The late singer's estate shares "The Blizzard" on 20th anniversary of his death.
The John Denver Estate is commemorating the 20th anniversary of the singer-songwriter's death with a gift for fans.
On Thursday (Oct. 12) the estate will release a previously unheard version of Judy Collins' "The Blizzard" via the official Denver website, digital retailers and streaming services. Denver recorded the song during the early '90s and even sent Collins a demo of his rendition, but never put it out before his unexpected death on Oct. 12, 1997.
"It's a very John Denver song," Brian Schwartz, director of the estate, tells Billboard. "We're honoring his music and his life by releasing this track that we found in the archives. We mixed it, we mastered it. John Denver fans are rabid. They're going to freak out when they hear this." And Schwartz adds there's likely more unreleased material where "The Blizzard" came from.