Higher Ground (John Denver album)

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Higher Ground
Studio album by John Denver
Released June 26, 1988 (AUS); September 29, 1988 (US)
Length 41:35
Label Windstar
Producer John Denver, Roger Nichols
John Denver chronology
One World
(1986)
Higher Ground
(1989)
Earth Songs
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Higher Ground is the 20th album by American singer-songwriter John Denver released in September 1988. It was recorded at Denver's private studio in Snowmass, Colorado, with the exception of "For You" and the didjeridu part in "Sing Australia." These were recorded in Sydney, Australia.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by John Denver; except where indicated

  1. "Higher Ground" (Denver, Lee Holdridge, Joe Henry)
  2. "Homegrown Tomatoes" (Guy Clark)
  3. "Whispering Jesse"
  4. "Never A Doubt"
  5. "Deal With The Ladies"
  6. "Sing Australia"
  7. "A Country Girl In Paris"
  8. "For You"
  9. "All This Joy" (Denver, Glen D. Hardin)
  10. "Falling Leaves (The Refugees)"
  11. "Bread & Roses" (Mimi Fariña, Jim Oppenheim)
  12. "Alaska & Me"

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Chart[2] 5
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 49

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
US Country AUS
[3]
1988 "Country Girl in Paris" 96
"For You" 21

Personnel[edit]

  • John Denver - guitar, vocals
  • James Burton - guitar
  • Glen D. Hardin - piano
  • Richard Mellick - piano, "For You"
  • Jerry Scheff - bass
  • Lee Holdridge - string arrangements
  • Danny Wheatman - mandolin, fiddle, harmonica
  • Christy O'Leary - uilleann pipes
  • Arthur Lazenby - banjo
  • Alf Clausen - string arrangements
  • Strings Plus - orchestra
  • Jim McGillveray - percussion
  • Charlie McMahon - didjeridu

References[edit]