Jay Blakesberg/Retna
Clark Collis
October 01, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Shine

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
105 minutes
performer
David Helfgott, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Lynn Redgrave, Geoffrey Rush
director
Scott Hicks
distributor
Australian Film Finance Corporation
author
Jan Sardi
genre
Drama

We gave it an B-

Joni Mitchell’s first album of (mostly) new material in nine years is reminiscent of a chapter from the singer-songwriter’s past — not her famous, acoustic balladeering Blue period but her subsequent, jazzier albums. Delicate overture ”One Week Last Summer” could be an outtake from 1977’s underrated Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter, while the clattering ”Night of the Iguana” calls to mind her peerless 1976 release, Hejira. And if anyone is going to do a pleasant-if-pointless revamp of ”Big Yellow Taxi,” it might as well be the woman who wrote it.

Download This: Stream ”This Place” and the rest of the new Joni Mitchell CD at AOL Music

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