Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day 127

John Denver- John Denver's Greatest Hits

I never was much of a John Denver fan. He always bored me for the most part. If you ask me, his best work was Oh, God!.

I kept this record mainly for a point of reference. In case anyone asks me about a John Denver song or something. Personally, I prefer Mark Kozelek's covers to the originals. You can hear John Denver's influence on Kozelek's guitar playing listening to this record though. So, that's pretty cool. It's also pretty cool that instead of this being a collection of his best songs from his first six albums, he went in and re-recorded them. In the liner notes he says that he felt that the songs had grown a bit and that he's singing better than he was when he first recorded them. I gotta give him props for that.

But that being said, this album is still boring me. And that's with his big hits on this record. "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Leaving, On a Jet Plane", "Sunshine On My Shoulders", and "Rocky Mountain High". Too bad "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" isn't on here. I always dug that song. I'm keeping it though. You never know when I'll have to bust it out for somebody.

Old videos crack me up:

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