September 29, 2009

Album Review

RCA Legacy's The Music of John Denver does an effective job of chronicling the majority of the singers's biggest hits during his lengthy tenure with the label. The track listing is in chronological order, beginning in 1969 with "Daydream" and concluding with live versions of "Matthew" and "This Old Guitar" from the 1995 album The Wildlife Concert. Ample space is given to his much-revered hits of the '70s and '80s, including the original versions of "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Rocky Mountain High," "Sunshine on My Shoulders," "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," "Some Days Are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stone)," and "Wild Montana Skies." This is a well-rounded retrospective of John Denver's country-pop and soft rock best.
Al Campbell, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Daydreams
  2. Rhymes and Reasons
  3. Leaving on a Jet Plane
  4. Take Me to Tomorrow
  5. Follow Me
  6. Sail Away Home
  7. Poems, Prayers and Promises
  8. Take Me Home, Country Roads
  9. I Guess He'd Rather Be in Colorado
  10. Starwood in Aspen
  11. Everyday
  12. The Eagle and the Hawk
  13. Goodbye Again
  14. For Baby (For Bobbie)
  15. Rocky Mountain High
  16. I'd Rather Be a Cowboy (Lady's Chains)
  17. Farewell Andromeda (Welcome to My Morning)
  18. Sunshine on My Shoulders
  19. Annie's Song
  20. Back Home Again
  21. Sweet Surrender
  22. Thank God I'm a Country Boy
  23. Aspenglow
  24. I'm Sorry
  25. Calypso
  26. Fly Away
  27. My Sweet Lady
  28. How Can I Leave You Again
  29. It Amazes Me
  30. I Want to Live
  31. Sweet Melinda
  32. Autograph
  33. Dancing with the Mountains
  34. Some Days Are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stone)
  35. The Cowboy and the Lady
  36. Perhaps Love
  37. Shanghai Breezes
  38. Seasons of the Heart
  39. Wild Montana Skies
  40. Love Again
  41. Dreamland Express
  42. Love Is the Master
  43. Flying for Me
  44. Matthew
  45. This Old Guitar