Portrait

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There are a few hits on Portrait, but the double-disc compilation doesn't intend to be a hits collection. Instead, the set is intended to be a portrait of John Denver himself and the songs and causes that were important to him. As such, it's filled with album tracks, five previously unreleased cuts only one of which, "Don't Be Kind," is an unreleased song and a four songs that he recorded in concert in San Francisco toward the end of the '70s. In other words, it's a bit of a hodgepodge, especially since the featured songs aren't necessarily among the best of his lesser-known material. Still, there's enough good material to make it useful for casual fans who want...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There are a few hits on Portrait, but the double-disc compilation doesn't intend to be a hits collection. Instead, the set is intended to be a portrait of John Denver himself and the songs and causes that were important to him. As such, it's filled with album tracks, five previously unreleased cuts only one of which, "Don't Be Kind," is an unreleased song and a four songs that he recorded in concert in San Francisco toward the end of the '70s. In other words, it's a bit of a hodgepodge, especially since the featured songs aren't necessarily among the best of his lesser-known material. Still, there's enough good material to make it useful for casual fans who want to dig a little deeper into his catalog, and the handful of rarities will be of interest to hardcore collectors. [An Australian version of the CD was also released.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/1999
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 078636778341
  • Catalog Number: 67783

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Denver Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Lee Holdridge Conductor
Technical Credits
John Denver Arranger, Composer, Producer
Mickey Crofford Engineer
Ray Hall Engineer
Lee Holdridge Arranger, String Arrangements
Roger Nichols Producer
Milton Okun Producer, Executive Producer
Michael Taylor Composer
Mike Taylor Arranger
Dick Kniss Arranger, Composer
Joseph F. Laredo Liner Notes
Barney Wyckoff Producer
Pableto Henry Composer
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