Beatific ballad that’s as stark as it is bold. The iceiness in Mitchell’s soaring voice belies the song’s real warmth of feeling. The well-worn musician’s plea for escapism is given a new twist here, with the vibrant River choosing self-deprecation above the usual ‘poor me’ fare. ‘I’m so hard to handle, I’m selfish and I’m sad’.
A genuinely touching tune that’s about as far from mawkish hum-drum balladry as it’s possible to get.
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