This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… “Take Me Home” John Denver Covers November 5, 2016Posted by irishelectionliterature in This Weekend I'll Mostly Be Listening to....
John Denver died in a plane crash in 1997, had had multiple hit singles, albums with the likes of “Annies Song” , “Take me Home”, “Leaving on a Jet Plane” and “Rocky Mountain High” being his biggest hits. Yet for all that he was more than out of fashion by the time he died.
In 2000 Mark Kozelek (of the Red House Painters) decided to make a tribute album.
“My idea for this record,” Kozelek said, “is to take artists that are less likely to be associated with John Denver, have them open up a new audience to his songs, and give exposure to his popular as well as less known but significant work.”
Below is some of that album (alas some tracks are not available on youtube) and it’s really enjoyable.
This is the Spotify link if you want to listen https://open.spotify.com/album/7KU2wsOFu5wCqcyVJvLd20
There’s a good piece on the album here (with some of the tracks to download)