Whose Garden Was This

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Whose Garden Was This
John Denver Whose Garden Was This album cover.jpg
Studio album by John Denver
Released October 1970
Genre Folk
Label RCA
Producer Milton Okun
John Denver chronology
Take Me to Tomorrow
Whose Garden Was This
Poems, Prayers & Promises
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

Whose Garden Was This is the third album by American singer-songwriter John Denver, consisting mainly of cover songs. This album was subsequently re-released as bonus tracks on re-releases of the albums John Denver and Spirit.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Tremble If You Must" (Paul Potash)
  2. "Sail Away Home" (Denver)
  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)" (Denver)

Side 1 of the Whose Garden Was This album was re-released as bonus tracks for the 1998 re-release of John Denver.

Side two[edit]

  1. "Whose Garden Was This" (Tom Paxton)
  2. "The Game Is Over" (Denver, Jean Pierre Bourtayre, Jean Bouchety)
  3. "Eleanor Rigby" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
  4. "Old Folks" (Jacques Brel, Gérard Jouannest, Jean Corti, Mort Shuman)
  5. Medley: "Golden Slumbers" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney); "Sweet Sweet Life" (Denver); "Tremble If You Must" (Paul Potash)
  6. "Jingle Bells" (James Pierpont; adapted by Denver)

Side 2 of the Whose Garden Was This album was re-released as bonus tracks for the re-release of Spirit, though "Jingle Bells" was excluded.



  • Arranged by John Denver and Milton Okun
  • String arrangements by Milton Okun
  • Produced by Milton Okun
  • Recorded at RCA's Studio's A & C, New York City
  • Recording engineers John Crotty and Ray Hall
  • Album design by Joe Stelmach
  • Cover photo by Dave Hecht
  • Liner photo by Mark Ahlstrom
  • Production assistant Jean Goldhirsch