here turned to guests like Michael McDonald
, Thomas Dolby
, Don Henley
, James Taylor
, and Wayne Shorter
, continuing to straddle the worlds of California folk/pop and jazz fusion. Musically, it worked, although as a lyricist, Mitchell
again took off after abstractions (one song railed against "The three great stimulants of the exhausted ones/Artifice, brutality and innocence"), such that, even when you could figure out what she was talking about, you didn't care.