John Denver - An Evening With John Denver (CD)

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Categories
PopCountryMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. Rock & Pop
  3. Singer/Songwriter
Number of Items
1
Title
An Evening with John Denver [Remaster]
Media
CD
BarCode
078636935324
Country of Origin
USA
Label
RCA
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Barcode
078636935324
Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] disc 1:
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Farewell Andromeda (welcome To My Morning)
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Mother Nature's Son
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Summer
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Today
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Toledo
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Matthew
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Rocky Mountain Suite (cold Nights In Canada)
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Sweet Surrender
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Grandma's Feather Bed
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Annie's Song
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Eagle And The Hawk, The
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] My Sweet Lady
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Annie's Other Song
  15. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Boy From The Country
  16. [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Rhymes & Reasons
  17. [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Forest Lawn
  18. [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] disc 2:
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Music Is You, The
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Farewell Andromeda (Welcome to My Morning)
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Mother Nature's Son
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Summer
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Today
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Toledo
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Matthew
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Rocky Mountain Suite (Cold Nights in Canada)
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Sweet Surrender
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Grandma's Feather Bed
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Annie's Song
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Eagle and the Hawk, The
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] My Sweet Lady
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Annie's Other Song
  15. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Boy From the Country
  16. [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Rhymes & Reasons
  17. [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Forest Lawn
  18. [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Pickin' the Sun Down
  19. [ Disc 02 Track 02 ] Thank God I'm a Country Boy
  20. [ Disc 02 Track 03 ] Take Me Home, Country Roads
  21. [ Disc 02 Track 04 ] Poems, Prayers and Promises
  22. [ Disc 02 Track 05 ] Rocky Mountain High
  23. [ Disc 02 Track 06 ] This Old Guitar
  24. [ Disc 02 Track 07 ] Intro / Saturday Night In Toledo, Ohio
  25. [ Disc 02 Track 08 ] Follow Me / Leaving On A Jet Plane
  26. [ Disc 02 Track 09 ] City of New Orleans
  27. [ Disc 02 Track 10 ] Zachary & Jennifer / For Baby (For Bobbie)
  28. [ Disc 02 Track 11 ] I'd Rather Be a Cowboy (Lady's Chains)
  29. [ Disc 02 Track 12 ] Amsterdam
Genre
Country
Release Date
1 December 1993
Duration
110m 18s
Country
Notes

Disc one contains tracks recorded at the California Universal Amphitheater in 1974 and comprises the original release of AN EVENING WITH JOHN DENVER. Disc two contains bonus tracks which were recorded at Red Rocks Park Amphitheatre, Red Rocks, Colorado on August 14, 1973.
Personnel includes: John Denver (vocals, guitar); John Sommers (guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle); Steve Weisberg (electric & pedal steel guitars, dobro); Dick Kniss (bass); Herb Lovell (drums); Hal Blaine (percussion).
Producer: Milton Okun.
Reissue producer: Paul Williams.
Includes liner notes by Michael Hill.
Digitally remastered by Bill Lacey.
For those who know or have heard of John Denver, his life, his songs, and his experiences have been legendary. Bursting onto the scene in the early '70s, Denver used his skill of folk-rock and mastery of composition to bring light and heartfelt spirit to the world of music. This compilation is remarkably engineered and produced. "I've been looking forward to this for a long, long time," said Denver during this live recording for RCA at the California Universal Amphitheater in August/September of 1974. He also tells the audience, most attentive to say the least, that he worked on his songs late into the evening on the beach's lifeguard stands the first time he arrived in California in the late '60s. It was a long journey to the top of singing stardom, just eating in order to play for people in the early days. This is a different record from those of his individual ones. It is here that Denver is backed up by a phenomenal orchestra conducted by Lee Holdridge. Dick Kniss is there to back him up on bass guitar. Steve Weisberg adds the electric guitar, steel pedal, and dobro. Herb Lovelle sits in on drums, Hal Blaine adds the percussion, and John Sommers puts added touches with rhythm guitar, banjo, fiddle, and mandolin. The album begins with Denver's song of encouragement, "Farewell Andromeda." "Welcome to my morning/Welcome to my happiness/It pleases me to have you here for just a little while," sings Denver. Then it's off to the races with the uptempo Beatles cover "Mother Nature's Son," in which Denver received much praise for playing, keeping the spirit of the Fab Four alive. "Summer" takes the listener to their favorite vacation spot in the midst of a memory-filled season. He throws in Randy Sparks' song "Toledo" for laughs. The artist receives from the audience a strong reception for the hilarious tune. A song about Denver's uncle, "Matthew," brings to the listeners a lesson "that joy is the thing you should be raised on/And love is just a way to live and die." Denver gives the audience his version of Jim Connor's "Grandma's Feather Bed," another crowd pleaser. After quite an entertaining ending, he introduces his beautiful song "Annie's Song" in sentimental fashion, a song written and played in love of his wife. As the record seems to show, the list of songs flow with a great emphasis of highs and lows, such like the momentum of a roller coaster. It is after the soothing, sweet ballad for Annie that Denver puts on all the stops, pressing full forward with the intense and passionate tune "The Eagle and the Hawk." This song has the theme of the environment written all over its melody, as does nearly all of the artist's work. Another ballad is played with sheer eloquence and sincerity by Denver, "My Sweet Lady." This is certainly an album filled with the artist's best, and one must wonder how he manages to fit all these tunes into one concert for the listeners' enjoyment. A wonderful version of "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" ignites the audience with another rousing of applause, as do "Take Me Home, Country Roads" and his most well-known hit, "Rocky Mountain High." This is a must even for the casual John Denver listener. Only by fully taking in the music can listeners see his vision of good music and passion for protection of the environment. ~ Shawn M. Haney

Date Released
1999-01-01 00:00:00
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Live
Video Disabled
0
Performer
John Denver
Artists
  1. Denver, John
Distributor
BMG (distributor)
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