John Denver (album)

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John Denver
John Denver album cover.jpg
Studio album by John Denver
Released January 1979
Recorded 1978
Genre Folk
Label RCA Records
Producer Milton Okun
Assistant Producer
Kris O'Connor
John Denver chronology
John Denver's Greatest Hits, Volume 2
John Denver
John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

John Denver is the 13th album by American singer-songwriter John Denver released in January 1979. It contains a live version of "Berkley Woman" which was found in its original studio version on Farewell Andromeda.

This album was re-released in 1998 with bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by John Denver unless otherwise noted.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Downhill Stuff" - 3:32
  2. "Sweet Melinda" (Steve Gillette, Dave Mackechnie) - 2:27
  3. "What’s on Your Mind" - 4:26
  4. "Joseph and Joe" - 3:37
  5. "Life Is So Good" - 1:56
  6. "Berkeley Woman" (Bryan Bowers) - recorded live during John Denver’s spring tour of 1978; the only live track on the album - 4:10

Side two[edit]

  1. "Johnny B. Goode" (Chuck Berry) - 3:02
  2. "You’re So Beautiful" - 3:09
  3. "Southwind" (Herb Pedersen) - 3:27
  4. "Garden Song" (David Mallett) - 2:38
  5. "Songs of…" - 5:23

Personnel and album dedication[edit]

Original album artwork gave the following album dedication:
“I would like to dedicate this album to the musicians and the singers.”
“Hal Blaine – James Burton – Emory Gordy, Jr. – Glen D. Hardin – Jim Horn – Herb Pedersen – Renee Armand-Horn – Denny Brooks – Danny Wheetman”

Re-release in 1998 with bonus tracks[edit]

The John Denver album was re-released in 1998 with five bonus tracks. These tracks were originally released in 1970 as Side 1 of the “Whose Garden Was This” album.
All songs by John Denver unless otherwise noted.

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Tremble If You Must" (Paul Potash)
  2. "Sail Away Home"
  3. "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" (Robbie Robertson)
  4. "Mr. Bojangles" (Jerry Jeff Walker)
  5. "I Wish I Could Have Been There (Woodstock)"


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