"The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver," due out in February, will include contributions by a bevy of respectful rootsy-indie types, including
L.A.'s Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes are also slated to appear, as is
"The Music Is You" isn't the first Denver tribute album seemingly designed to rehabilitate the performer's reputation among younger listeners. In 2000, Mark Kozelek of Red House Painters oversaw "Take Me Home: A Tribute to John Denver," with tracks by
Unlike ATO's compilation, "Take Me Home" didn't contain a song by Train, which has worked up a rendition of "Sunshine on My Shoulders" for "The Music Is You." But maybe that was one of the earlier record's strengths?