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Playlist: The Very Best Of John Denver

13 April 2009 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 5 Aug 2008
  • Release Date: 5 Aug 2008
  • Label: RCA/Legacy
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  • Total Length: 53:18
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  • ASIN: B001GUBKNY
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,668 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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By Stevie D on 20 Sep 2013
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Shame hes no longer with us, but he left some wonderfull songs for us all to listen to and enjoy.
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Amazon.com: 14 reviews
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Just what I needed 21 July 2008
By Gary Adkison - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Unlike the two coinsures of John Denver above I didn't own a single track of his. This item was just what I was looking for and I really appreciate what Playlist has done (I have other of their compilations also) for people like me that like to have just the "good ol' songs" and not have to dig through 12 albums to get em.
If the above reviewers had read the objectives stated by the CD editors they could have saved themselves (and us) some time by not trying to show off their great knowledge of subject. This product was never meant for them or their ilk. It was meant for those of us that would just like to sit down and listen to some of the great hits of the past.
In accordance with their stated objectives, I think Playlist has done a great job and I highly recomemd it.
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Tediously Unexceptional Collection #26 29 Jun 2008
By Christopher - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is getting ridiculous. Definitive John Denver, John Denver's Greatest Hits, The Essential John Denver, Country Roads Collection, John Denver Remembered, The Best of John Denver, Forever John Denver, Greatest Hits Volume 2, Greatest Hits (different from previous), The Rocky Mountain Collection, Annie's Songs: A Collection of His Finest Recordings, 16 Biggest Hits, Legendary John Denver, Songs from the Heart, Greatest Hits and Favorites, VH1's Greatest Hits, The Best of JD (different, again, from above), Reader's Digest: Greatest Hits and Finest Performances, Portrait, The Very Best of John Denver, Love Again: Greatest and Latest, John Denver Collection, Greatest Country Hits, Greatest Hits Volume 3...

I recommend the purist dig through some of these to find the alternate recordings/better-mastered songs... and I must emphasize to the new John Denver fan that not all posthumous compilation albums are terrible, and at least one, Forever, John, is 90% unreleased material.

Sony BMG has released, in addition to several other of their John Denver greatest hits, yet another album that offers nothing new to either the budding fan or the old diehard.

The problem with most of these compilations is that they actually make Denver look like he has only one rockin' tune (Rocky Mountain High) and the rest of his repertoire is actually slow and almost lame. In reality, Denver has songs that are mind-blowingly atmospheric, eerie and dark like the winter winds at night, naturalistic, spiritual, or just plain fun, funny, or even exciting to play along with your guitar. These rarely appear on corporate records; you have to find them yourself by listening to each of John Denver's albums.

Playlist pulls its titles from six of Denver's albums, though each of the songs is remastered. I cannot in fairness say I've listened to the Playlist album, since no excerpts exist at the time of this writing, so I cannot tell which version of the remastered songs appears or if they have been previously released.

From the album Back Home Again: Back Home Again, Annie's Song*, Sweet Surrender, and a live recording of Thank God (I'm a Country Boy)*. This record also has the concert-favorite and funny Grandma's Feather Bed.

From Windsong: I'm Sorry*, Fly Away, and Calypso. Windsong is one of my favorite Denver albums, which includes the haunting Cowboy's Delight, the lively Spirit, and the beautiful, near-epic Looking for Space.

From Rocky Mountain High: Rocky Mountain High*, Mother Nature's Son, and Goodbye Again. This album includes the two wonderful tracks, Summer and Spring.

From Poems, Prayers & Promises: Take Me Home, Country Roads and Sunshine on My Shoulders*. It includes My Sweet Lady, such a beautiful song that is rarely seen outside of this album.

Finally, Leaving, On a Jet Plane is taken from Rhymes & Reasons, and Baby, You Look Good to Me Tonight comes from the album Spirit (not related to the song of the same title).

*These songs were re-recorded when John Denver was older and used on The Best of John Denver, and I absolutely love these renditions. Along with more modern recording methods, John Denver sounds wiser and his matured voice packs more of a wallop than it did when he was younger.

I only picked out a very small sampling of Denver songs that I like; there are dozens of other songs on his many albums that are beyond words to describe, and still others I would never tell anyone about, simply because they share a deep sentimental meaning for me.

I'll reiterate: not all the greatest hits albums are awful. But before spending money on tediously unexceptional collection #26, I would highly recommend pointing your web browser over to your local library's Website to request a few of his albums, or all of them. Start from the beginning, or work backwards. You'll find gems on his records that no one's ever heard, and those songs will become yours to treasure or share with others, and you won't have had some anonymous source find it for you!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
best of Best of! 5 Jun 2013
By Arwynn - Published on Amazon.com
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Best of Best of John Denver! don't be tricked into buying any other Best of albums! there are others out there that claim best of, but they don't have his bests!
Great collection! 17 Mar 2013
By Jessie Hines - Published on Amazon.com
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I love John Denver's hits and this is a great collection. I have other "greatest hits" CDs but this one is by far my fave!
John Denver CD 4 Feb 2013
By J. Grebe - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Playlist is great as has the best songs. Love the eco-friendly packaging. Shipped really quickly. Great way to shop for a special item
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