Both Sides Now
Joni Mitchell
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Rows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I've looked at clouds that way

1969
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  • the song was not released as a single - no chart rank
  • from Joni Mitchell's second studio album, Clouds (1969)
  • ranks #171 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • Judy Collins had a No. 8 hit single with "Both Sides Now" in 1968
  • written by Joni Mitchell
  • Mitchell wrote the song in March 1967, inspired by a passage in a book.  Mitchell: "I was reading Saul Bellow's "Henderson the Rain King" on a plane and early in the book Henderson the Rain King is also up in a plane. He's on his way to Africa and he looks down and sees these clouds. I put down the book, looked out the window and saw clouds too, and I immediately started writing the song."
  • produced by Joni Mitchell
  • engineered by Henry Lewy
  • recorded at A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA
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