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Very Best of Dan Fogelberg
     

The Very Best of Dan Fogelberg

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by Dan Fogelberg
 

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The very personification of soft rock during the late '70s and '80s, Dan Fogelberg had a knack for melodic hooks and straight-to-the-heart lyrics that instantly captured a generation hungry for honest sentiment. This collection brings together most of his best FM classics, including "Part of the Plan" (with its luminous harmonies, courtesy of See more details below

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The very personification of soft rock during the late '70s and '80s, Dan Fogelberg had a knack for melodic hooks and straight-to-the-heart lyrics that instantly captured a generation hungry for honest sentiment. This collection brings together most of his best FM classics, including "Part of the Plan" (with its luminous harmonies, courtesy of Graham Nash and Joe Walsh); the lushly orchestrated "Nether Lands"; the poignant "Heart Hotels," "Same Old Lang Syne," and "Lonely in Love" (which boasts a sax and guitar riff that sticks in your head like glue); the Eagles-style "Run for the Roses"; and, of course, "Longer," a Valentine's and anniversary favorite if ever there was one. Fogelberg's abilities as both a composer and performer shine through in this collection, from mellow ballads and mid-tempo love songs to such up-tempo material as "Missing You" and "She Don't Look Back." Fogelberg's clever blend of country, rock, jazz, and Latin elements make his songs even more memorable, and his yearning vocals render him the perfect interpreter of his own sturdily built material.

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Although nine of the ten songs on Dan Fogelberg's 1982 release Greatest Hits also show up here, this is a definite improvement on that prior disc. It has more songs (17), and extends its chronological reach all the way up to 1993. A few post-1982 chart singles are on here that weren't on Greatest Hits, though only one of them, "The Language of Love," was a big hit, and it could be argued that Fogelberg's most popular and familiar material is adequately summarized by Greatest Hits anyway.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/03/2001
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998528024
catalogNumber:
85280
Rank:
1531

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The Very Best of Dan Fogelberg 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ladybugdi More than 1 year ago
A friend encouraged me to listen to Dan Folgelberg, and I'm so happy I took his advice! I have heard alot of his songs throughout the years and loved them, but never really knew the man behind the music. I have enjoyed each and every song on this CD. The lyrics are so touching. He truly was a wonderfully gifted man.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like many fans of the talented singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg, I was surprised and disappointed at his untimely passing last year from prostate cancer. From 1974 to 1981, he was at the height of his wide popularity. His sound was defined by acoustic-based, romantic themed, "Southern California" style folk-rock emphasizing three-part, "stacked" harmonies. Anchoring that era was a trio of Fogelberg's best albums: "Souvenirs" released in 1974, "Captured Angel," which followed in 1975, and Fogelberg's 1981 coming of age landmark double record, "The Innocent Age." He was a singular songwriter whose lyrics told stories. "Same Auld Lang Syne", the story of two high-school lovers' chance meeting in a grocery store, struck a chord with anyone who has ever revisited an old flame. Fogelberg acknowledged he derived the song's melody from Rossini's "William Tell Overture". "The Very Best Of Dan Fogelberg", released in 2001, is an excellent career summation that will likely have you wanting to further explore Dan Fogelberg's enjoyable catalog.
TONYAT More than 1 year ago
THE BEST COMPILATION ON 1 CD THAT IS AVAILABLE. A MUST!