Poems, Prayers & Promises

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Poems, Prayers & Promises
Studio album by John Denver
Released April 6, 1971
Recorded 1971
Genre Folk
Length 37:57
Label RCA
Producer Milton Okun, Susan Ruskin
John Denver chronology
Whose Garden Was This
(1970)
Poems, Prayers & Promises
(1971)
Aerie
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Poems, Prayers & Promises is the fourth album released by American singer-songwriter John Denver in April 1971. It is considered to be his "breakout album", which helped make him a music star, and contains the song "Take Me Home, Country Roads", which would become Denver's signature song.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Poems, Prayers and Promises"   Denver 4:04
2. "Let It Be"   John Lennon & Paul McCartney 3:38
3. "My Sweet Lady"   Denver 4:23
4. "Wooden Indian"   Denver 1:38
5. "Junk"   Paul McCartney 1:40
6. "Gospel Changes"   Jack Williams 3:24
Side 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "Take Me Home, Country Roads"   Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert, Denver 3:08
8. "I Guess He'd Rather Be in Colorado"   Danoff, Nivert, Denver 2:07
9. "Sunshine on My Shoulders"   Denver, Richard Kniss, Mike Taylor 5:10
10. "Around & Around"   Denver 2:16
11. "Fire and Rain"   James Taylor 3:44
12. "The Box"   Kendrew Lascelles 2:44

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