Greatest Hits [Bonus Tracks]

Greatest Hits [Bonus Tracks]

by John Denver


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Released in 1973, Greatest Hits only sums up a handful of years of hitmaking for John Denver, but what years those were. Between 1971 and 1973, Denver actually didn't have that many hits, but they were songs that defined him -- "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Rocky Mountain High," and "Sunshine on My Shoulders." Those three songs, along with "Leaving on a Jet Plane" -- which he wrote but Peter, Paul & Mary made into a standard -- are all here, along with seven other early songs recorded between 1969 and 1973 that may not be familiar to the average casual fan, but all capture Denver's warm folk-pop at its best. There may be more hits on Greatest Hits, Vol. 2, but this collection is every bit as engaging as that record. [Greatest Hits was reissued in 2005 with remastered sound, extensive liner notes, new photos, and the bonus tracks "Daydream," "I Guess I'd Rather Be in Colorado," and "Sail Away Home."]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/07/2005
Label: Bmg Marketing
UPC: 0828766937626
catalogNumber: 69376

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Denver   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar
Steve Weisberg   Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar
Gary Chester   Percussion,Drums
Eric Weissberg   Banjo,Pedal Steel Guitar
Bill Danoff   Guitar,Background Vocals
Taffy Danoff   Background Vocals
Paul Griffin   Piano
Herb Lovelle   Drums
George Marge   Woodwind
Milton Okun   Conductor
Frank Owens   Piano
Paul Prestopino   Guitar,Harmonica
Michael Taylor   Guitar
Mike Taylor   Guitar
Toots Thielemans   Harmonica
Dick Kniss   Bass,Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

John Denver   Composer
Jim Crotty   Engineer
Bill Danoff   Composer
Ray Hall   Engineer
Lee Holdridge   String Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements
Taffy Nivert   Composer
Milton Okun   Producer,Audio Production
Frank Owens   String Arrangements
Michael Taylor   Composer
Mike Taylor   Composer
John Woram   Engineer
Dick Kniss   Composer
Bob Irwin   Reissue Producer
Bridget McGoldrick   Packaging Manager
Lauren Dooreck Camara   Art Direction

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