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“Woodstock” / “Big Yellow Taxi” – Joni Mitchell

Contributed by Garrison Martin on Aug 18th, 2019. Artwork published in .
    “Woodstock” / “Big Yellow Taxi” – Joni Mitchell
    Source: https://www.45cat.com Jente Jan de Jong. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Joni Mitchell actually didn’t play Woodstock because of scheduling conflicts. Her boyfriend, at the time, Graham Nash performed (for only the second time) with his band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. The song was partly inspired by his account and tells the fictional story of a festival-goer’s experience while traveling to the festival. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young actually did a cover of the song which became the better known version.

    This French sleeve uses Amelia, which was available from local dry-transfer manufacturer Mecanorma as Orea. The narrow grotesque is probably their British Inserat Extra Condensed. It is virtually identical to Letraset’s Compacta.

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    • British Inserat

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