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Back Home Again (John Denver album)

Back Home Again is the eighth studio album by singer-songwriter John Denver released in June, 1974.

Back Home Again
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 15, 1974
Recorded1974 at RCA's Music Center of the World, Los Angeles
GenreFolk
Length38:08
LabelRCA Records
ProducerMilton Okun, Susan Ruskin
John Denver chronology
John Denver's Greatest Hits
(1973)
Back Home Again
(1974)
An Evening with John Denver
(1975)
Singles from Back Home Again
  1. "Annie's Song"
    Released: June 1974
  2. "Back Home Again"
    Released: September 1974
  3. "Sweet Surrender"
    Released: December 1974
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
CreemC+[2]

The multi-platinum album contained the hit singles "Annie's Song" (#1 pop, #1 adult contemporary), and "Back Home Again" (#5 pop, #1 AC, #1 country). In addition, the studio versions of "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" and "Sweet Surrender" appear on this album.

The song "Grandma's Feather Bed" was written by banjoist Jim Connor, of the New Kingston Trio, based on a verse he wrote for his grandmother. Denver first heard Connor playing the song in 1968. Connor played on Denver's recording, and toured with the singer.[3]

The song "The Music is You" is a bonus track on the 1998 reissue of Rocky Mountain Christmas.

On the cover, John is shown with his then-wife Ann Martell.

Contents

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by John Denver, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Back Home Again" 4:42
2."On the Road"Carl Franzen2:33
3."Grandma's Feather Bed"Jim Connor2:15
4."Matthew" 3:43
5."Thank God I'm a Country Boy"John Sommers3:06
6."The Music Is You" 1:26
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Annie's Song" 2:58
2."It’s Up to You"Steve Weisberg2:26
3."Cool an' Green an' Shady"
  • Denver
  • Joe Henry
3:07
4."Eclipse" 3:41
5."Sweet Surrender" 5:29
6."This Old Guitar" 2:50

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

Year Chart Position
1974 Billboard 200 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r5455
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (October 1974). "The Christgau Consumer Guide". Creem. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  3. ^ Andy Powell, "Connor’s ‘Grandma’s Feather Bed’ almost wasn’t recorded", The Gadsden Times, June 2, 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2017