Not Quite The John Denver We Are Used To
Mat Clark | Missouri | 07/04/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I really only bought this album because I had heard the track, On The Wings Of A Dream. A really wonderful spiritual song about the mystery of life and death. This was not just a random thought from John, his father died shortly before this album was released and he dedicated it to him.
I especially enjoyed Thought Of You, a song about the difficulties of love and relationships. Falling Out Of Love and Wild Montana Skies are good enough to buoy this uneven album. Other than these cuts, I cannot say that I enjoyed listening to the remainder of its contents.
I do understand that at this time in his life, John was facing a great deal of personal upheaval. This album does cover the wide spectrum of his interests and private life. These were difficult times for him, the blow of divorce, the death of his father, and trying to balance a demanding career plus his humanitarian programs. John is certainly trying to express all of his emotions and hopes in each of these songs. Maybe he tried too hard to show his alternate tastes in music.
A great album
Patrick J. Haynes | Dallas, TX | 10/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I wanted to get this "out-of-production" album because it has John Denver's version of the John Gillespie Magee, Jr. poem, "High Flight". This poem, with its renowned line "I have slipped the surly bonds of earth..." is a favorite of aviation enthusiasts. The album has other of my Denver favorites, and I am glad to have them now in digital format. The album and jewel case were in the shape the seller described. I was very pleased with this purchase, and would do business with this merchant again.