To us, John is not only a great singer/songwriter.
He also is a great entertainer and an important teacher. And that is something
which he even more proved in concerts and interviews than on records. If
we wouldn't have had the help of friends all over the world, for a long
time going to a concert or watching an interview when he was in Holland
would be the only way to experience that, since there wasn't anything available
But times are changing. Nowadays there are a few movies of John available on video, there are quite some video tapes from the Windstar symosia, there was the Portrait video, the Wildlife video and now also the Karaoke video. We're very pleased with all of them. But of course we still hope for more.
The karaoke video has two parts: the first part is a registration of the 1994 Newcastle concert in New South Wales, Australia. On this part John sings 14 songs, and introduces most of the songs by telling about the inspiration for the songs. The second part of the video John and his band play 16 songs, but for the singing you have to take care yourself. To help you with that, the lyrics of the songs are shown on the TV.
01. Sweet Surrender
(*) Karaoke only
John sings this song in Mandarin. You can find more about this song, which is also on the 5-CD box, on Rory's pages.
The video is distributed by BMG Entertainment International Asia Pacific
with numer BVVP-146.
We bought the video from I.D. International Disc. They have an great collection of John Denver items from all over the world.