Railroad Earth - The John Denver Letters

  • Railroad Earth - The John Denver Letters

Railroad Earth - The John Denver Letters


Format7" LP
Released26th July 2019
Catalogue WIN006LP
Barcode 843563116166

The first release of its kind since John Denver’s passing, Railroad Earth has composed music for never-released John Denver lyrics.

While preparing handwritten lyrics of classic songs for display in an exhibit for the Grammy Museum, Denver’s management came across notebooks containing poems and ideas for songs that were never completed during Denver’s life. Todd Sheaffer, front man for Railroad Earth, set the lyrics to music. Sheaffer shares his emotions about the collaboration saying, “What an honor to have been given the opportunity to shape these John Denver words into songs. Hopefully I’ve been able to convey some of the warmth and emotional bravery I found in them into the songs and hopefully we’ve been able to channel some of John’s pure and open musical spirit into the recordings. It was fun to try, and it was a pleasure to go back and connect again with an artist I’ve known and loved for a long time.”

The sessions also hold a cherished memory for Railroad Earth as they are the last recordings that were made with beloved bandmate and multi-instrumentalist Andy Goessling, an integral member of the band who passed away in 2018. Goessling’s contributions were essential to the band’s signature authentic style.

1. If You Will Be My Lady
2. Through The Night
Railroad Earth - The John Denver Letters is currently priced at a special preorder rate and will revert to full price on release. The release date of 26th July 2019 is estimated and subject to change.

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