Back Home Again

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Shawn M. Haney
On Back Home Again, John Denver was in one of the brighter and more spirited moments of his career. It features a plethora of uplifting, merry, and lyrically witty songs written and arranged by Denver and played with the most charming and delightful of backup bands. Highlights include the humor of "Grandma's Feather Bed," the poignancy of "Matthew," and the spirit and delight of "Thank God I'm a Country Boy." A well-orchestrated recording under his label, RCA, Denver makes clear to his fans and listeners of new and old that the "music is in you." Opening up the second side of this 1974 recording is the ever so romantic tearjerker, a song for his wife, "Annie's Song," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Shawn M. Haney
On Back Home Again, John Denver was in one of the brighter and more spirited moments of his career. It features a plethora of uplifting, merry, and lyrically witty songs written and arranged by Denver and played with the most charming and delightful of backup bands. Highlights include the humor of "Grandma's Feather Bed," the poignancy of "Matthew," and the spirit and delight of "Thank God I'm a Country Boy." A well-orchestrated recording under his label, RCA, Denver makes clear to his fans and listeners of new and old that the "music is in you." Opening up the second side of this 1974 recording is the ever so romantic tearjerker, a song for his wife, "Annie's Song," certainly one of Denver's finest achievements. The highlight of the record finds him playing six-string guitar, with Steve Weisberg on lead guitar, Dick Kniss on bass, John Sommers on mandolin, and Jim Gordon on percussion, with the creativity of Lee Holdridge and his orchestral arrangement. Two more songs come along during this 12-song set with the hearty "Sweet Surrender," and the heartfelt "This Old Guitar." Lazy days, and summer days, and windy days, and rainy days may encourage the listener to find him- or herself listening to this recording under a shady tree, as the joyful tune "Cool an' Green an' Shady" illustrates. John Denver pulls out all the stops to create, and experience himself, one of his finer recordings of the '70s. [Back Home Again was reissued in 2005 in a remastered and expanded edition that included extensive liner notes, photos, and bonus alternate versions of "Matthew" and "This Old Guitar"]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/22/2008
  • Label: Tombstone Records
  • EAN: 4988017663745
  • Catalog Number: 34448

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Back Home Again (4:42)
  2. 2 On the Road (2:33)
  3. 3 Grandma's Feather Bed (2:15)
  4. 4 Matthew (3:43)
  5. 5 Thank God I'm a Country Boy (3:06)
  6. 6 The Music Is You (1:26)
  7. 7 Annie's Song (2:58)
  8. 8 It's up to You (2:26)
  9. 9 Cool An' Green An' Shady (3:07)
  10. 10 Eclipse (3:41)
  11. 11 Sweet Surrender (5:29)
  12. 12 This Old Guitar (2:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Denver Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Buddy Collette Clarinet
Eric Weissberg Banjo, Steel Guitar
Jim Gordon Drums
Hal Blaine Drums
Jim Connor Banjo, Harmonica, Vocals
Julie Connor Vocals
Glen D. Hardin Piano
Lee Holdridge Conductor
David Jackson Bass
Richard Kniss Bass
John Sommers Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Technical Credits
Roy Buchanan Composer
John Denver Arranger, Lyricist
Steve Weisberg Arranger
Jim Connor Composer
Mickey Crofford Engineer
Ray Hall Remastering
Lee Holdridge Arranger, Orchestral Arrangements
Milton Okun Producer
John Sommers Arranger
Dick Kniss Arranger
Don Wardell Executive Producer
Frank Mulvey Art Direction
Susan Ruskin Producer
James Norman Connor Composer
John Martin Sommers Composer
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