Back Home Again (John Denver album)
|Back Home Again|
|Studio album by John Denver|
|Released||June 15, 1974|
|Producer||Milton Okun, Susan Ruskin|
|John Denver chronology|
Back Home Again is the eighth album by singer-songwriter John Denver released in June 1974. The multi-platinum album contained the hit singles "Annie's Song" (#1 pop, #1 adult contemporary), and "Back Home Again" (#5 pop, #1 AC, #1 country). In addition, the studio versions of "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" and "Sweet Surrender" appear on this album. The song "The Music is You" is a bonus track on the 1998 reissue of Rocky Mountain Christmas.
On the cover, John is shown with his then-wife Ann Martell.
All tracks composed and arranged by John Denver, except where noted.
- "Back Home Again" 4:42
- "On the Road" (Carl Franzen) 2:33
- "Grandma's Feather Bed" (Jim Connor) 2:15
- "Matthew" 3:43
- "Thank God I'm a Country Boy"A (John Sommers) 3:06
- "The Music Is You"B 1:26
- "Annie's Song" 2:58
- "It’s Up to You" (Steve Weisberg)B 2:26
- "Cool an' Green an' Shady" (Denver, Joe Henry)B 3:07
- "Eclipse"B 3:41
- "Sweet Surrender"A 5:29
- "This Old Guitar" 2:50
- A Original studio version; subsequently a US hit single from the live double album An Evening with John Denver.
- B Some later audio cassette releases of the album excluded these songs.
- John Denver – 6 & 12-string acoustic guitars, vocals
- Buddy Collette – clarinet
- Jim Gordon – drums, percussion
- Hal Blaine – drums, percussion
- Jim Connor – banjo, harmonica, vocals
- Julie Connor – vocals
- Glen D. Hardin – piano
- Lee Holdridge – orchestral arrangements
- David Jackson – bass
- Richard Kniss – bass
- John Sommers – banjo, acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle, backing vocals
- Steve Weisberg – acoustic guitar, dulcimer, dobro, backing vocals, arranger
- Don Wardell – Executive Producer
- Uncredited - piano, harmonica and organ on "Back Home Again", piano on "The Music is You"
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