Personnel: John Denver (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano); Pete Huttlinger (guitar, banjo, mandolin, background vocals); Belinda Whitney Barrett, Karen Karlsrud (violin); Jennie Hansen (viola); Caryl Paisner (cello); Chris Nole (piano, synthesizer, background vocals); Alan Deremo (bass, background vocals); Michito Sanchez (percussion); Pat Hawk (background vocals).
Recorded live at Sony Music Studios, New York on February 23 and 24, 1995.
Includes liner notes by Maxim Langstaff and John Denver.
All songs written or co-written by John Denver except "I Guess He'd Rather Be In Colorado" (Bill Danoff/Taffy Nivert), "You Say The Battle Is Over" (David Mallett), "Darcy Farrow" (Tom Campbell/Steve Gillette), "Me And My
Uncle" (John Phillips) and "Bet On The Blues" (Tom Paxton).
Proceeds from THE WILDLIFE CONCERT will go to The Wildlife Conservation Society.
John Denver's Wildlife Concert presents the highlights of his career in 5.1 surround sound and equally crisp video. A string section accompanies Denver on favorites such as "Country Roads," "Rocky Mountain High," "For You," and "Annie's Song," giving the set a lush yet unpretentious feel that is mirrored by the wildlife footage also featured in the video. An interview with Denver and a biography round out this adequate DVD, which is basically a straight transfer of the original VHS version. However, Denver's crowd-pleasing performance alone may make this disc worthwhile for devoted fans. ~ Heather Phares