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John Denver: John Denver's Greatest Hits Volume 2 [RCA Victor, 1977]
My God, he was right about cities after all--urban blights like television and Ticketron have turned this innocent folkie into the blandest pop singer in history. Only "Annie's Song" packs any of the old simple-minded charm, and four of these ten songs are devoid of any interest whatsoever--his folksy lies about country boys and feather beds are at least upbeat by comparison. D+