- Breakthrough Hit: This album established Joni Mitchell as a major singer-songwriter.
- Creator Breakdown: Blue was influenced by Mitchell's breakups with James Taylor and Graham Nash.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: A large portion of the album dealt with Mitchell's partner break-ups, often in great detail and brutal honesty. The line I want to knit you a sweater in "All I Want", for instance, was something she used to for Graham Nash. "The Last Time I Saw Richard" is literally an anecdote about her last meeting with Chuck Mitchell, referred to as Richard.
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