Joni Mitchell‘s iconic song “Both Sides, Now” is included on an upcoming EP from U.S. Elevator, a collaboration between the folk-rock singer/songwriter duo Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion and hip hop producers the Rondo Brothers.
Guthrie is the daughter of folk singer/songwriter Arlo Guthrie and the granddaughter of folk legend Woody Guthrie. U.S. Elevator’s beat-folk cover of “Both Sides, Now” is also included with a cover of Jim Croce‘s “Spin, Spin, Spin”.
Both songs are streaming at the bottom of Mike Ragogna’s interview with Arlo Guthrie about the Woody Guthrie Centennial Concerts at The Huffington Post. The EP is being released on April 21, aka Record Store Day. Or you can listen below:
“Both Sides, Now” originally appeared on Joni Mitchell’s second album Clouds, originally released in 1969. It is easily her most covered song and is included on Rolling Stone‘s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Judy Collins introduced the song to the general public in 1968 and included it on her second album of the same name.
“Spin, Spin, Spin” was originally released on the Jim and Ingrid Croce duo album Croce from 1969, a surprisingly obscure pick from his career predating his more commercially successful solo debut in 1972.