Aerie (album)

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Aerie
Studio album by John Denver
Released November 1971
Genre Folk
Label RCA
Producer Milton Okun
John Denver chronology
Poems, Prayers & Promises
(1971)
Aerie
(1971)
Rocky Mountain High
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Aerie is the fifth album by American singer-songwriter John Denver. It debuted on the Billboard 200 album charts on December 4, 1971, hitting #75.

The song "The Eagle and the Hawk" was the title theme music to an ABC documentary of the same title starring both Denver and noted conservationist Morlan Nelson. This documentary is in storage at ABC, but it has not been repeated nor released by ABC. Denver's piloting skills in sail planes was shown.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Starwood in Aspen" (Denver) – 3:04
  2. "Everyday" (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty) – 3:15
  3. "Casey's Last Ride" (Kris Kristofferson) – 4:55
  4. "City of New Orleans" (Steve Goodman) – 3:16
  5. "Friends with You" (Bill Danoff & Taffy Nivert) – 3:22
  6. "60 Second Song for a Bank, with the Phrase "May We Help You Today?"" (Denver) – 1:03

Side two[edit]

  1. "Blow Up Your TV (Spanish Pipe Dream)" (John Prine) – 2:21
  2. "All of My Memories" (Denver) – 4:55
  3. "She Won't Let Me Fly Away" (Danoff) – 3:40
  4. "Readjustment Blues" (Danoff) – 4:50
  5. "The Eagle and the Hawk" (Denver & Mike Taylor) – 2:10
  6. "Tools" (Denver) – 1:37

Personnel[edit]

  • John Denver – guitar, vocals
  • Gary Chester – drums
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo, fiddle, guitar
  • Paul Griffin – keyboards
  • Richard Kniss – bass
  • George Marge – woodwind
  • Paul Prestopino – banjo, dobro, guitar
  • Al Rogers – percussion
  • Mike Taylor – guitar
  • Toots Thielemans – harmonica
  • Dick Kniss – bass
  • Paula Ballau, Diane Kniss, Kenneth Boaz, Turnpike Tom, Alec White, Mary Angela White, Barbara Carlson, Andromeda Quasar, Bill Danoff, Keith Lane, Candy Ledbetter, Ron Ledbetter, Elizabeth Lindsay, Steve Mandell, Anne Denver, Taffy Nivert – vocals

Production[edit]

  • Arranged by John Denver with Dick Kniss and Mike Taylor
  • Produced by Milton Okun
  • Recording engineers - Ray Hall and Jim Crotty
  • Remixed by Ray Hall
  • Recording technicians - Tom Brown, Gus Mossler and Pat Martin
  • Album photography - Pat Benson
  • Album cover design - Joe Stelmach

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