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Fabio Zucca's Page - John Denver Songs
More that 280 songs with lyrics and guitar chords.
AspenKate's John Denver Photo Gallery
Multi-page collection of photographs provided by his fans and friends.
Poems, Prayers and Promises
Extensive John Denver resource including galleries, bio, and desktop theme.
Tribute to John Denver. from Southern Music Company
A tribute to John Denver from Hal Leonard. Music is available from Southern Music Company
Amazon offers Greatest Hits (Audio CD),07 June, 2005
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This is an historic John Denver CD. But... / 5
...this is a repackaged CD of the original Album/CD with added songs. I have to say I'm not too crazy about that. This was a pinnacle album in John Denver's career when originally released on vinyl back in 1973. In my opinion this updated version is not a true representation of that historical album, and this hybrid CD has now become something other than it originally was and that lessens its impact for me.

I feel that way despite the fact that they added two great songs! The added song "Daydream" has always been a personal favorite of mine and I'm glad someone has recognized the fact that it is a very fine song. But the drawback to that added track is that on his first Greatest Hits compilation John Denver had originally re-recorded many of the songs back in 1973 because he felt that had grown as a singer and artist since those songs were first recorded. "Daydream" was never re-recorded and that is evident on this CD because the song is representative of his old way of singing, and so despite being a great song it musically seems out of place to the vocal quality of the rest of the songs on the CD. The same could be said of the other two additions, "I Guess He'd Rather Be In Colorado," a great song that became popular once again among his fans as John played it in concert in his later years. The tune "Friends With You," written by Bill Danoff, was just an okay song and now has become the only song on this CD NOT written by John Denver.

I give it five stars because, despite my ranting, it is John Denver and he was simply the best at what he did. Since the original CD without the added songs is no longer available I'd like to conclude this review by adding my original Amazon review for that version of the CD.

When the original album was released in 1973, it contained only two songs that had been chart hits for John Denver. The two songs were; "Take Me Home, Country Roads," and "Rocky Mountain High." The rest of the material was considered the best songs off of his first five albums for RCA. This was marketing genius. It became a huge seller and solidified John Denver's status as a musical phenomenon.

Many songs had been re-recorded for this album reflecting John's growth as a performer. The melancholy ballad "Sunshine On My Shoulders" was culled from this album, having been ignored on the album "Poems, Prayers and Promises." With a string section added to the track it became John Denver's first number one hit.
Despite the fact that at the time there was only a few bonafide hits on the album, all of the songs have become well-recognized treasures from John Denver's astonishing career. Songs such as "Rhymes and Reasons" and "Starwood in Aspen," "The Eagle and The Hawk" could have been forgotten if they had not had been included on this album. That would have been a shame. I'm grateful that RCA recognized the quality of the material John had produced and showcased it on this album. This truly is an album that personifies the beauty, the profoundness, and depth, of a great musician.

Song "Sunshine On My Shoulders"
Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
Sunshine almost always makes me high

If I had a day that I could give you
I¡¯d give to you a day just like today
If I had a song that I could sing for you
I¡¯d sing a song to make you feel this way

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
Sunshine almost always makes me high

If I had a tale that I could tell you
I¡¯d tell a tale sure to make you smile
If I had a wish that I could wish for you
I¡¯d make a wish for sunshine all the while

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
Sunshine almost always makes me high
Sunshine almost all the time makes me high
Sunshine almost always John Denver's Greatest Hits: Music
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