Rocky Mountain High (Remastered) John Denver
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- 1Rocky Mountain High04:41
- 2Mother Nature's Son02:26
- 4For Baby (For Bobbie)02:55
- 5Darcy Farrow04:22
- 7Goodbye Again03:36
- Season Suite:
- 8Season Suite: Summer02:54
- 9Season Suite: Fall01:42
- 10Season Suite: Winter01:37
- 11Season Suite: Late Winter, Early Spring (When Everybody Goes to Mexico)03:57
- 12Season Suite: Spring03:03
Info for Rocky Mountain High (Remastered)
John Denver's sixth album takes its title from the song which went top 10 and became an unofficial anthem for the state of Colorado. That hit joins Mother Nature's Son; Paradise; For Baby (For Bobbie); Goodbye Again; Season Suite , and more.
Rocky Mountain High found Denver committing more original songs to his albums, most notably the smash title track. The album features a wealth of favorites including, "Goodbye Again", "For Baby (For Bobbie)", "Darcy Farrow" and "Prisoners." The second side of the album is devoted to the beautiful Season Suite: "Summer, Fall, Winter, Late Winter, Early Spring (When Everybody Goes To Mexico), Spring." In 2007 the song "Rocky Mountain High" was made the official state song of Colorado. Denver was awarded with over 2 million in domestic sales of this album.
John Denver, 6 & 12-string acoustic guitars, vocals
Gary Chester, drums, percussion
Richard Kniss, double bass
Frank Owens, piano
Paul Prestopino, acoustic guitar, autoharp
Mike Taylor, acoustic guitar
Eric Weissberg, banjo, steel guitar
Bill Danoff, backing vocals
Martine Habib, backing vocals
Bruce Innes, backing vocals
Mike Kobluk, backing vocals
Taffy Nivert, backing vocals
Pupils of Whitby School, Greenwich, Connecticut, backing vocals on "For Baby (For Bobbie)"
Produced by Milton Okun
One of the world’s best-known and best-loved performers, John Denver earned international acclaim as a songwriter, performer, actor, environmentalist and humanitarian. Denver’s career spanned four decades and his music has outlasted countless musical trends and garnered numerous awards and honors.
The son of a U.S. Air Force officer, Denver’s artistic journey began at age eleven when he was given his grandmother’s guitar. Denver eventually took guitar lessons and joined a boys’ choir, which led him at age twenty to pursue his dream of a career in music.
In 1963 he struck out on his own, moving to Los Angeles to be in the heart of the burgeoning music scene. It was during this time that Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. was urged by friends to change his name if a recording career was to be in his future. He took his stage name from the beautiful capital city of his favorite state, Colorado. Later in life, Denver and his family settled in Aspen, Colorado and his love for the Rocky Mountains inspired many of his songs.
John Denver experienced his first major break in the music industry when he was chosen from 250 other hopefuls as lead singer for the popular Mitchell Trio. Two years and three albums later, Denver had honed his considerable vocal talent and developed his own songwriting style. He gained recognition when his song “Leaving On A Jet Plane” was recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary, becoming their first and only number one hit. As the Mitchell Trio disbanded, Denver was climbing up the pop charts as a solo act with songs like “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine On My Shoulders,” “Annie’s Song,” “Back Home Again,” “Thank God I’m A Country Boy,” and “Calypso,” solidifying his position as one of the top stars of the 1970s.
By his third album in 1970, Denver’s social and political leanings were defined more clearly. Denver was one of the first artists to share an environmental message through his music, beginning with the song “Whose Garden Was This?” This was the first in a long line of songs that he wrote about the environment.
Denver contributed his talents to the benefit of many charitable and environmental causes and received numerous civic and humanitarian awards over the years. Fans responded to his heartfelt urgings about ecology, peace, and compassion that were consistently delivered in a gentle manner on his records and at live performances.
His passion to help create a global community paved the way for ventures into new musical and geographic territories. In 1985 he was invited by the Soviet Union of Composers to perform in the USSR, inspiring the internationally acclaimed song “Let Us Begin (What Are We Making Weapons For?).” The powerful video for “Let Us Begin” moved viewers around the world.
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