Greatest Hits [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Released in 1973, Greatest Hits only sums up a handful of years of hitmaking for John Denver, but what years those were. Between 1971 and 1973, Denver actually didn't have that many hits, but they were songs that defined him -- "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Rocky Mountain High," and "Sunshine on My Shoulders." Those three songs, along with "Leaving on a Jet Plane" -- which he wrote but Peter, Paul & Mary made into a standard -- are all here, along with seven other early songs recorded between 1969 and 1973 that may not be familiar to the average casual fan, but all capture Denver's warm folk-pop at its best. There may be more hits on Greatest Hits, Vol. 2,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Released in 1973, Greatest Hits only sums up a handful of years of hitmaking for John Denver, but what years those were. Between 1971 and 1973, Denver actually didn't have that many hits, but they were songs that defined him -- "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Rocky Mountain High," and "Sunshine on My Shoulders." Those three songs, along with "Leaving on a Jet Plane" -- which he wrote but Peter, Paul & Mary made into a standard -- are all here, along with seven other early songs recorded between 1969 and 1973 that may not be familiar to the average casual fan, but all capture Denver's warm folk-pop at its best. There may be more hits on Greatest Hits, Vol. 2, but this collection is every bit as engaging as that record. [Greatest Hits was reissued in 2005 with remastered sound, extensive liner notes, new photos, and the bonus tracks "Daydream," "I Guess I'd Rather Be in Colorado," and "Sail Away Home."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/7/2005
  • Label: Bmg Marketing
  • UPC: 828766937626
  • Catalog Number: 69376
  • Sales rank: 2,535

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Denver Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals, 12-string Guitar
Steve Weisberg Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar
Gary Chester Percussion, Drums
Eric Weissberg Banjo, Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Bill Danoff Guitar, Background Vocals
Taffy Danoff Background Vocals
Paul Griffin Piano
Herb Lovelle Drums
George Marge Woodwind
Milton Okun Conductor
Frank Owens Piano
Paul Prestopino Guitar, Harmonica
Mike Taylor Guitar
Toots Thielemans Harmonica
Dick Kniss Bass, Bass Guitar
Mike Taylor Guitar
Technical Credits
John Denver Composer
Jim Crotty Engineer
Bill Danoff Composer
Ray Hall Engineer
Lee Holdridge String Arrangements, Orchestral Arrangements
Richard King Mastering
Taffy Nivert Composer
Milton Okun Producer, Audio Production
Frank Owens String Arrangements
Michael Taylor Composer
Mike Taylor Composer
John Woram Engineer
Dick Kniss Composer
Bob Irwin Reissue Producer
Vic Anesini Mastering
Andreas Meyer Mastering
Bridget McGoldrick Packaging Manager
Lauren Dooreck Camara Art Direction
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    John Denver's Best

    He spoke to a generation with his lyrics and musicality!

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