River from Joni Mitchell’s 1971 album Blue is well remembered by her fans, although the album didn’t chart in Australia.
Although never released as a single, Joni Mitchell’s River from her album Blue holds second place among her songs most recorded by other artists.
The song is about the recent breakup of a romantic relationship, with the singer longing to escape her painful emotional bonds. It is thought to be inspired by Mitchell’s 1968–1970 relationship with Graham Nash. Although the song is merely set near Christmas time, rather than being about Christmas, it has become something of a modern Christmas standard.
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