is a portrait of David Geffen (so legend goes), then an executive with Asylum Records. Joni the artist does a neat thing here by letting the subject speak to us directly. The result is that “Free Man In Paris” works like a miniature, musical documentary; Joni simply presents it and frames it. The B side is a self-portrait in a mirror at a big party, Mitchell an island in a sea of people. Both tracks are identical to the elpee versions; generally speaking, Mitchell’s singles are an unrewarding avenue for collectors.
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|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|US/CAN||July 1974||Asylum||7"||AS 11041|
|US||1974||Asylum||7PRO||AS-11041-A||feat. A mono on flip|
|US||Asylum Spun Gold||7"||E-45075|
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