The Hissing of Summer Lawns is the seventh studio album by the Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, released in 1975. The first track, "In France They Kiss on Main Street", is a jazz-rock song about coming of age in a small town in the 1950s rock & roll era. (The song was released as the single from the album and reached number 66 on the Billboard charts.
Released November 1975. The Hissing of Summer Lawns Tracklist. 1. In France They Kiss on Main Street Lyrics. 2. The Jungle Line Lyrics.
Joni Mitchell evolved from the smooth jazz-pop of Court and Spark to the radical Hissing of Summer Lawns, an adventurous work that remains among her most difficult records.
Acoustic Guitar – Joni Mitchell (tracks: A1 to A4, B4. All songs published by Crazy Crow Music BMI except "Centerpiece" published by Caphryl Music ASCAP and "The Hissing Of Summer Lawns" published by Crazy Crow Music BMI and Mad Man's Drum Music ASCAP.
The Hissing of Summer Lawns will never be an initial gateway to Joni Mitchell. Released 40 years ago this month, it marked a turning point in her career. But its somber, ed sound can be better appreciated, the story goes, once one is well-acquainted with her more crystalline statements: 1971’s Blue-the gold standard in pop music of that decade-and '74's Court and Spark. A year later, The Hissing of Summer Lawns was purportedly a transitional experiment, neither self-sufficient nor cleanly rendered. The album was jarring to many fans.