Joni Mitchell - Bass, Guitar, Producer, Art Direction
Larry Klein - Organ, Bass, Producer
Michael Landau - Guitar (Electric)
Seal - Vocals
Wayne Shorter - Sax (Soprano)
Turbulent Indigo is an album by Joni Mitchell. It was released in 1994, and became one of her most critically acclaimed releases, winning a Grammy Award for Pop Album of the Year.
The album takes inspiration from the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh for Mitchell's self-portrait on the cover, and it draws on a similar energy throughout. The song Turbulent Indigo specifically addresses the madness of Van Gogh, while the song Magdalene Laundries recounts the sufferings of Irish women once consigned to Magdalen Asylums run by the Roman Catholic Church and made to work in the asylum's laundries. The song Not to Blame was rumored to be about Mitchell's singer-songwriting colleague Jackson Browne and his then girlfriend, actress Daryl Hannah. The song Sex Kills referenced a number of late twentieth century topical issues, including violence, global warming and consumerism.