When Joni Mitchell took the stage Saturday afternoon, August 29th 1970, the Isle of Wight Festival had already seen its share of tumult. The promoters created, at great expense, one of the era's finest concert lineups. All these artists played through what Joni termed "mountains of amplifiers" and could easily drown out any unruly audience. And it was an unruly audience. Joni, however, had only an acoustic guitar, a dulcimer, a piano, and her own singular voice. She delivered an incredibly emotional and ultimately triumphant performance that included her iconic masterpieces Woodstock, Big Yellow Taxi, and Both Sides Now. Joni Mitchell at the Isle of Wight 1970 was directed by Murray Lerner.