John Denver: Country Boy

John Denver DVD cover

This documentary airs on Friday, June 5th, 2015 at 9pm. When you support WXXI at the $84 membership level (or $7 ongoing monthly), we can send out a DVD of the program. There's also a 4 CD set available at $240 (or $20-a-month). Invest $300 in public television (or $25 a month) and you can get them both. The pledge form is here!

DVD, John Denver: Country Boy 

One of the world's best-known and best-loved performers, John Denver earned international acclaim as a songwriter, performer, actor, environmentalist and humanitarian. Denver's career spanned four decades and his music has outlasted countless musical trends and garnered numerous awards and honors.

This definitive documentary explores the private life and public legacy of John Denver. Exclusive accounts from those closest to him reveal the man behind the music in an intimate profile to mark the anniversary of his 70th birthday. Featuring pivotal people in Denver's life, from his former managers to his son, brother, and former wives, plus the musicians who toured with him for decades and the friends who knew the real John Denver.

Includes never-before-seen extended interviews with Denver's former manager Jerry Weintraub, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, and Denver's first wife, Annie Denver. Packed with the famous songs that shaped his career and more.

4-CD set, All of My Memories: The John Denver Collection 

This deluxe 90-song, 4-CD box set is the first comprehensive multi-label overview to span 1964 to 1997, including 6 previously unreleased tracks, demos, promo rarities, live performances, limited edition and private pressings, and more! 

All Of My Memories: The John Denver Collection presents a timeless collection of Denver's music, from his earliest recordings to when he dominated the airwaves, transcending genre and topping the Pop, Adult Contemporary and Country charts...and capturing America s heart.

The set offers 90 tracks including his most well-known hits like "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Sunshine On My Shoulders," "Annie's Song," "Back Home Again," and "Rocky Mountain High" plus 6 previously unissued tracks and highly sought rarities.

The set also features duets with a wide array of artists including Emmylou Harris, Placido Domingo, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and the Muppet diva Miss Piggy; plus several live tracks, including performances from the Wildlife Concert in the U.S., to world tours as far as the U.S.S.R. (now Russia) and Australia.

Also included is a 32-page booklet exploring Denver s diverse and far-reaching appeal, with memorabilia and rare photos, and a new in-depth essay by G. Brown (former Denver Post music critic and currently Director at the Colorado Music Hall Of Fame) including first-hand interviews.