Joni Mitchell Recording Vocals In L.A.

Veteran singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell has begun recording vocal

tracks in Los Angeles for her next album, tentatively titled Both Sides

Now. Expected in early 2000, the LP includes Mitchell's favorite

standards as well as re-recorded versions of her own songs, including

"Both Sides Now" and "A Case of You." Mitchell has been invited to debut

the album with a full orchestra at La Scala, the birthplace of opera, in

Milan, Italy. Meanwhile, The Joni Mitchell Tribute Album, featuring

Chaka Khan, Elvis Costello, Björk and Janet

Jackson performing their favorite Joni Mitchell songs, will hit stores

late this year.