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Rocky Mountain Christmas
John Denver
Rocky Mountain Christmas
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classical
 
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John Denver's folk music couldn't hide the fact that he was a deeply spiritual man. The reverence with which he imbues Rocky Mt. Christmas is equally obvious, even when the songs have a more secular theme. The standards li...  more »

      
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All Artists: John Denver
Title: Rocky Mountain Christmas
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA
Release Date: 8/25/1998
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classical
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Easy Listening, Singer-Songwriters, Soft Rock, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Folk Rock, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 078636764122

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John Denver's folk music couldn't hide the fact that he was a deeply spiritual man. The reverence with which he imbues Rocky Mt. Christmas is equally obvious, even when the songs have a more secular theme. The standards like "What Child Is This" and "Silent Night" are moving pieces of inspiration. However, "Please Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)" is a painful inclusion, whether it's intended to be autobiographical or not. But hey, holiday memories aren't always happy ones. "Aspenglow" is Denver's tribute to his beloved Colorado, while his decision to throw in "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" seems to have been a perfunctory one. It's forgivable, though, especially after hearing his charm-laden "Christmas Song." --Steve Gdula

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Just like the LP
Sidney A. Meyer | Florida | 12/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Apparently this album has been released in at least three different formats. One contains two extra tracks and another even more. Perhaps they are a better bargain and you get to hear more John Denver, but this CD remains true to the original album and concept. Somehow having tracks after "A Baby Just Like You" would spoil the album. This is typical Denver, reverent, irreverent, mellow, lively. John was a study in opposites. He blended folk with country and was the first artist to broaden the base of country music listeners. The current popularity of country music has much to owe John Denver. Before him, it had a much narrower following. "Aspenglow" is a lovely tune, one that I like to hear every Christmas, even though it is not traditional. The oddest track is "Please, Daddy, Don't Get Drunk this Christmas." Even more peculiar is the fact that I really like this track. It is certainly memorable, and in its way brings home the fact that not every child has a wonderful Christmas and perhaps we should all do more to make Christmas special for those that are less fortunate. All in all, this is a great album, especially if you love John Denver. It makes the season just a little more poignant."