Autograph (album)

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Autograph
John Denver Autograph album cover.jpg
Studio album by John Denver
Released February 1980
Recorded 11-12 June 1979
Studio Filmway/Heider Recording Studios, Hollywood, California
Genre Pop
Label RCA Records
Producer Milton Okun
John Denver chronology
John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together
(1979)
Autograph
(1980)
Some Days Are Diamonds
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Autograph is the 14th album by American singer-songwriter John Denver released in February 1980.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by John Denver, except where noted. 2001 CD bonus tracks were recorded at the same sessions in 1979.[2]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dancing with the Mountains"   3:55
2. "The Mountain Song" Tracey Wickland 4:38
3. "How Mountain Girls Can Love" Ruby Rakes 2:13
4. "Song for the Life" Rodney Crowell 3:44
5. "The Ballad of St. Anne's Reel" David Mallet 3:22
6. "In My Heart"   3:42
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "The Wrangell Mountain Song"   2:43
8. "Whalebones and Crosses" Joe Henry, Lee Holdridge 4:37
9. "American Child" Denver, Henry 3:17
10. "You Say That the Battle Is Over" Mallet 2:39
11. "Autograph"   3:36
2001 CD bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "Dance Little Jean" Jimmy Ibbotson 3:07
13. "On the Wings of an Eagle"   5:34

Personnel[edit]

  • John Denver - Vocals, 6 & 12 string guitars
  • Hal Blaine - Drums, percussion
  • James Burton - Electric & acoustic guitars, dobro
  • Emory Gordy, Jr. - Bass, mandolin
  • Glen D. Hardin - Keyboards
  • Jim Horn - Reeds
  • Herb Pedersen - Banjo, electric & acoustic guitars
  • Denny Brooks - Acoustic guitar
  • Danny Wheetman - Mandolin, harmonica
  • Backing vocals - Renée Armand-Horn, Denny Brooks, Herb Pedersen & Danny Wheetman
  • Orchestral Arrangements - Lee Holdridge

Production[edit]

  • Producer - Milton Okun
  • Recording Engineer - Ed Barton
  • Assistant Engineers - Ralph Osborn, Tchad Blake, Andrew Clark, Andy Todd & Randy Pipes
  • Recorded At - Filmways/Heider Studios, Hollywood, California June 11–21, 1979
  • A & R Coordination - Lynne Morse
  • LP Cover Photo - Edgar Boyles
  • LP Liner Photo - John Denver
  • LP Lyric Sleeve Photo - Scott Hensel/Gribbitt!
  • LP Art Direction & Design - Tim Bryant/Gribbitt!

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 28
U.S. Billboard 200 39
Canadian RPM Top Albums 72

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r5468
  2. ^ Autograph (booklet). John Denver. BMG. 2001.