Take Me to Tomorrow

Take Me to Tomorrow

by John Denver
     
 

Take Me to Tomorrow will come as a surprise to anyone expecting the pretty folk music and "listen to the wisdom of the children" lyrics usually associated with John Denver. The album, with its comparatively heavy folk-rock sound married to lyrics that mention belching and latrines, strives for the realism and capital "I" importance of See more details below

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Take Me to Tomorrow will come as a surprise to anyone expecting the pretty folk music and "listen to the wisdom of the children" lyrics usually associated with John Denver. The album, with its comparatively heavy folk-rock sound married to lyrics that mention belching and latrines, strives for the realism and capital "I" importance of Paul Simon, or even Phil Ochs, without the blatant politics. Denver tackles two Tom Paxton songs, including "Forest Lawn," a wry swipe at the cemetery business that echoes Evelyn Waugh's classic novel The Loved One. Pretty folk isn't entirely absent -- "Aspenglow" is the cut that is usually included on anthologies. According to the liner notes, Take Me to Tomorrow and Denver's solo debut, Rhymes & Reasons, combine to replicate his concert performance circa 1969, with Rhymes & Reasons comprising the lighter first-half of the show, and Take Me to Tomorrow the more rousing and cerebral second-half. Viewed from that perspective, the album accomplishes its goal, but it is not a typical John Denver album and will not be to every fan's liking.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/30/2012
Label:
Wounded Bird Records
UPC:
0664140427822
catalogNumber:
4278
Rank:
25224

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Denver   Primary Artist,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,12-string Guitar,Guitar (12 String Electric),Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Marvin Stamm   Piccolo Trumpet
Stan Free   Organ,Piano,Accordion
Paul Griffin   Organ,Piano,Calliope,Celeste
Herb Lovelle   Drums
Joe Macho   Bass
George Marge   English Horn
Paul Prestopino   Dobro,Guitar,Autoharp,12-string Guitar
Russ Savakus   Bass
Denny Seiwell   Drums

Technical Credits

Tom Paxton   Composer
John Denver   Composer
James Taylor   Composer
Jacques Brel   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Biff Rose   Composer
Milton Okun   Producer
Eric Blau   Composer
Jim Aylward   Liner Notes

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