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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Coinciding with the 35th anniversary of Denver's first album release on RCA, this two-disc, 25-track overview of the country-pop singer's storied career is the most concise and nuanced yet. Digitally remastered from the original master tapes, road-trip classics like "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Rocky Mountain High," and "Back Home Again" are as warm as the singer's lauded tenor. There are no gimmicky re-recorded cuts or disappointing live tracks -- "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" spent its time on the charts in its live incarnation -- and his spotty '80s material is only briefly covered ("Perhaps Love" and "Shanghai Breezes"). For those unwilling to sift ...
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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Coinciding with the 35th anniversary of Denver's first album release on RCA, this two-disc, 25-track overview of the country-pop singer's storied career is the most concise and nuanced yet. Digitally remastered from the original master tapes, road-trip classics like "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Rocky Mountain High," and "Back Home Again" are as warm as the singer's lauded tenor. There are no gimmicky re-recorded cuts or disappointing live tracks -- "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" spent its time on the charts in its live incarnation -- and his spotty '80s material is only briefly covered ("Perhaps Love" and "Shanghai Breezes"). For those unwilling to sift through the exhaustive four-CD Country Roads Collection, Song's Best Friend: The Very Best of John Denver is a good buy and a rewarding visit with an old friend.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2004
  • Label: Rca Victor Europe
  • UPC: 828766076523
  • Catalog Number: 660765

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Leaving on a Jet Plane (3:41)
  2. 2 Take Me Home, Country Roads (3:12)
  3. 3 Sunshine on My Shoulders (5:13)
  4. 4 Poems, Prayers and Promises (4:08)
  5. 5 The Eagle and the Hawk (2:12)
  6. 6 Rocky Mountain High (4:48)
  7. 7 Farewell, Andromeda (Welcome to My Morning) (4:04)
  8. 8 Annie's Song (3:01)
  9. 9 Back Home Again (4:47)
  10. 10 Sweet Surrender (5:39)
  11. 11 Thank God I'm a Country Boy (3:29)
  12. 12 I'm Sorry (3:32)
  13. 13 Calypso (3:36)
  14. 14 Fly Away (4:09)
  15. 15 Looking for Space (4:00)
  16. 16 Like a Sad Song (3:43)
  17. 17 My Sweet Lady (4:27)
  18. 18 Perhaps Love - Plácido Domingo (2:58)
  19. 19 Shanghai Breezes (3:12)
  20. 20 Wild Montana Skies (4:03)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Leaving on a Jet Plane (Babe, I Hate to Go) (3:13)
  2. 2 The Weight (4:30)
  3. 3 Annie's Song (3:00)
  4. 4 Calypso (3:35)
  5. 5 Amsterdam (6:39)
  6. 6 [CD-Rom Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Denver Primary Artist
Technical Credits
John Denver Composer
Robbie Robertson Composer
Jacques Brel Composer
Bill Danoff Composer
Taffy Nivert Composer
John Sommers Composer
Dick Kniss Composer
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