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The Band: Live at the Academy of Music 1971

Levon Helm: Ramble at the Ryman

The Band: Three of a Kind

Robbie Robertson: How to Become Clairvoyant

Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band

Levon Helm: Electric Dirt

Garth and Maud Hudson: Live at the Wolf

Pulse

Dirt Farmer

Elliot Landy's Woodstock Vision

John Denver: Whose Garden Was This

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Perhaps John Denver's worst-selling album, Whose Garden Was This, is largely a record of cover songs, starting(?) with the Tom Paxton-penned environmentalist anthem that is the title track and including Denver versions of such songs as the Band's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," Jerry Jeff Walker's "Mr. Bojangles," and The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" and "Golden Slumbers." Denver's own contributions included the awkward "I Wish I Could Have Been There (Woodstock)." Though Denver tried in a sleeve note to weave all this into a theme, something about "all the things that change as we grow older," in fact, Whose Garden Was This was an expendable collection of second-rate Denver songs and first-rate songs done better by others. Not surprisingly, it missed the charts.
-- William Ruhlmann, All-Music Guide

Denver's horrible version of "Dixie..." is also available as a bonus track on the 1998 CD re-issue of the compilation LP John Denver (BMG/RCA, 1979).

Tracks

  1. Tremble If You Must
  2. Sail Away Home
  3. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (J.R.Robertson)
  4. Mr Bojangles
  5. I Wish I Could Have Been There
  6. Whose Garden Was This
  7. Game is Over
  8. Eleanor Rigby
  9. Old Folks Medley:
    • Golden Slumbers
    • Sweet Sweet Life
    • Tremble If You Must (Reprise)
  10. Jingle Bells
John Denver - Whose Garden Was This - 1970 - RCA 4414


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