Back Home Again [Bonus Tracks]

Back Home Again [Bonus Tracks]

by John DenverJohn Denver


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It is here you find the gift and talent of John Denver in one of the brighter and more spirited moments of his career. The record Back Home Again features a whole 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"]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/07/2005
Label: Imports
UPC: 0828766896428
catalogNumber: 897647

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Denver   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar
Buddy Collette   Clarinet
Steve Weisberg   Dulcimer,Dobro,Guitar,Background Vocals,Slide Dobro
Jim Gordon   Percussion
Denny Brooks   Background Vocals
Hal Blaine   Percussion,Background Vocals
Dennis Coats   Background Vocals
Jim Connor   Banjo,Harmonica,Vocals,Background Vocals
Julie Connor   Background Vocals
Glen D. Hardin   Piano
Buffy Ford   Background Vocals
Daniel Moore   Background Vocals
Herb Pedersen   Background Vocals
Mike Settle   Background Vocals
John Sommers   Banjo,Fiddle,Guitar,Mandolin,Background Vocals
Dick Kniss   Bass
Mike Kirkland   Background Vocals
John Steward   Background Vocals
Dave Jackson   Bass
Brenda Kirkland   Background Vocals
Richard Lockmiller   Background Vocals
Jean Monteray   Background Vocals
Gibby Stratton   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

John Denver   Arranger,Composer
Steve Weisberg   Arranger,Composer
Jim Connor   Composer
Mickey Crofford   Engineer
Lee Holdridge   Orchestral Arrangements
Milton Okun   Audio Production
John Sommers   Arranger,Composer
Dick Kniss   Arranger
Barry Alfonso   Liner Notes
Bob Irwin   Reissue Producer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Frank Mulvey   Art Direction
Carl Franzen   Composer
Norm Elrod   Packaging
Lauren Dooreck Camara   Art Direction
Milton Ojun   Producer
Joe Henry   Composer

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