Monday, December 17, 2007

Dan Fogelberg

26 years ago, 'The Innocent Age' was the album I wanted more than anything else in the world. And eventually, after many, many, many months of trying (even whilst on holiday in the States!)I managed to get a copy.

It became the standard for my adolescent years and thus began a love affair with the music of Dan Fogelberg.

Sadly, Dan passed away this morning having suffered from cancer.

This track, 'Same Auld Lang Syne' is probably one of his best known pieces. It's also hauntingly seasonal.

If you've never heard of Dan Fogleberg, or his music, take time to listen to this track. It's worth the 5 minutes it will take.


St said...

Sad to hear that. I have an album of his. Bought it when I heard 'As the Raven Flies' on The Old Grey Whistle Test in the mid 70s.

'I hear the raven's made a nest in your eyes
She's got you thinking that her love is a prize
And you'll go under from the weight of her lies
As the raven flies.'

And I haven't recalled those lyrics for about 20 years.

Cosmo said...

Happy Christmas, Ali!

I hope that you and those you love will have a wonderful day!