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4.0 out of 5 stars A good budget compilation... naff title., 18 Jun 2013
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G. Richardson (Hampshire Uk) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Real... John Denver (Audio CD)
The good points
1. Aside from the complete RCA albums and Country Roads collection box sets this is probably the best compilation so far of JD's most popular songs; certainly those released here in the UK. It has all the hits I can think of though I'm sure some ardent fans of his music may beg to differ. There is a similar 3-disc budget release on the Sony/BMG label titled Legendary John Denver which has three less tracks in total and favours material more popular in the U.S.
2. The "Real..." release is packaged as a fold out digipak with each disc having its own plastic holder so no cardboard sleeves with risk of scratched discs.
3. The tracks have been mastered from original Columbia recordings and sound quality is very good.
4. At 5.86 - pre-Father's Day price - it's a bargain (although The Real Bob Dylan in the same series sold for 5.00).

The not so good points
1. I find my copy of A Song's Best Friend [2004] which has remastered original recordings to have better sound separation making the instruments and John's voice clearer. The Legendary John Denver is also a remastered release.
2. There is no booklet offering information about the man and his music. Track listing for each disc is on the back of the case with a bit more detail, e.g. year of release, in small print behind the plastic disc holders.
3. It is made in the EU though this turns out to be Poland. There is some colour variation in the aluminium layer. I ran the discs through Exact Audio Copy, and while I rarely find any disc achieving 100% accuracy on all tracks, my copy of this album revealed a higher than average number just falling short of 100%.
4. Finally, the track listings do not follow a chronological order, so for example, 7 tracks off JD's eighth album, Back Home Again can be found scattered across all three disks. This might annoy fans wanting to listen to how JD's work developed over time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The title sums it up., 3 Jan 2014
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dilbert (Cardiff, UK) - See all my reviews
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I bought this CD set as I was always a fan of what I had heard from John Denver but conscious that what I had heard was the popular and covers of his music by others. At the price I paid I considered it more than worth a punt and it covered what I liked and a whole lot more beside.

In a nutshell, I am delighted with the music on this set. It is difficult to sum up the range and variety of the tracks here but from live to studio, naive to mature and in between, there are excellent example here to outline what a talent the man was. It may be fanciful of me but more than an illustration of his output, it also serves as a wonderful example of American 'folk music' and please note; I use the term in the broadest (and positive) sense !

Unreservedly recommended and at a bargain price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Have always liked JD, 21 Oct 2013
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CD's contain a very good selectin of his music and it is a joy to listen to as some I have never heard before
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5.0 out of 5 stars great is an understatement, 16 Oct 2013
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great songs all on 3 cds and the price well! a bargain, if you like john denver get this cd
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5.0 out of 5 stars Saw the film, bought the music., 23 Sep 2013
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Saw the film on Freeview 61, True Entertainment, and remembered how much I liked him. This CD is really good value and a good collection of his work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Its a pity thats he is dead, 9 July 2014
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DAVID SMALL (CHelmsford England) - See all my reviews
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Just a set that grabs all my remberancing of John
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy and sad memories, 30 Jun 2014
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Bought this set for my wife, as I had been gradually introducing her to music she did not grow up with. Now, she has more or less let go of Cliff Richard, in favour of John Denver.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great CDs, 22 Feb 2014
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With 3 Cds available for such a low price--wehad to buy--will buy again from Amazon--in the future--for more bargains--Thank You
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent product, 4 Feb 2014
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This item was purchased as a gift. The recrivrr was over thd moon eith it. It was delivered well in time for Xmas. I would recommend it to anyone
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5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Present, 28 Jan 2014
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Sister was very pleased with this CD for Christmas as she hadn't got this one and was thrilled to find that it had 3 discs
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