- Released: August 23, 2005
- Label: RCA
Dirty Linen - p.64
"[T]he lightness and purity of his tenor was always part of his charm."
- 2.The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting By An Open Fire)
- 3.Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
- 4.Silver Bells
- 5.Please, Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)
- 6.Christmas For Cowboys
- 7.Away In A Manger
- 8.What Child Is This
- 9.Coventry Carol
- 10.Oh Holy Night
- 11.Silent Night, Holy Night
- 12.A Baby Just Like You
- 13.Jingle Bells
- 14.White Christmas
This 1998 reissue contains 5 bonus tracks (including the previously
unreleased "White Christmas") not included on the original release.
Producers: Milton Okun, John Denver, Barney Wycoff, Roger Nichols.
Personnel: John Denver (vocals, 6-string guitar, 12-string guitar); John Sommers (guitar, mandolin); Steve Weisberg (guitar); William Kurasch, Sid Sharp (violin); Samuel Boghossian (viola); Jesse Erhlich (cello); Lee Holdridge (piano, tack piano, celesta, harpsichord); Hal Blaine (drums, percussion).
Liner Note Author: Joseph F. Laredo.
Recording information: RCA, Hollywood, CA (06/03/1970/08/??/1975); RCA, New York (06/03/1970/08/??/1975); Soundstage, Toronto (06/03/1970/08/??/1975).
Illustrator: Peter Palombi.
Arrangers: Dick Kniss; Hal Blaine; John Denver; Lee Holdridge ; Steve Weisberg; Herb Lovelle; John Sommers.
John Denver's music always had a warm, home-spun quality to it, so it isn't surprising that his 1975 holiday effort, Rocky Mountain Christmas, is a wonderfully low-key and friendly Christmas album. Divided between classic carols and new numbers, such as the fine "Aspenglow" and "Christmas for Cowboys," the album is an appealing, pretty record, perfect for late nights by the fireside. The 1998 CD reissue adds five bonus tracks: "Jingle Bells," "White Christmas," "The Music is You," "Perhaps Love," and "Dreamland Express." ~ Rodney Batdorf