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listen  1. Leaving on a Jet PlaneJohn Denver 3:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. CircusJohn Denver 2:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Rhymes and ReasonsJohn Denver 3:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Catch Another ButterflyJohn Denver 2:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. DaydreamsJohn Denver 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Follow MeJohn Denver 2:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. AspenglowJohn Denver 2:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. MollyJohn Denver 3:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Sticky Summer WeatherJohn Denver 3:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. IsabelJohn Denver 3:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Sunshine on My ShouldersJohn Denver 5:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. My Sweet LadyJohn Denver 4:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Take Me Home, Country RoadsJohn Denver 3:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. I Guess He'd Rather Be In ColoradoJohn Denver 2:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Poems, Prayers And PromisesJohn Denver 4:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Starwood in AspenJohn Denver 3:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. City Of New OrleansJohn Denver 3:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. All Of My MemoriesJohn Denver 4:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Casey's Last RideJohn Denver 4:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. The Eagle and the HawkJohn Denver 2:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Friends w-ith YouJohn Denver 3:22$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Rocky Mountain HighJohn Denver 4:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. For Baby (For Bobbie)John Denver 2:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Goodbye AgainJohn Denver 3:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. We Don't Live Here No MoreJohn Denver 4:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. I'd Rather Be a Cowboy (Lady's Chains)John Denver 4:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Farewell Andromeda (Welcome to My Morning)John Denver 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Rocky Mountain Suite (Cold Nights In Canada)John Denver 3:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Annie's SongJohn Denver 2:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Back Home AgainJohn Denver 4:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Grandma's Feather BedJohn Denver 2:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Sweet SurrenderJohn Denver 5:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. EclipseJohn Denver 3:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Thank God I'm A Country BoyJohn Denver 2:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. This Old GuitarJohn Denver 2:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. SpiritJohn Denver 3:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Song Of WyomingJohn Denver 3:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. I'm SorryJohn Denver 3:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. WindsongJohn Denver 3:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Looking For SpaceJohn Denver 3:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Fly AwayJohn Denver 4:10$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. CalypsoJohn Denver 3:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Come And Let Me Look In Your EyesJohn Denver 3:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Like A Sad SongJohn Denver 3:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Polka Dots And MoonbeamsJohn Denver 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. In The Grand WayJohn Denver 3:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. How Can I Leave You AgainJohn Denver 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Ripplin' WatersJohn Denver 3:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. It Amazes MeJohn Denver 2:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Singing Skies And Dancing WatersJohn Denver 4:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Dearest EsmeraldaJohn Denver 3:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Thirsty BootsJohn Denver 4:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. I Want to LiveJohn Denver 3:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. SouthwindJohn Denver 3:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Garden SongJohn Denver 2:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. What's On Your MindJohn Denver 4:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. You're So BeautifulJohn Denver 3:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. In My HeartJohn Denver 3:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. The Mountain SongJohn Denver 4:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Song For The LifeJohn Denver 3:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. AutographJohn Denver 3:39$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Some Days Are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stone)John Denver 4:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Country LoveJohn Denver 3:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. DreamsJohn Denver 3:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Heart To HeartJohn Denver 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Shanghai BreezesJohn Denver 3:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Seasons of the HeartJohn Denver 3:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Perhaps LoveJohn Denver With Placido Domingo 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Falling Out Of LoveJohn Denver 5:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. It's About TimeJohn Denver 3:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Wild Montana SkiesJohn Denver Duet with Emmylou Harris 4:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Dreamland ExpressJohn Denver 4:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. If EverJohn Denver 5:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. I'm In The Mood To Be Desired TonightJohn Denver 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Don't Close Your Eyes, TonightJohn Denver 4:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Love Is the MasterJohn Denver 2:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. I Can't EscapeJohn Denver 3:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Love AgainJohn Denver 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Flying for MeJohn Denver 5:40$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 26, 1997)
  • Original Release Date: August 26, 1997
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B000002X27
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,590 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Product Description

There have been a number of John Denver collections, but none of 'em measures up to this 4-CD, 79-track blockbuster! Inside are all of his hits, choice album cuts and unreleased material, with fine annotation it's the last word on one of the signature singer-songwriters of the '70s. Includes Take Me Home, Country Roads; Rocky Mountain High; Sunshine on My Shoulders; Annie's Song; Thank God I'm a Country Boy; I'm Sorry; Calypso they're all here and then some!

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Massive and impressively comprehensive, the Country Roads Box Collection is classic John Denver. Spanning four discs, the collection not only draws upon the obvious highlights of Denver's career, but also includes fan favorites that might not have received the same airplay as their more popular counterparts. Listening to Country Roads, the finesse with which Denver balanced his folk rock tendencies with his country leanings emerges as testament to his talent. As a box set, the collection would be remiss if it didn't include "Leaving on a Jet Plane," "Annie's Song," "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," or "Rocky Mountain High"--and, of course, the box set's namesake is here. Later hits like "Calypso," with its sea-shanty yodeling, portray Denver's ability to ease himself into the role of balladeer, regardless of the genre. Novelty duets with Placido Domingo and Emmylou Harris were intended to rekindle what seemed to be lagging popularity, but Country Roads establishes John Denver's contributions as timeless, nonetheless. --Steve Gdula

Customer Reviews

This is a great collection of John Denver songs.
GAILLYNNE52
Between the its and the album cuts this is an excellent box set.
john thomas
Star - would recommend to anyone who loves his music.
Linda F. Rimestad

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108 of 109 people found the following review helpful By Steve Vrana HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on February 19, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is not for the neophyte John Denver fan. [They would be better served by the recently released 2-disc Portrait or the single disc Greatest Country Hits.] But true fans of the late John Denver will settle for nothing less than this sprawling 4-disc, 79-song box set. And even at that, this is not a complete retrospective, being limited to his 1969 to 1986 tenure at RCA. [So there are no songs from his stint with the Chad Mitchell Trio or anything from the albums he released on his own Windstar label after leaving RCA.] But what you do get shows the breadth and depth of one of America's best singer-songwriters of the past half century.
Of course, you get all the hits--fifteen top forty hits in all, and six of them sold at least a million copies!
Disc-1 covers his first four albums, beginning with the song which gave him his first national exposure as a songwriter--the lovely "Leaving on a Jet Plane" from 1969's Rhymes and Reasons (and covered by Peter, Paul & Mary who take it to No. 1). It wasn't until his fourth album, "Poems, Prayers, and Promises," that he charted with the single "Take Me Home, Country Roads."
Disc-2 essentially covers Denver's peak commercial years (1972-75). "Annie's Song," "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" and "Calypso" all went to No. 1. His anthemic "Rocky Mountain High" epitomized the wholesome, down-home qualities of this all-American boy next door. And perhaps it was these same qualities which became his undoing. As the seventies wore on and musical tastes changed, a fickle record-buying public were no longer enthralled with the bespectacled "country boy."
Disc-3 sees the hits charting lower and lower.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on December 21, 2002
Format: Audio CD
You have to enjoy John's music a lot to want this box, but you don't have to be a fanatic. This set provides a comprehensive overview of his career from his years at RCA (which are really the only ones that matter to most people).
The first CD is interesting. It is made up entirely of tracks from Rhymes and reasons, Take me to tomorrow, Poems prayers and promises and Aerie. These were his first, second, fourth and fifth albums. The third album (Who's garden was this?) is mentioned in the accompanying booklet, but is not represented here at all. The collection starts with Leaving on a jet plane, which John wrote before he was famous. It became a huge international hit for Peter Paul and Mary. The most famous track is Take me home country roads, but there are many other great songs here. I would like to have seen his cover of Buddy Holly's Everyday and something from that third album included, but I have no complaints about what has been included.
The second CD is compiled from the next four original albums - Rocky mountain high, Farewell Andromeda, Back home again and Windsong. This was the period when John's popularity was at its peak. Many of his famous songs are on this CD, including Annie's song, Back home again, Sweet surrender, I'm sorry and Rocky mountain high. Thank God I'm a country boy, originally a track on Back home again, was later recorded live and that recording became another huge hit. It is that version which is included here, not the original studio recording.
The third CD begins with one last track from Windsong - Calypso, a tribute to Jacques Cousteau. During the period covered by this CD, John recorded two Christmas albums including one with the Muppets. Neither of these are represented here.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Richard J. Silverberg on December 28, 1999
Format: Audio CD
During the seventies, as a youngster, I had mixed emotions about John Denver's hit music. Tentatively, after the tragedy I decided to purchase this 4 c.d. set from BMG Direct - his old record company. After listening to the entire set, I gained tremendous respect for Mr. Denver. I'm now embarrassed that I didn't fully appreciate his talents. In my opinion, 25% of the songs are truly outstanding, 35% are good, 30% are average and 10% are unlistenable.
As such, I decided to puirchase more of Mr. Denver's music. After acquiring various individual albums (remember those things?) and c.d.'s, it became apparent this box set is poorly mixed. The vocals are upfront while the instumental work, especially the guitars, lacks presence. One simply cannot hear the complexity of the musical backing of which incoporates Mr. Denver's own guitar playing. I wonder if anybody else out there has the same impression?
Regardless, this set is a fine introduction To Mr. Denver's music from 1969-1986. Also,his music after this period is worth owning. I wish that BMG would reissue his complete catalogue - MIXED PROPERLY !
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 5, 1999
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If John Denver's original music and his presentation blow you away, then so will this compilation. If you're even remotely entertained by John Denver's artistry, the same goes - - you'll thoroughly enjoy this collection, spanning as it does the earliest years to the late 80s. You might be surprised by the mixes on the earliest songs... Denver re-recorded them for the Greatest Hits album of 1974. The selections blend gently with each other and reflect all the published sides of this artist (whom I personally miss). The hits are here, the secondary efforts are here... even a couple of obscure items are here. Hope you enjoy it as much as I.
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