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John Denver - Rhymes & Reasons mp3

John Denver - Rhymes & Reasons mp3 Performer: John Denver
Title: Rhymes & Reasons
Style: Country
Category: Rock / Folk & Country
Date of release: 1972
Country: UK
Label: RCA
Catalog number: SF 8348
Size MP3: 2506 mb
Size FLAC: 1853 mb
Rating: 4.1


1The Ballad Of Spiro Agnew
Written-By – Paxton
2Rhymes & Reasons
Written-By – Denver
3The Love Of The Common People
Written-By – Hurley, Wilkins
4The Ballad Of Richard Nixon
Written-By – Paxton
Written-By – Denver
6I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
Written-By – Taylor, Dallas
7You Done Stompt On My Heart
Written-By – William
8Today Is The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life (Sugacity)
Written-By – P. & V. Garvey
9Yellow Cat
Written-By – Fromholz
10Catch Another Butterfly
Written-By – Williams
11Leaving On A Jet Plane
Written-By – Denver
12When I'm Sixty-Four
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
Written-By – Denver, Johnson
14My Old Man
Written-By – Walker


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
LSP-4207John Denver Rhymes & Reasons ‎(LP, Album, Hol)RCA VictorLSP-4207US1969
RCA-6236John Denver Rhymes & Reasons ‎(LP, Album)RCARCA-6236Japan1974
PK 1531John Denver Rhymes & Reasons ‎(Cass, Album)RCAPK 1531US1969
82876 68963 2John Denver Rhymes & Reasons ‎(CD, Album)RCA, Legacy82876 68963 2Europe2005
26.21686, LSP 4207John Denver Rhymes & Reasons ‎(LP, Album, RE)RCA, RCA Victor26.21686, LSP 4207GermanyUnknown


  • Arranged ByJohn Denver
  • Arranged By, ProducerMilton Okun
  • EngineerJim Crotty, John Woram
  • Other [Additional Instrumentation] – Tommy Goodman
  • Other [Production Assistant] – Jean Goldhirsch


Recorded in RCA's Studios A and B, New York City

Track B3. Listed on label as "You Done Stompt On My Heart" and "(You Dun Stomped) My Heart" on sleeve


  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A (Etched)): (SF 8348) A2C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B (Stamped/Etched)): XPRS 5665-1E (B XPRS 5665-1E) (Reversed) A2AQ


  • Recorded At – RCA Recording Studios
  • Published By – Essex International
  • Published By – London Tree
  • Published By – Harmony Music Ltd.
  • Published By – Anchor Music Ltd.
  • Published By – Northern Songs
  • Published By – United Artists Music
  • Published By – Ambassador Music
  • Published By – Warner Bros.
  • Published By – Tro Essex Music Ltd.
  • Published By – Ashcroft Music
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Records


User reviews
Unless you count the self-released "John Denver Sings" from 1966, this is his first album from a real label (RCA, who he would stick with until the mid-80s). For a debut album there are a couple of classics on here that would go on to be some of his most enduring (though perhaps not best when sung by Ben Affleck and the rest of the Armageddon cast) with virtually every karaoke night across the world getting in at least one each night.

The lyrics themselves are very dense, and come across more like short stories with a lot of thought put into them instead of production line "oh baby, yeah yeah". I can't imagine many modern pop singers having the ability to remember all of these, so even if JD is not your thing, you have to admit he was very talented. The stories/songs are paint a very cozy folk picture of more innocent times and the entire album is perfect listening for quiet nights in.