It's About Time (John Denver album)

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It's About Time
John Denver-It's About Time.jpg
Studio album by John Denver
Released November 15, 1983
Recorded 1983
Genre Country, soft rock, folk rock
Length 46:51
Label RCA
Producer John Denver, Barney Wyckoff
John Denver chronology
Rocky Mountain Holiday
It's About Time
John Denver's Greatest Hits, Volume 3
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

It's About Time is the 17th album by American singer-songwriter John Denver recorded at Criteria Recording Studios in Miami and released in November 1983. The album featured several notable supporting vocalists, including Patti Austin, Rita Marley (and The Wailers), as well as Emmylou Harris. "Wild Montana Skies" was the single from this album; members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.[2]

It contains the following dedication from John Denver: "This album is dedicated with great love and respect to the memory of my father, Lt. Col. (Ret.) H.J. "Dutch" Deutschendorf."

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by John Denver; except where indicated

Side One[edit]

  1. "Hold on Tightly" – 4:00
  2. "Thought of You" – 4:02
  3. "Somethin' About" – 3:44
  4. "On the Wings of a Dream" (Denver, Joe Henry, Lee Holdridge, John Magee) - 5:01
  5. "Flight (The Higher We Fly)" – 3:16

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Falling Out of Love" – 4:56
  2. "I Remember Romance" – 5:25
  3. "Wild Montana Skies" – 4:02
  4. "The Way I Am"1
  5. "World Game" – 4:58
  6. "It's About Time" (Denver, Glen D. Hardin) – 3:42

1Not featured on cassette version or on original LP.


The following information is from the CD insert.[3]


All personnel in this section are credited along with John Denver as arrangers.

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Larry Fast - synthesizer
  • Fred Wickstom - marimbas

Muscle Shoals Horns[edit]

  • Harvey Thompson - tenor saxophone
  • Charles Rose - trombone
  • Harrison Calloway, Jr. - trumpet

Background vocals[edit]

Musicians from "World Game"[edit]


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 55
U.S. Billboard 200 61
Canadian RPM Top Albums 92


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  2. ^ Western Writers of America (2010). "The Top 100 Western Songs". American Cowboy. Archived from the original on 10 August 2014. 
  3. ^ John Denver. It's About Time. RCA. 1983.