An Evening with John Denver

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An Evening With John Denver
Live album by John Denver
Released February 1975
Recorded August–September 1974, Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, California
Genre Folk
Label RCA
Producer Milton Okun
John Denver chronology
Back Home Again
(1974)
An Evening with John Denver
(1975)
Windsong
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

An Evening With John Denver is a live album of music that was performed by American singer-songwriter John Denver. It was recorded at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California in August and September of 1974. He was backed by an orchestra conducted by Lee Holdridge. Denver's manager, Milton Okun, was the album's music producer.

Track listing[edit]

All selections were written and composed entirely by John Denver where not otherwise indicated.

Side 1[edit]

  1. "The Music Is You" - 1:02
  2. "Farewell Andromeda (Welcome To My Morning)" - 3:40
  3. "Mother Nature's Son" (Lennon–McCartney) - 4:37
  4. "Summer" (Denver, Mike Taylor, Dick Kniss) - 3:02
  5. "Today" (Randy Sparks) - 4:40
  6. "Saturday Night In Toledo, Ohio" (Randy Sparks) - 4:08

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Matthew" - 3:42
  2. "Rocky Mountain Suite (Cold Nights in Canada)" - 3:13
  3. "Sweet Surrender" - 5:02
  4. "Grandma’s Feather Bed" (Jim Connor) - 2:37
  5. "Annie's Song" - 3:32
  6. "The Eagle & The Hawk" (Denver, Mike Taylor) - 2:22

Side 3[edit]

  1. "My Sweet Lady" - 4:55
  2. "Annie's Other Song" - 3:05
  3. "Boy From The Country" (Michael Martin Murphey, Owen Castleman[2]) - 5:00
  4. "Rhymes & Reasons" - 3:17
  5. "Forest Lawn" (Tom Paxton) - 2:58

Side 4[edit]

  1. "Pickin’ the Sun Down" (John Sommers, Steve Weisberg) - 2:17
  2. "Thank God I’m a Country Boy" (John Sommers) - 3:40
  3. "Take Me Home, Country Roads" (Denver, Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert) - 3:17
  4. "Poems, Prayers and Promises" - 4:40
  5. "Rocky Mountain High" (Denver, Mike Taylor) - 5:04
  6. "This Old Guitar" - 4:47

Personnel[edit]

  • John Denver - vocals, 6 & 12-string acoustic guitars
  • Steve Weisberg - electric & acoustic guitars, pedal steel guitar, slide dobro, backing vocals
  • Dick Kniss - double bass
  • John Sommers - acoustic guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, backing vocals
  • Herb Lovelle - drums
  • Hal Blaine - percussion
  • Owen Castleman - vocals on "Boy from the Country"
  • Lee Holdridge - arranger and orchestra conductor
  • THE ORCHESTRA: Murray Adler, Samuel Boghossian, Denyse Buffum, Gene Cipriano, Buddy Collette, Vincent DeRosa, David Duke, Jesse Ehrlich, Ron Folsom, Allan Harshman, Richard Kaufman, Raymond Kelley (cello), Milton Kestenbaum, William Kurasch, Joy Lyle, Richard Maximoff, Peter Mercurio, Wilbert Nuttycombe, Jay Rosen, Ralph Schaeffer, David Schwartz, Sidney Sharp, Harry Shlutz, Mari Tsumura, David Turner, Tibor Zelig

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r629203
  2. ^ Mistakenly credited as OWENS B. Castleman in the personnel listing.