Twin Sons of Different Mothers/Phoenix

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All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
These two albums, released in chronological order, are housed in one handy sleeve. However, the U.K.'s BGO, which has been systematically reissuing '70s singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg's work, missed a chance to combine 1978's collaboration with flutist Tim Weisberg, Twin Sons of Different Mothers, with its 1995 follow-up, No Resemblance Whatsoever, although the latter was not on Fogelberg's longtime Epic imprint. Regardless, it's good to have these two excellent Fogelberg items back in print, especially for a reasonable price. The double package sports informative liner notes, full credits, clean remastering, and lyrics reprinted in the booklet. Both discs show the once ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
These two albums, released in chronological order, are housed in one handy sleeve. However, the U.K.'s BGO, which has been systematically reissuing '70s singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg's work, missed a chance to combine 1978's collaboration with flutist Tim Weisberg, Twin Sons of Different Mothers, with its 1995 follow-up, No Resemblance Whatsoever, although the latter was not on Fogelberg's longtime Epic imprint. Regardless, it's good to have these two excellent Fogelberg items back in print, especially for a reasonable price. The double package sports informative liner notes, full credits, clean remastering, and lyrics reprinted in the booklet. Both discs show the once laid-back Fogelberg taking some chances, first by moving to predominantly instrumental music with Weisberg and then by plugging in and rocking harder than he had in the past on 1979's Phoenix. Only three songs on the Weisberg collaboration have lyrics others have wordless vocal humming, in particular "The Power of Gold," one of Fogelberg's most popular compositions. The music is decidedly jazzy, but far from straight jazz, with hints of Brazilian samba mixed in. The latter is particularly evident on "Tell Me to My Face," at over seven minutes the project's longest and most impressive track. It's a terrific meeting of the minds, with both artists in fine form and showing that Fogelberg wasn't afraid to break out of the introspective singer/songwriter fare that had previously been his calling card. Ditto with Phoenix, where he proved he could make a pretty decent Eagles album Don Henley appears on backing vocals on Twin Sons with the tough "Face the Fire" Eagle Joe Walsh gets credit for "moosical" help and the soaring seven-minute title track, one of Fogelberg's best and hardest rocking tunes. On the opposite side, the lovely, somewhat saccharine, acoustic "Longer," with shimmering classical strings, harp, and flügelhorn, became a wedding staple and one of his most requested songs. The remastered sound is crisp and remarkably vibrant, especially on the ever-present acoustic guitars, and the package is a long-awaited treat for the artist's fans who had to make do with inferior sound on the original American CD releases, or pay premium for the imported ones
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/15/2011
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261210210
  • Catalog Number: 6121021
  • Sales rank: 98,274

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Twins Theme (1:21)
  2. 2 Intimidation (3:30)
  3. 3 Lazy Susan (2:38)
  4. 4 Guitar Étude No. 3 (2:55)
  5. 5 Tell Me To My Face (7:17)
  6. 6 Hurtwood Alley (2:50)
  7. 7 Lahaina Luna (3:20)
  8. 8 Paris Nocturne (3:35)
  9. 9 Since You've Asked (2:41)
  10. 10 The Power of Gold (4:33)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Tullamore Dew (1:17)
  2. 2 Phoenix (7:06)
  3. 3 Gypsy Wind (3:59)
  4. 4 The Last To Know (3:11)
  5. 5 Face the Fire (5:39)
  6. 6 Wishing On the Moon (4:32)
  7. 7 Heart Hotels (4:15)
  8. 8 Longer (3:15)
  9. 9 Beggar's Game (5:00)
  10. 10 Along the Road (4:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dan Fogelberg Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Percussion, Piano, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Slide Guitar, Classical Guitar, ARP, Prophet 5, Boobams
Don Henley Harmony
Joe Walsh Help
Tom Scott Saxophone, Lyricon, Soloist
Tim Weisberg Flute, Percussion, Oboe, Piccolo
Jim Keltner Drums
Bobbye Hall Percussion, Conga, cowbell
David Breinenthal Bassoon
Kenny Buttrey Percussion
Gary Coleman Percussion
John Ellis Oboe
Paul Harris Piano
Jerry Hey Flugelhorn, Soloist
Russ Kunkel Conga, Drums
Joe Lala Conga
Neil Larsen Piano, Electric Piano
Marty Lewis Tambourine
Jody Linscott Conga
Andy Newmark Drums, Syndrum
Norbert Putnam Bass
Sid Sharp Concert Master
Ann Mason Stockton Harp
Mike Utley Organ
Florence Warner Background Vocals
Willie Weeks Bass
Vincent DeRosa French Horn
Gail Levant Harp
Technical Credits
Judy Collins Composer
Dan Fogelberg Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, String Arrangements, Orchestral Arrangements
Tim Weisberg Producer
Marty Lewis Producer, Engineer
Norbert Putnam Producer
Glen Spreen String Arrangements, Orchestral Arrangements
Jeff Guercio Engineer
Kosh Art Direction, Design Consultant
John O'Regan Liner Notes
Andrew Thompson Remastering
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