John Denver: From L.A to Denver - 2xCD Unreleased Radio
Unreleased Radio Sessions Audio Restored
(The Skip Weshner Radio Sessions 1970 & 1971)
Disc One: 23rd March 1970
2.Circus (Michael Johnson, John Denver, Laurie Kuehn)
4.Blackbird ( Paul McCartney)
6.Saturday Night In Toledo, Ohio (Randy Sparks)
8.Molly (Biff Rose)
10.Yellow Cat (Steven Fromholz)
12.Catch Another Butterfly (Mike Williams)
14.The Last Thing On My Mind (Tom Paxton)
Disc Two: 9th March 1971
1.Me And My Uncle [John Philips]
3.Starwood In Aspen (Denver)
5.Poem’s Prayers & Promises (Denver)
6.Today Is The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life (Pat & Victoria Garvey)
7.Follow Me (Denver)
9.Gospel Changes (Williams)
11.My Old Man (Jerry Jeff Walker)
13.Trolley Car Ride (Denver)
15.America The Beautiful (Trad)
•Unreleased rare radio sessions from 1970 & 1971
•Features acoustic versions of some classic and some rare Denver
songs along with a candid and relaxed interview format
•These tapes have been restored and remastered
Skip Weshner hosted a popular radio show on KRHM-FM in Los Angeles. Denver says on air that he had been up all night writing this new song, Starwood In Aspen, and most likely this is the first performance of this fan favourite. He stops mid-song to figure out the next chord. While there are some stumbles here and there, this is a very young John Denver sounding quite mournful on tracks like Follow Me and Gospel Changes. Two Months after the first 1970 session the album “Take Me Tomorrow “ is released.
Design Les Clark
Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer, songwriter, actor, activist, and humanitarian. He was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the 1970s. After traveling and living in numerous locations while growing up in his military family, Denver began his music career in folk music groups in the late 1960s. His greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, starting in the 1970s. Throughout his life, Denver recorded and released approximately 300 songs, about 200 of which he composed.
He performed primarily with an acoustic guitar and sang about his joy in nature, his enthusiasm for music, and his relationship trials. Denver's music appeared on a variety of charts, including country and western, the Billboard Hot 100, and adult contemporary, in all earning him twelve gold and four platinum albums with his signature songs "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Annie's Song", "Rocky Mountain High", and "Sunshine on My Shoulders". Denver further starred in films and several notable television specials in the 1970s and 1980s. In the following decade, he continued to record, but also focused on calling attention to environmental issues, lent his vocal support to space exploration, and testified in front of Congress to protest against censorship in music. He was known for his love of the state of Colorado, which he sang about numerous times. He lived in Aspen, Colorado, for much of his life.
He was named Poet Laureate of the state in 1974. The Colorado state legislature also adopted "Rocky Mountain High" as one of its state songs in 2007. Denver was an avid pilot, and died in a single fatality crash of his personal aircraft at the age of 53.