By Rob Brunner
Updated March 12, 1999 at 05:00 AM EST

Both recent TV specials contain Mitchell’s ”Big Yellow Taxi” (Janet incorporates the song into ”Got ’til It’s Gone”), but that’s all these concert videos share. Janet’s show is a gyrating, arena-size spectacle; Joni performs on an L.A. stage tastefully decorated with her own paintings. Janet glares at the crowd; Joni tells jokes and stories. And Janet’s hit-packed show can’t find a groove until halfway through, while Joni and her nimble band are consistently great, only losing a bit of steam during a silly cover of ”Why Do Fools Fall in Love?”
Janet: B
Joni: A