Greatest Songs, #470: “Free Man in Paris” by Joni Mitchell

Album: Court and Spark (Asylum Records)
Year: 1974
Written by: Joni Mitchell
Billboard Hot 100: #22

 From Rolling Stone:

Mitchell told ROLLING STONE that Court and Spark marked a “turning point” for her. “I perceived my inability to love,” she said. “It horrified me.” She put her fear into the jazzy beauty of “Free Man in Paris.” Rumor had it the “Free Man” of the song was her label boss at the time, David Geffen.