Phonygraf: John Denver ‘Carolina In My Mind’

Denver John Carolina In My Mind

Matrix numbers: 1382 a/b- a rare title that has so far sold for way above average prices.
side 1: Starwood in Aspen (3:00)
Carolina in My Mind (3:05) (James Taylor cover)
Readjustment Blues (4:41)
Today (4:27) (The New Christy Minstrels cover)
Saturday Night In Toledo, Ohio (4:00)
side 2: Goodbye Again (3:37)
Blow Up Your TV (Spanish Pipe Dream) (John Prine cover) (2:30)
Prisoners (2:00)
You Done Stomped on My Heart (11:00)

Audience recording from Chapman College Memorial Hall, Orange Ca  Nov 16 1972 that in its acoustic glory is no match for the noisy vinyl.

Date is confirmed: “Document Signed (“John Denver”) in red ink, on printed William Morris Agency printed blue form, Beverly Hills, October 27, 1972. Also signed by Ron Kurtz (as “employer”) and two Morris representatives. Folio, 1 page (file holes at top). Fine, fresh example. Contract between the William Morris Agency and Denver Enterprises for Denver’s performance at Chapman College, Orange, California, on November 16, 1972, for which he received $5,000.00.”


Phonygraf numbers: 1112: Mahavishnu Orchestra ‘Dance Of The Maya’; 1113: Elton John ‘In Disguise’; 1115: The Beatles ‘EMI Outtakes’ and 2101: ELP ‘Celestial Doggie’ have all been featured before under their respective artist sections.

  1. Doinker said:

    I scored a new vinyl copy with no surface noise. It’s a great audience recording which runs a bit fast. Matrix number doesn’t match your text:
    John Denver Side 1 JD-1882-A
    John Denver Side 2 JD-1882-B
    Phonygraf labels.

    • Thank you for reporting back. I now believe that the matrix # you reported belongs to the original Phonygraf first pressing and the 137X – 138X numbers to the “Phonygraf reissues by TAKRL” with the Side 1/2 yellow labels.

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