The Innocent Age

The Innocent Age

by Dan Fogelberg


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With The Innocent Age, Dan Fogelberg created the most ambitious, successful, and creative recording of his career and one that in retrospect was actually quite underrated. A sprawling, conceptual song cycle, the double album traces the stages of life from the cradle to the grave. Beautifully orchestrated, imaginatively conceived, and obviously well thought out, it works as an artistic statement and also includes some of Fogelberg's most universally appealing and commercially successful music. "Leader of the Band" (about his father) and "Same Old Lang Syne" (about an old girlfriend) have a timeless quality and were big hits. As bold as the album was, Fogelberg acknowledged the importance of his influences and those who inspired him to attempt to reach such lofty musical heights by thanking a long list of music notables in the liner notes. A truly outstanding effort and a major work, The Innocent Age is a recording of a caliber that few artists could achieve; and the fact that it was so commercially successful is a testament to the enormous gifts and appeal of this multi-talented artist.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074643739320
catalogNumber: 37393
Rank: 50803

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dan Fogelberg   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals,Bells,Electric Sitar,Hammered Dulcimer,cowbell,Lap Steel Guitar,Tack Piano,Mini Moog,Arp Strings,Prophet 5
Emmylou Harris   Vocals,Track Performer
Chris Hillman   Vocals,Harmony
Don Henley   Vocals
Joni Mitchell   Vocals,Descant
Michael Brecker   Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Tom Scott   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Michael Brewer   Vocals
Mike Finnigan   Organ
Richie Furay   Vocals,Harmony
Kenny Passarelli   Bass
Don Alias   Percussion,Conga,Shaker,cowbell,African Drums
Jesse Ehrlich   Cello
Jimmie Fadden   Harmonica
Glenn Frey   Vocals,Harmony
Heart of Darkness   Choir, Chorus
Jerry Hey   Trumpet,Horn,Piccolo
Russ Kunkel   Percussion,Conga,Cymbals,Drums,Timbales,Trap Kit
Joe Lala   Percussion,Conga,Timbales
Gayle LaVant   Harp
Marty Lewis   Percussion,Tambourine
Perkins   Steel Guitar
Norbert Putnam   Bass
Sid Sharp   Concert Master
Mike Utley   Keyboards
Gayle Levant   Harp
Mike Brewer   Harmony
David Duke   Horn

Technical Credits

Dan Fogelberg   Composer,Producer,Orchestral Arrangements
Russ Kunkel   Composer
Marty Lewis   Producer,Engineer
Norbert Putnam   Composer
Glen Spreen   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements
Mike Utley   Composer
Sarah Majors   Composer

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The Innocent Age 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
pqm66 More than 1 year ago
There are not enough stars to correctly rate this double disc set. If 5 stars represents the very best for an album, then "The Innocent Age is worthy of at least 10 stars. 4 of these songs became gold standards but any of the others on the two discs could equally have been great hits if air play time had been permitted. "A Masterpiece", definitely so, that has not seen its equal before or after. I doubt there will ever be another artist that will come close to Daniel Grayling Fogelberg's artistry as a musician, songwriter, singer. I simply cannot understand how Dan was so under appreciated. Rest in peace Dan, your beautiful music will live on through the ages!
PatrickGrayling More than 1 year ago
This is a ' must-own' by the most gifted artist of our time!
Each song tells a story. From the uplifting 'Stolen Moments', to the thought-provoking 'Hard to Say', Dan Fogelberg proves his songwriting ability as unparalleled. 'Longer' is a song that will be heard at weddings and celebrations of love for the rest of time. 'Same Old Lang Syne' is one of the most perfectly written and performed songs of the last century. Watch 'Empty Cages' on youtube to see just how talented this man was. Fans are excited to know that one more 'masterpiece' is due to hit the stores soon. 'Love in Time' - the last studio recordings of Dan Fogelberg should be released within a few months....