The Rocky Mountain Collection

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Rocky Mountain Collection is a double-disc, 39-track collection that features all of John Denver's greatest hits -- "Leaving on a Jet Plane," "Sunshine on My Shoulders," "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Rocky Mountain High," "Annie's Song," "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," "Back Home Again," "Sweet Surrender," "Fly Away," "I'm Sorry" -- plus several lesser-known but equally fine songs from throughout his career. For those who want to dig deeper than the greatest-hits collections, or want to pass by those individual volumes in favor of one set, The Rocky Mountain Collection is an ideal purchase.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Rocky Mountain Collection is a double-disc, 39-track collection that features all of John Denver's greatest hits -- "Leaving on a Jet Plane," "Sunshine on My Shoulders," "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Rocky Mountain High," "Annie's Song," "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," "Back Home Again," "Sweet Surrender," "Fly Away," "I'm Sorry" -- plus several lesser-known but equally fine songs from throughout his career. For those who want to dig deeper than the greatest-hits collections, or want to pass by those individual volumes in favor of one set, The Rocky Mountain Collection is an ideal purchase.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/1996
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 078636683744
  • Catalog Number: 66837

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Denver Primary Artist, Guitar
Emmylou Harris Track Performer
Plácido Domingo Track Performer
Lee Holdridge Conductor
Technical Credits
Eric Andersen Composer
David Byrne Composer
John Denver Arranger, Composer, Producer
Joe Henry Composer
Dick Feller Composer
Larry Butler Producer
Mickey Crofford Engineer
Bill Danoff Composer
Colin Escott Liner Notes
Ray Hall Engineer
Lee Holdridge Arranger, String Arrangements
Roger Nichols Producer
Taffy Nivert Composer
Milton Okun Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer
Frank Owens String Arrangements
John Sommers Composer
Michael Taylor Composer
Mike Taylor Arranger, Composer
Dick Kniss Arranger, Composer
Paul Williams Producer
Barney Wyckoff Producer
John Martin Sommers Composer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Listening to JD since I was 5...finally all together

    I received this album as a gift. Overall it is a great ablum. I prefer different versions of the first 4 songs, Leaving on a Jet Plane, Rhymes & Reasons, Follow Me and Aspenglow. This album's renditions of the songs lack the full sound of previous material, but are still good listening. The rest of the songs bring back the memories with the full, gentle, and soothing sounds of John Denver. Thanks Mom.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    His music is strong and true

    I have been listening to this lovely CD all morning and feel compelled to sing its praises here at BN. For anyone who appreciates music that is clear, strong, and true, get it. For anyone in their thirties, you will be transported to the simpler, sweeter time of your youth. It took his untimely death for this thirty-something to realize his impact on me. This is a CD you will want to relax with on a Sunday afternoon or have playing in the background of a get together with friends. Denver's music evokes warmth and enjoyment, a real people gatherer, and I've yet to come across an artist with that same talent. There isn't a song I don't like. It's a nice mix of both mellow songs and livelier types. It's a nice mix.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A good, well-rounded collection.

    I added this collection to my personal JD collection (all albums and two CD's) just before John died. To be honest, I hadn't played his earlier albums for years and was very surprised in the difference a few years had made in the quality of his singing. This collection spans most of his recording history, and makes this difference apparant. My very first JD album was RCA's Greatest Hits Vol I and I have to admit, I feel it (Gr Hits) has better versions of ''Rhymes and Reasons'', and ''The Eagle and the Hawk'', and Rocky Mountain Christmas has a better version of ''Aspenglow'', where their sound is fuller and the music isn't as rushed. These are the only comparisons worth mentioning, though, and other people may disagree. I play this collection all the time because it encompasses most of John's career and is very easy to just ''pop in'' the machine. There are a few great songs missing, but one can't really expect to find everything worth owning in one set.

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