The Untamed Joni Mitchell: A RealVideo Report

Joni Mitchell, one of the most admired and accomplished songwriters of the rock era, released the 19th album of her career this week, "Taming the Tiger," Mitchell's first in four years.

Mitchell has kept a fairly low profile since the release of her last record, 1994's "Turbulent Indigo," spending most of the time tracking down -- and eventually reuniting with -- a daughter she gave up for adoption over 30 years ago, and in 1997 released a book of her collected lyrics and poems.

MTV News' Chris Connelly sat down for a rare interview with Mitchell recently, and discovered that even at age 54, the woman who helped inspire artists ranging from Sarah McLachlan and Sheryl Crow to Missy Elliott and Angelique Kidjo -- remains completely untamed.

For more on Connelly's interview with Mitchell, check out his report right here in streaming RealVideo.

As we previously reported (see "Joni Mitchell Tries To Bring Concert To Television"),

Mitchell has found a home for her pay-per-view performance on satelite carriers USSB and Viewers Choice. The special airs Friday, November 6.