Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Earth Day Every Day (Celebrate) —Murfin Home Confinement Music Festival 2020

Earth Day Every Day (Celebrate) by John Denver.

It’s Earth Day and I have seen more than one reference to the idea that human beings are a virus infecting and killing our planet.  Be that as it may, we should pause to celebrate the unofficial global holiday’s 50th anniversary.  What better than with a song by ecological activist John Denver written in 1990 for the 20th anniversary.

Even many of the ebullient balladeer’s fans may not be aware of Denver’s song Earth Day Every Day (Celebrate).  It was off of his 22nd studio album Earth Songs which originally was for sale only by mail order and at his concerts.  All but three songs on the album were new version of familiar songs from previous albums like Rocky Mountain High, Windsong, and Calypso.  Of three new songs Raven and The Flower That Shattered the Stone were released later in 1990 on his next album also titled The Flower That Shattered the Stone.  

John Denver at the mammoth 1990 Earth Day march and rally in Washington, D.C.
Only Earth Day Every Day (Celebrate) was never included on another studio album, although it can be found in box set collection.
But Denver did frequently sing at Earth Day rallies that he regularly attended.

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