Live John Denver DVDs out next week
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
– John Denver, who incorporated country into his singer/songwriter mix, will be highlighted in the Oct 13 release of "Rocky Mountain High: Live In Japan" on DVD and "Around The World Live," a 5-DVD set on Eagle Rock Entertainment
During his life, Denver sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and captured two Grammys, three American Music Awards, two Country Music Awards and an Emmy, as well as an induction into the Songwriter's Hall Of Fame. Denver died in 1997 plane crash.
The first three discs of "Around The World Live" are comprised of live performances from Australia in 1977, Japan in 1981 and England in 1986 with bonus tracks. Disc 4 complements the collection with a 1984 Japanese solo acoustic set, as well as a sprinkling of Farm Aid performances from 1985, 1987 and 1990. The final disc contains two one-hour long documentaries. One is an Earth Day program from 1990, and the other is a 1972 special about Bighorn sheep, which reside in Denver's Rocky Mountains. This restored footage was produced by Barry Ehrmann of Enliven Entertainment, who also produced ZZ Top's "Live From Texas" DVD and Jason Aldean's "Wide Open Live & More" DVD.
"I was delighted to work with Eagle Rock on the production of this box set, as they share my vision of meticulous values that resulted in the pristine restoration of this treasured footage from the prime of John's career" says Ehrmann. "This box set is a wonderful tribute to the legacy of John Denver."
Disc two of "Around The World Live" will be sold separately as "Rocky Mountain High: Live in Japan," which captures 1 of his 7 shows from this Japanese tour in 1981. It includes four of his five number one hits: Annie's Song, Calypso, Sunshine on My Shoulders and Thank God I'm A Country Boy.
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