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Rocky Mountain High: A Tribute To John Denver
Rocky Mountain High
Rocky Mountain High: A Tribute To John Denver
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Rocky Mountain High
Title: Rocky Mountain High: A Tribute To John Denver
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Cmh Records
Release Date: 11/25/1997
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Bluegrass, Traditional Folk, Singer-Songwriters, Tributes
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 027297802629

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Deliverance Meets Denver: A Bluegrass Butchering
IHoldAStar | 06/22/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this CD thinking that it was one of the many releases of Mr. Denver's songs that popped up everywhere following his tragic death. I, like so many of my generation, can relate events and people we were with when we first heard a particular song of Mr. Denver's. His music moved us and touched our hearts. I am the first to admit that I should have read the description of the album before purchasing it. This is not an album by John Denver. It is an attempt to turn his songs into hillbilly, barn dancing, bluegrass. One does not truly know the meaning of pain until they have listened to Annie's Song: You Fill Up My Senses being played on a banjo like the theme song from the movie Deliverance. On the other hand, if you enjoy sitting back in a rocking chair with a jug of moonshine this album is right up your alley. Needless to say I was not only disappointed but horrified at the way Mr. Denver's music was butchered."
Sweet Lonesome
Holly Loth | Philadelphia | 12/15/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The review above seems to take for granted a prejudice against country people and bluegrass music--my question is: if you don't like sweet annd honest twang, what on earth are you doing buying a blugrass disc? Perhaps if the author had seen Matewan or Coal Miner's Daughter as well as Deliverance, the poignancy of true American folk music wouldn't have been lost on him or her.I confess that I've always had a soft spot for John Denver despite his cheesy fan base (see above)--perhaps it has something to do with that Muppets Christmas album I still adore--and to be able to hear his sweet, simple tunes as rendered in banjo, dobro, lap steel, hammer dulcimer and such is truly a joy.I recommend this disc to you if you're the sort of person who respects the twang and have ever (perhaps shamefacedly) enjoyed getting Annie's Song stuck in your head."
IHoldAStar | Lexington, KY United States | 05/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After I read one of the previous reviews, I felt I just HAD to
offer a review regarding this delightful CD! It is wonderful!
Of course it differs a bit from hearing John Denver himself, because this is a grand compilation of his music, performed quite well, using instruments only---guitars, dulcimers, and mandolins. In NO WAY does this CD detract from Mr. Denver's music. If anything, this version of his music is a unique, a sweet, and a very wonderful addition to have for any John Denver fan. ENJOY."