John Denver - John Denver's Greatest Hits Lyrics
- Release date: November 1973 -
"John Denver's Greatest Hits" was John Denver's first compilation album, released in November 1973.
The collection included material from his earlier days as a songwriter (going back to 1965 on "For Bobbie") to his later hit "Rocky Mountain High". Indeed many of these tracks were not hits per se, but as Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote for Allmusic, "the[se] were [the] songs that defined him."
Denver explained this himself in the liner notes by saying that he had picked the numbers most requested in his concerts, but also that "I felt that some of these songs had grown a bit, that I am singing better than I was four or five years ago, and that I would like to treat some of the songs a little differently than I had in the original recordings."
The album climbed to the top of the Billboard 200 pop albums chart, went platinum, and was one of the first albums worldwide to sell over 10 million copies. Overall, it is by far the best-selling album of John Denver's career in the United States, being certified 9-times platinum by the RIAA.
John Denver's Greatest Hits Album Tracklist
- Take Me Home, Country Roads
- Follow Me
- Starwood In Aspen
- For Baby (For Bobbie)
- Rhymes And Reasons
- Leaving On A Jet Plane
- The Eagle And The Hawk
- Sunshine On My Shoulders
- Goodbye Again
- Poems, Prayers And Promises
- Rocky Mountain High