Windsong

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Windsong
Studio album by John Denver
Released September 1975
Genre Folk, country pop
Label RCA
Producer Milton Okun
John Denver chronology
An Evening With John Denver
(1975)
Windsong
(1975)
Rocky Mountain Christmas
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone (mixed) [2]

Windsong is the ninth album recorded by American singer-songwriter John Denver, which was released in September 1975. Denver's popularity was at its peak by this time.

The album contained the songs "I'm Sorry" and "Calypso," which comprised a two-sided hit for Denver in the fall of 1975.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Windsong" (Denver, Joe Henry)
  2. "Cowboy’s Delight" (Bob Carpenter, David James Holster)
  3. "Spirit" (Denver, Joe Henry)
  4. "Looking for Space" (Denver)
  5. "Shipmates and Cheyenne" (Denver, Joe Henry)
  6. "Late Nite Radio" (Bill Danoff, Taffy Danoff)
  7. "Love Is Everywhere" (John Sommers, John Denver, Joe Henry, Steve Weisberg)
  8. "Two Shots" (Denver)
  9. "I'm Sorry" (Denver)
  10. "Fly Away" (Denver)
  11. "Calypso" (Denver)
  12. "Song of Wyoming" (Kent Lewis)

Personnel[edit]

  • John Denver - vocals, 6 & 12-string acoustic guitars
  • Hal Blaine - drums, percussion
  • Dick Kniss - double bass
  • John Sommers - banjo, acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle, backing vocals
  • Steve Weissberg - electric & acoustic guitars, pedal steel guitar, electric & acoustic dobros, backing vocals
  • Byron Berline - mandolin, fiddle
  • Mary Ann Duffy - vocals
  • Olivia Newton-John - backing vocals ("Fly Away")
  • Jesse Ehrlich - cello
  • John Ellis - oboe
  • Jimmie Fadden - harmonica
  • Lee Holdridge - arranger & conductor
  • Milton Okun - music producer

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1975 Billboard 200 1
Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart
Preceded by
Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
Billboard 200 number-one album
October 18–31, 1975
Succeeded by
Rock of the Westies by Elton John
Preceded by
Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
Australian Kent Music Report number-one album
November 10–23, 1975
Succeeded by
Atlantic Crossing by Rod Stewart

References[edit]