JOHN DENVER - The Essential John Denver (2007)
John Denver (1943 – 1997) was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the 1970s in terms of record sales, recording and releasing around 300 songs, of which about 200 were composed by him. He was named Poet Laureate of Colorado in 1977. Songs such as "Leaving on a Jet Plane" (1967), "Take Me Home, Country Roads" (1971), "Rocky Mountain High" (1972), "Sunshine on My Shoulders" (1973), "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" (1974), "Annie's Song" (1974), and "Calypso" (1975) are popular worldwide. Denver has been referred to as "The Poet for the Planet", "Mother Nature's Son" (based on The Beatles song he covered) and "A Song's Best Friend".
One of the world's best-known and best-loved performers, John Denver earned international acclaim as a songwriter, performer, actor, environmentalist and humanitarian. John’s music has spanned three decades, outlasted countless musical trends, and garnered numerous music awards and honors, including a 1996 Induction into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, and in 1993, the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Music award.
DISC 1: 01. Leaving, On A Jet Plane 02. Rhymes & Reasons 03. Take Me Home, Country Roads 04. Poems, Prayers and Promises 05. I Guess He'd Rather Be in Colorado 06. Friends with You 07. Rocky Mountain High 08. Goodbye Again 09. I'd Rather Be a Cowboy (Lady's Chains) 10. Farewell Andromeda (Welcome to My Morning) 11. Sunshine on My Shoulders 12. Back Home Again 13. Matthew 14. Thank God I'm a Country Boy 15. Annie's Song 16. Sweet Surrender 17. Looking for Space 18. I'm Sorry
DISC 2: 01. Calypso 02. Fly Away 03. Baby, You Look Good To Me Tonight 04. Like a Sad Song 05. How Can I Leave You Again 06. It Amazes Me 07. I Want To Live 08. My Sweet Lady 09. Autograph 10. Some Days Are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stone) 11. The Cowboy And The Lady 12. Seasons Of The Heart
13. Shanghai Breezes 14. Perhaps Love 15. Wild Montana Skies 16. Love Again 17. Dreamland Express 18. Is It Love?
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