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On September 15, 1972.

On September 15, 1972, “RCA” label released “Rocky Mountain High”, the sixth John Denver album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Milton Okun.

Personnel:

  • John Denver – 6 & 12-string acoustic guitars, vocals, arrangements
  • Gary Chester– drums, percussion
  • Eric Weissberg– banjo, steel guitar
  • Bill Danoff, Martine Habib, Bruce Innes, Mike Kobluk, Taffy Nivert– backing vocals
  • Richard Kniss – double bass, arranger
  • Frank Owens – piano
  • Paul Prestopino – acoustic guitar, autoharp
  • Mike Taylor – acoustic guitar
  • Pupils of the Whitby School, Greenwich, Connecticut – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Rocky Mountain High – John Denver, Mike Taylor
  2. Mother Nature’s Son – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. Paradise – John Prine
  4. For Baby (For Bobbie) – John Denver
  5. Darcy Farrow – Steve Gillette, Tom Campbell
  6. Prisoners – John Denver
  7. Goodbye Again – John Denver
  8. Season Suite: Summer – John Denver, Mike Taylor, Dick Kniss
  9. Season Suite: Fall – John Denver, Mike Taylor, Dick Kniss
  10. Season Suite: Winter – John Denver, Mike Taylor, Dick Kniss
  11. Season Suite: Late Winter, Early Spring (When Everybody Goes To Mexico) – John Denver, Mike Taylor, Dick Kniss
  12. Season Suite: Spring – John Denver, Mike Taylor, Dick Kniss

 

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In April 1970.

In April 1970, “Dunhill” label released “The Grass Is Greener” the third Colosseum, album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Tony Reeves and Gerry Bron. The album was released only in the United States.

Personnel:

  • Dave Greenslade- organ, keyboards, vocals
  • Dick Heckstall-Smith- saxophone
  • Jon Hiseman- drums
  • Dave “Clem” Clempson- guitar, vocals
  • Tony Reeves- bass
  • James Litherland – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Jumping Off the Sun – Mike Taylor, Dave Tomlin
  2. Lost Angeles – Dave Greenslade, Dick Heckstall-Smith
  3. Elegy – James Litherland
  4. Butty’s Blues – James Litherland
  5. Rope Ladder to the Moon – Pete Brown, Jack Bruce
  6. Bolero – Maurice Ravel
  7. The Machine Demands a Sacrifice – Pete Brown, Jon Hiseman, James Litherland
  8. The Grass Is Greener – Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman

 

In March 1982.

In March 1982, “Ruby” label released “Walk Among Us” the debut Misfits album. It was recorded June 1981-August 1981, December 1981-January 1982, and was produced by Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only, Doyle and Arthur Googy.

Personnel:

  • Glenn Danzig– vocals, guitar, overdubbed guitar
  • Jerry Only– bass, background vocals
  • Doyle– guitar, background vocals
  • Arthur Googy– drums
  • Mike Taylor– engineer
  • Pat Burnette – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Glenn Danzig.

  1. 20 Eyes
  2. I Turned into a Martian
  3. All Hell Breaks Loose
  4. Vampira
  5. Nike-A-Go-Go
  6. Hate Breeders
  7. Mommy, Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight?
  8. Night of the Living Dead
  9. Skulls
  10. Violent World
  11. Devil’s Whorehouse
  12. Astro Zombies
  13. Braineaters

On April 6, 1971.

Poems,_Prayers_and_Promises

On April 5, 1971, “RCA” label released “Poems, Prayers & Promises”, the fourth John Denver album. It was recorded in 1970 – 1971, and was produced by Milton Okun and  Susan Ruskin. The album contains contains “Take Me Home, Country Roads”, which would become Denver’s signature song.

Personnel:

  • John Denver – 6 & 12-string acoustic guitars, vocals
  • Eric Weissberg– banjo, steel guitars
  • Mike Taylor– acoustic guitar
  • Richard Kniss – double bass
  • Taffy Nivert– vocals (as “Fat City”)
  • Bill Danoff– vocals, guitar (as “Fat City”)
  • Frank Owens – piano
  • Gary Chester– drums, percussion
  • Don Wardell – Executive Producer

Track listing:

  1. Poems, Prayers and Promises – John Denver
  2. Let It be – John Lennon and Paul McCartney
  3. My Sweet Lady – John Denver
  4. Wooden Indian – John Denver
  5. Junk – Paul McCartney
  6. Gospel Changes – Jack Williams
  7. Take Me Home Country Roads – Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert, John Denver
  8. I Guess He’d Rather Be in Colorado Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert
  9. Sunshine on My Shoulders – John Denver, Richard Kriss, Mike Taylor
  10. Around & Around – John Denver
  11. Fire and Rain – James Taylor
  12. The Box – Kendrew Lascelles