Cover - My Morning Jacket - Leaving on a Jet Plane (John Denver)

My Morning Jacket

[M]y Morning Jacket released a cover of John Denver’s “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” yesterday on NPR, as part of a tribute to the late songwriter on “The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver.” It’s a wonderful cover of one of the most iconic folk songs in music, and MMJ covers it tastefully and as beautifully as it could be done. The subtle airy nature, and slight reverb to the sound elevates the songs feeling of longing and sadness. The Music is You is out next month, and it includes covers from Dave Matthews, Train, Amos Lee, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Brandi Carlile & Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Josh Ritter and Barnstar!, Old Crow Medicine Show, Kathleen Edwards (produced by Jim James), Brett Dennen & Milow, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Allen Stone, Blind Pilot, J Mascis & Sharon Van Etten and Evan Dando.