Now here’s the moment from Mitchell’s appearance that was worth the price of admission all by itself. Mitchell tackles ‘Both Sides Now,’ one of her greatest songs, in a beautiful, moving performance that makes wonderful use of the lower register she has developed after a lot of cigarettes and a lot of time.
This is a powerful performance that finds Mitchell playing with new phrasings, stretching some lines and condensing others, making a classic song feel brand new.
And how profound to hear a song she first performed at 23 years old reinterpreted 55 years later. Talk about seeing life from both sides.