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The songs are ones I like and remember. What makes this hard to listen to is the instrumentation. It sounds "tinny" with too much treble and the backgrounds are sometimes inappropriate to the song: I'm very used to the Denver backgrounds and some of these are just awful. If there is one redeeming track it is "Perhaps Love" sung by John Denver and Luciano Pavarotti which brings tears to my eyes. I wouldn't waste my money on this disc. Amazon has a boxed set which I've ordered and hope will be better than this. I have the "Unplugged Collection" which is much better than this, but lacks some of my favourite tunes.
If you are a John Denver fan like me then do not buy this CD. Although it has many of John's greatest songs, the versions chosen for this CD are clearly not the best. The production quality is awful and many almost sound like outtakes. If John were alive today he would not be happy with what has been put together on this CD.
If you want the original John Denver recordings, then as indicated this is the album for you. I don't. I prefer the sophisticated musicality of John Denver accompanied by a band. If you want to listen to John Denver as he evolved, then buy "John Denver's Greatest Hits" (2005).
Great music if you love John Denver music. The songs are from his early years. They are songs that have made me a big fan. I have been a fan since the early 70s. His music has the passion for all people who love nature. He will be deeply missed. There was no body better.