October 13, 2011 – Denver, CO – The estate of legendary singer and songwriter John Denver is proud to introduce a new series of previously unreleased live recordings, which will be available exclusively for purchase as downloads on http://www.JohnDenver.com via Bandcamp. The first release will be available beginning this Saturday, October 15th.
The first release, “John Denver Live In Saratoga Springs, August 5, 1990,” has been digitally transferred from its original cassette format and mastered for high quality download.Many of Denver’s live concerts were recorded directly from the sound board, which results in the highest possible quality audio recording. With today’s technology, it is now easier than ever before to make these amazing, never-before-heard recordings available directly to fans. To purchase and download, please visit http://bit.ly/qGhSCk.
Denver was an American folk singer and songwriter who became one of the most popular singers of the 1970s. In his early career he toured the folk circuit, and in 1965 joined the Chad Mitchell Trio. By 1969, he had decided to pursue a solo career and released his first album, “Rhymes and Reasons,” including the original track “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” which was previously a hit for Peter, Paul and Mary. He released two more records in 1970, and then in 1971 came his breakthrough album, “Poems, Prayers and Promises,” which contained the instant classic “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” After that, the hit singles really started to flow, including “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine on my Shoulders,” “Annie’s Song,” “Back Home Again,” “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” and “Calypso.”
Denver undertook a large amount of television work in support of his music, and formed a special association with The Muppets, with whom he appeared several times. He released sixteen albums at the height of his career in the 1970s and went on to release nine more in the 1980s and seven in the 1990s. Until his death in 1997, Denver remained committed to the issues that interested him most, including ecology and human rights. He was an committed spokesman for causes he believed just, and his musical voice remains equally eloquent today, whether he’s telling us how good it feels to be home or how important it is to keep reaching for higher ground.
“John Denver Live In Saratoga Springs, August 5, 1990” track listing:
Rocky Mountain High
Home Grown Tomatoes
Sunshine On My Shoulders
Will I Ever Catch Another Butterfly
Leaving On a Jet Plane
Wild Montana Skies
I’d Rather Be a Cowboy
Seasons of the Heart
It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie
The Flower That Shattered the Stone