Joni Mitchell Discusses Health Recovery, Early Days With Cameron Crowe

Joni Mitchell has not talked with the media since suffering an aneurysm in 2015, but she has spoken with a part-time member of the press — Cameron Crowe, the rock journalist turned writer-director turned very occasional rock journalist again — for a Q&A that has been published in England’s Guardian. In the interview, Mitchell talks for the first time about the difficulty of her recovering from the debilitating physical setback of five years ago, on top of reminiscing about the earliest days of her music career in the ’60s.

The article appears days prior to the Friday release of “Joni Mitchell Archives Vol 1: The Early Years (1963-1967),” a boxed set covering live and studio material from the period leading up to the release of her debut album, which she was once happy to keep in the vault but now has a more sanguine attitude about releasing.

Mitchell, who has

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