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Rhymes & Reasons [Bonus Tracks]
     

Rhymes & Reasons [Bonus Tracks]

by John Denver
 

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Relative newcomer John Denver -- his work with the Chad Mitchell Trio notwithstanding -- released his debut in 1969 to a relatively empty room. It wasn't until Peter, Paul & Mary took the singer/songwriter's "Leaving, on a Jet Plane" to the top of the charts later in the year that he began his

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Relative newcomer John Denver -- his work with the Chad Mitchell Trio notwithstanding -- released his debut in 1969 to a relatively empty room. It wasn't until Peter, Paul & Mary took the singer/songwriter's "Leaving, on a Jet Plane" to the top of the charts later in the year that he began his ascent from fresh-faced folkie to America's best-selling recording artist in 1974. While the producers did their best to position Denver away from the dwindling folk scene by incorporating lush orchestrations and murky backing vocals, there was absolutely no way that they could remove the artist's heartfelt delivery and gentle disposition. RCA tested the waters by filling Rhymes & Reasons with reliable covers like "When I'm Sixty-Four" and "The Love of the Common People," but it's the four Denver originals that caught the ears and hearts of what would eventually become a gargantuan fan base. The sweet, soft, and ferociously earnest title track, the whimsical "Daydream," "Circus," and the formidable "Jet Plane" -- the latter was originally called "Oh Babe I Hate to Go" -- were indicative of what was to come, and while the other tracks are amiable enough and expertly produced, they're just window dressing that, when removed, reveals the true garden in the making.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/07/2005
Label:
Bmg Marketing
UPC:
0828766896329
catalogNumber:
68963

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Performance Credits

John Denver   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Marvin Stamm   Flute,Trumpet
Stan Free   Organ,Piano
Johnny Glasel   Flute,Trumpet
Richard Berg   French Horn
Paul Griffin   Organ,Piano
Herb Lovelle   Drums
George Marge   Flute,Horn,English Horn,Baritone Saxophone
George Ockner   Violin
Max Pollikoff   Violin
Paul Prestopino   Guitar,Mandolin
Richard Romoff   Bass,Bass Guitar
Russ Savakus   Bass,Violin,Bass Guitar
Sylvan Shulman   Violin
Todd Sommer   Drums
Ray Alonze   French Horn
Albert Richmond   French Horn

Technical Credits

Michael Johnson   Composer
Tom Paxton   Composer
John Denver   Arranger,Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Jim Crotty   Engineer
Steven Fromholz   Composer
Pat & Victoria Garvey   Composer
John Hurley   Composer
Jerry Jeff Walker   Composer
Milton Okun   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Billy Taylor   Composer
Ronnie Wilkins   Composer
Mike Williams   Composer
John Woram   Engineer
Bob Irwin   Reissue Producer
Tommy Goodman   Instrumentation
Dick Dallas   Composer
Victoria Garvey   Composer
Lauren Dooreck   Art Direction
Laurie Kuehn   Composer

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