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John Denver: Reflections (Songs Of Love & Life)

Colin Escott, RCA Records, 1996

NO ONE WAS ever less ashamed of wearing their heart on their sleeve than John Denver. No one was ever less afraid to share moments of almost embarrassing intimacy. No one ever made music that so celebrated life and love. John put his audience in touch with the romantic side of their own souls, a side so often buffeted by everyday life. "In the midst of this incredibly insane world," he said once, "with all the terrors and problems, life is worth living. I love life, and everything about it. The first thing that is there for me in every relationship, in every aspect of living, is this celebration."

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