I Want to Live (album)
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I Want to Live Album
I Want to Live
John Denver I Want to Live album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1977
LabelRCA Records
ProducerMilton Okun, John Snyder
John Denver chronology
John Denver's Greatest Hits, Volume 2
I Want to Live
John Denver
Singles from I Want to Live
  1. "How Can I Leave You Again?"
    Released: August 1977[1]
  2. "It Amazes Me"
    Released: February 1978[2]
  3. "I Want To Live"
    Released: April 1978[3]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars [4]

I Want to Live is the 12th studio album by American singer-songwriter John Denver released by RCA Records in November, 1977. The title song was dedicated to the "Hunger Project", which Denver was on the board of directors.

Track listing

All tracks composed by John Denver; except where indicated

Side one

  1. "How Can I Leave You Again" - 3:07
  2. "Tradewinds" - 3:17
  3. "Bet on the Blues" (Tom Paxton) - 3:50
  4. "It Amazes Me" - 2:35
  5. "To the Wild Country" - 4:31
  6. "Ripplin' Waters" (Jimmy Ibbotson) - 3:56

Side two

  1. "Thirsty Boots" (Eric Andersen) - 4:35
  2. "Dearest Esmeralda" (Bill Danoff) - 3:29
  3. "Singing Skies and Dancing Waters" - 4:01
  4. "I Want to Live" - 3:45
  5. "Druthers" - 2:43


  • Don Wardell - Executive Producer
  • Kris O'Connor - production assistance
  • Mickey Crofford - engineer
  • Acy Lehman - art direction
  • Mark English - cover illustration


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