Rhymes & Reasons (John Denver album)

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Rhymes & Reasons
Studio album by John Denver
Released October 14, 1969
Studio RCA Studios A&B, New York City
Genre Folk rock
Label RCA Records
Producer Milton Okun
John Denver chronology
John Denver Sings
Rhymes & Reasons
Take Me to Tomorrow
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Rhymes & Reasons is the first commercial album by the American singer-songwriter John Denver, released in 1969 by RCA Records. It was reissued on CD by Legacy Recordings in 2005.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "The Love of the Common People" (John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins)
  2. "Catch Another Butterfly" (Mike Williams)
  3. "Daydream" (Denver)
  4. "The Ballad of Spiro Agnew" (Tom Paxton)
  5. "Circus" (Michael Johnson, John Denver, Laurie Kuehn)
  6. "When I'm Sixty-Four" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
  7. "The Ballad of Richard Nixon" (only 7 seconds of silence)
  8. "Rhymes & Reasons" (Denver)

Side two[edit]

  1. "Yellow Cat" (Steven Fromholz)
  2. "Leaving, on a Jet Plane" (Denver)
  3. "(You Dun Stomped) My Heart" (Mason Williams)
  4. "My Old Man" (Jerry Jeff Walker)
  5. "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free" (Billy Taylor, Dick Dallas)
  6. "Today Is the First Day of the Rest of My Life (Sugacity)" (Pat & Victoria Garvey)

CD bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Rusty Green" (Denver)
  2. "Take Me To Tomorrow (Early Version)" (Denver)


  • Jim Crotty, John Woram - engineer