Definitive All-Time Greatest Hits (2CD) (Remaster)

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Definitive All-Time Greatest Hits (2CD) (Remaster)

Release date: 10/05/2004

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Track Listings

Disc 1 (of 2)

1. Listen Leaving On A Jet Plane
2. Listen Take Me Home Country Roads
3. Listen Sunshine On My Shoulders
4. Listen Poems Prayers And Promises
5. Listen The Eagle And The Hawk
6. Listen Rocky Mountain High
7. Listen Farewell Andromeda (Welcome To My Morning)
8. Listen Annie's Song
9. Listen Back Home Again
10. Listen Sweet Surrender
11. Listen Thank God I'm A Country Boy
12. Listen I'm Sorry
13. Listen Calypso
14. Listen Fly Away
15. Listen Looking For Space
16. Listen Like A Sad Song
17. Listen My Sweet Lady
18. Listen Perhaps Love - Featuring Placido Domingo
19. Listen Shanghai Breezes
20. Listen Wild Montana Skies - Featuring Emmylou Harris

Disc 2 (of 2)

1. Listen Leaving On A Jet Plane (Babe I Hate To Go)
2. Listen The Weight
3. Listen Annie's Song (Acoustic Mix)
4. Listen Calypso (Acoustic Mix)

About the Album

Placing the word definitive on a best-of collection is usually a panicked label attempt to fill last-minute Christmas stockings, but in the case of RCA's Definitive All-Time Greatest Hits John Denver retrospective, it's a truly apt description. Coinciding with the 35th anniversary of Denver's first album release on RCA, the two-disc, 24-track overview of the country-pop singer's storied career is the most concise and nuanced yet. Digitally remastered from the original master tapes, road-trip classics like "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Rocky Mountain High," and "Back Home Again" are as warm as the singer's lauded tenor. There are no gimmicky re-recorded cuts or disappointing live tracks -- "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" spent its time on the charts in its live incarnation -- and his spotty '80s material is only briefly covered ("Perhaps Love" and "Shanghai Breezes"). The only real omission is "Grandma's Feather Bed," but the 20-page booklet and song-by-song commentary by longtime friend Milt Okun more than suffice. The bonus disc, maddeningly sparse at just four tracks, makes up for its brevity by including a goose bump-inducing 1975 acoustic version of "Calypso." With the pompous string section, clanging ship bell, and unnecessary drum fills removed, his ode to Jacque Cousteau's tenacious vessel is a wonder of emotion and nautical kinsmenship that inarguably exhibits Denver as one of the greatest vocalists of his time. For those unwilling to sift through the exhaustive four-CD Country Roads Collection, this Definitive package is a good buy and a rewarding visit with an old friend. ~ James Christopher Monger, All Music Guide

Artist: John Denver
Studio Label: CD
Edited: No
Format: CD
Enhanced: No
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date:
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.27
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 0.42 x 5.63
Walmart No.: 000817991
UPC: 0082876607642

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4.2 out of 5★ by 5reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5★ by Great CD! I have always been a John Denver fan and this cd is great! 11/15/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by The best collection yet! The one way it could be better is if "Grandma's Feather Bed" was included. 10/18/2009
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