- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: September 28, 1999
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: RCA
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Sunshine on My Shoulders
- 5.Late Winter, Early Spring (When Everybody Goes to Mexico)
- 7.Back Home Again
- 8.All of My Memories
- 9.Rocky Mountain Suite (Cold Nights in Canada)
- 10.To the Wild Country
- 11.You're So Beautiful
- 13.I'm Sorry
- 14.Wrangle Mountain Song
- 15.Heart to Heart
- 16.It's a Possibility
- 17.In My Heart
- 18.The Wings That Fly Us Home
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Annie's Song
- 2.Falling Out of Love
- 3.What One Man Can Do
- 4.A Wild Heart Looking For a Home
- 5.Relatively Speaking
- 6.World Game
- 7.Love Is the Master
- 8.On the Wings of a Dream
- 9.Don't Be Kind - (previously unreleased)
- 10.African Sunrise
- 11.Let Us Begin (What Are We Making Weapons For)
- 12.It's About Time
- 13.Farewell Andromeda (Welcome to My Morning) - (previously unreleased)
- 14.It Amazes Me - (previously unreleased)
- 15.Druthers - (previously unreleased)
- 16.Looking For Space - (previously unreleased)
Personnel includes: John Denver (vocals, acoustic guitar).
Producers: John Denver, Milton Okun, Barney Wyckoff.
Compilation producer: Paul Williams.
Recorded between 1971 and 1986. Includes liner notes by Joesph P. Larado.
Digitally remastered by Mike Hartry.
There are a few hits on Portrait, but the double-disc compilation doesn't intend to be a hits collection. Instead, the set is intended to be a portrait of John Denver himself and the songs and causes that were important to him. As such, it's filled with album tracks, five previously unreleased cuts (only one of which, "Don't Be Kind," is an unreleased song) and a four songs that he recorded in concert in San Francisco toward the end of the '70s. In other words, it's a bit of a hodgepodge, especially since the featured songs aren't necessarily among the best of his lesser-known material. Still, there's enough good material to make it useful for casual fans who want to dig a little deeper into his catalog, and the handful of rarities will be of interest to hardcore collectors. [An Australian version of the CD was also released.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine