"I looked at life from both sides now". The wonder of never-ending artistry.
I cried through most of it also. I think it was because I could feel all the love those artists has for her and you could see the joy just blossom in Joni when she realizes people cared. I heard Brandi Carlisle say she arranged it all because Joni felt no one cares. Watch the CBS morning review of it. It was just all so amazing.
I have never known a thing about Joni Mitchell...I just turned 50 a couple months ago. But, I cried like a baby watching this video. I have been a singer all my life. In church choir, school choir, college concert choir, the Sweet Adelines International, and most recently I was a first soprano for the Bach Festival Choir in Winter Park, FL. I left the choir when I became a busy mother. But, I totally get what you're talking about...how our voices age. It's one reason I never wanted to stay in the Bach choir until I was booted out because I didn't sound good anymore. The director does ask members to leave sometimes...and usually the older sopranos. We sound the worst when we get old...our high-pitched voices belting out notes that carry above every other part. Sometimes we can become altos. But I would never want to be asked to leave. I'd rather leave when it's on my terms. Even at 50, I already feel how much harder it is for me to sing than it was when I was 30. I feel more comfortable being an alto now. After listening to the performance of 78-year-old Joni singing, I looked up the original version on Spotify. I think I actually like the 2022 version more. What a gift.