Some Days Are Diamonds

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All Music Guide - Shawn M. Haney
This is a very lush and processed sounding recording that includes some of John Denver's later work. Mostly covers and songs written by other polished songwriters, the material doesn't tread on any magical grounds. The tune "San Francisco Mabel Joy," a story of a 21-year-old Waycross, GA, a farm boy, a jail, and finding refuge and comfort in a California girl, is probably the song that expresses the deepest lyrical response. Denver manages to drop in two originals of his own, "Sleepin' Alone" and "Country Love," though the songs don't resemble the high-octane country-rock and well-written folk ballads of old. The production of this record is done quite well, with clear ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Shawn M. Haney
This is a very lush and processed sounding recording that includes some of John Denver's later work. Mostly covers and songs written by other polished songwriters, the material doesn't tread on any magical grounds. The tune "San Francisco Mabel Joy," a story of a 21-year-old Waycross, GA, a farm boy, a jail, and finding refuge and comfort in a California girl, is probably the song that expresses the deepest lyrical response. Denver manages to drop in two originals of his own, "Sleepin' Alone" and "Country Love," though the songs don't resemble the high-octane country-rock and well-written folk ballads of old. The production of this record is done quite well, with clear resonance and a shade of dynamics ringing through each tune. Perhaps this album may be highly regarded, overworked, and over-produced. The background singers and band are the weakness. Though they are talented, they seem to be the backbone and support for a record with weakly arranged songs. This would not be a good listen for fans of John Denver's older, more poetic, and natural material. Do give credit, though, to the fans for sticking by John Denver all this time. Some Days Are Diamonds can be taken as a record with some sustaining power for an artist who continued to sustain his successful career for close to three decades.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972402925
  • Catalog Number: 724029
  • Sales rank: 15,824

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Denver Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Eddie Bayers Percussion, Drums
Larry Butler Keyboards
Jimmy Capps Guitar
Jerry Carrigan Drums
Gene Chrisman Drums
Charles Cochran Piano
Ray Edenton Guitar
Leon Rhodes Bass
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Billy Sanford Guitar, Mandolin
Jerry Shook Guitar
Bobby G. Taylor Oboe
Bob Moore Bass
Technical Credits
Michael Martin Murphey Composer
John Denver Composer
Dick Feller Composer
Larry Butler Producer
Owen "Boomer" Castleman Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BUY THIS ALBUM !

    this is one of his best albums ! the opening song- SOME DAYS ARE DIAMONDS is one of the best with the sound of his guitar coming through beautifully - he is a great guitarist !

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