When I was growing up, John Denver was as much a part of my life as my mom and dad were. His music could be heard coming over the little am/fm radio in my bedroom. His songs were sung around the fire when I was off camping with the Girl Scouts. He was everywhere. And, with good reason.
Denver had the ability to turn a simple song into a warm embrace. A song meant comfort and home. It was a connection to nature or to a sense of being.
Remarkably, his songs stand the test of time.
The DVD, A Song’s Best Friend, John Denver Remembered, captures the singer-songwriter at his best. With loving words from Annie Denver, producer Milt Okun, manager Hal Thau, and many others, we are led on an enchanting tour of his world. Vintage footage and voice overs from Denver himself are included, making for a very intimate stroll down memory lane.
The sound quality of the DVD is exceptional, as is the video production. It’s a real treat!
After watching the DVD many times over, I couldn’t help but think of what John Denver might have contributed to music had it not been for the tragic accident that claimed his life. While we will never be able to realize that dream, this loving tribute is here to remind us that Denver brought us sunshine, beauty, and a passion for life with every song.
Whether you’re a fan of John Denver’s music or not, his legacy is collection of rich music with heart unlikely to be recreated by any of today’s artists.