The Wildlife Concert

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
John Denver's first live album, An Evening with John Denver 1975, was a lavish two-LP set accompanying a network TV special, released at his commercial peak. His second live album, The Wildlife Concert, is a lavish two-CD set accompanying a cable TV special and home video, released at his commercial trough. Denver performs most of his Top Ten hits from the '70s but not "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," the big hit off the last live album, getting the bulk of them out of the way early on the first disc. He adds some well-chosen covers by folk peers such as David Mallett the antiwar "You Say the Battle Is Over" and Tom Paxton "Bet on the Blues", selects some of his better, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
John Denver's first live album, An Evening with John Denver 1975, was a lavish two-LP set accompanying a network TV special, released at his commercial peak. His second live album, The Wildlife Concert, is a lavish two-CD set accompanying a cable TV special and home video, released at his commercial trough. Denver performs most of his Top Ten hits from the '70s but not "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," the big hit off the last live album, getting the bulk of them out of the way early on the first disc. He adds some well-chosen covers by folk peers such as David Mallett the antiwar "You Say the Battle Is Over" and Tom Paxton "Bet on the Blues", selects some of his better, if less familiar, songs of the last decade "The Harder They Fall," "Falling Out of Love", and introduces new material touching on his favorite romantic "Is It Love?" and political/philosophical "Amazon" themes. With such a balanced set list, he manages to revitalize the best of his catalog, reassert his folk roots, and, to an extent, redefine himself.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/13/1995
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646465523
  • Catalog Number: 64655
  • Sales rank: 4,335

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Denver Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
James Burton Dobro, Guitar, Slide Guitar
Pat Hawk Vocals
Jim Horn Flute, Recorder, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Karen Karlsrud Violin
Michito Sánchez Percussion
Alan Deremo Bass
Caryl Paisner Cello
Pete Huttlinger Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Chris Nole Synthesizer, Piano, Vocals
Jennie Hansen Viola
Technical Credits
John Denver Composer
Bill Danoff Composer
John Harris Engineer
Taffy Nivert Composer
Michael Taylor Composer
Mike Taylor Composer
Dick Kniss Composer
Bob Irwin Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Very enjoyable

    My husband and I have been fans of John's since the beginning. The format is wonderful since it was his passion and love for the environment that we remember him the most for. Having been to his live concerts it was like being there again and hearing him perform. We love it and play it often.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A Fine Live recording for fans

    "The Wildlife Concert" is John Denver's second live recording (released 20 years after the first) and was recorded during two benefit concerts for the Wildlife Conservation Society in 1995. Like his previous live album, "An Evening with John Denver," Denver performs the songs straight forward with not much difference from the studio versions. He plays the hits like "Sunshine on my Shoulders" and "Country Roads" as well as some of his best if lesser known songs from the 1980s like "Dreamland Express." The version of "Rocky Mountain High" featured here is my favorite rendition of the song. One detraction is that the songs on the first disc, aside from the hits, are very somber and not as well constructed as some of Denver's other work. The second disc is quite excellent and includes the previously unreleased song "For You." Denver is more serious here than on his first live album but there are some fun audience interactions such as when he utters his 70s catch phrase "Far Out," and then follows it with "Did I say that, I didn't say that." Overall this album is geared more toward die-hard Denver fans but novices will not be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You Gotta Have This One

    If you even just kinda-sorta liked John Denver, this is a "must-have" DVD...... his sincerity, clarity, and message via music is a real blessing..... Beautiful songs with Pat Hawk doing a fantastic job on the background vocals... God bless you John Denver and band.... we miss you and thank you for this concert

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Denver gives one great performance before his death!

    I think Denver did a fine job with this concert. He sang his heart out! In my opinion, this concert could have launched a comeback for Denver. Although he has some lively performances on the disc, the concert is full of the hits that made denver a star in the 70s.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This album IS John Denver

    John captures in his voice, style and heart what mattered to him in life with this album. You ride the rollercoaster of life in the songs he performs. He takes you from the wings of an eagle to the pounding hooves of a stallion, from the lofty mountain peaks to the crashing waves against the bow of the Calypso. THE album for not only the utimate John Denver fan but for those of us who love the planet as much as he did.

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