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.