April 20, 2010
Collectors' Choice Music

Album Review

This 1987 concert has been parceled out before, with portions of the lengthy set appearing on PBS releases called Live & Unreleased, but this 2010 Collectors' Choice set contains the full 30-track concert spread over two discs. John Denver may have been several years removed from the height of his fame, but he did not hesitate to alternate between his hits (“Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Grandma’s Feather Bed,” “Rocky Mountain High,” “Annie’s Song,” “Calypso”) and newer songs, with the latter actually dominating. This makes Live at Cedar Rapids 12/10/87 the province of hardcore fans but, truthfully, they are the main audience for a release such like this in 2010, and they will be satisfied by this thoroughly assured date.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Love Is the Master
  2. Mother Nature's Son
  3. Farewell Andromeda (Welcome to My Morning)
  4. John Speaks to the Audience [Spoken Word]
  5. Take Me Home, Country Roads
  6. Grandma's Feather Bed
  7. Back Home Again
  8. Matthew
  9. Today
  10. Blow Up Your TV (Spanish Pipe Dream)
  11. Saturday Night in Toledo, Ohio
  12. Wild Montana Skies
  13. Rhymes and Reasons
  14. The Eagle and the Hawk
  15. Flying for Me
  16. How Can I Leave You Again
  17. I'm Sorry
  18. Shanghai Breezes
  19. Fly Away
  20. For You
  21. My Sweet Lady
  22. Heart to Heart
  23. The Ambulance Down in the Valley
  24. John Speaks to the Audience [Spoken Word]
  25. Let Us Begin (What Are We Making Weapons For)
  26. Poems, Prayers & Promises
  27. Rocky Mountain High
  28. Annie's Song
  29. Calypso
  30. Falling Leaves (The Refugees)
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