Home Free/Souvenirs

Home Free/Souvenirs

by Dan FogelbergDan Fogelberg


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This double-CD release from Britain's Beat Goes On label should interest anyone who's even slightly serious in appreciating Dan Fogelberg's music. For starters, in the absence of any upgrades since the late '80s in the sound of Sony Music's domestic Fogelberg CDs, the remastering of Souvenirs is more than a little welcome -- the man's whole early catalog ought to have been remastered long before 2006, based on the crisp results here and the fresh edge it adds to music that is otherwise extremely familiar. And then there's the contents of the first disc, containing Fogelberg's debut Home Free album, which was not a success at the time of its release. Fogelberg and original producer Norbert Putnam remixed the original multi-track tapes from Home Free when it was time to do the CD release, and issued what was, in effect, a somewhat different album, with instruments shifted around in the mix and alterations in the framing and conceptions of various songs. But Beat Goes On went back to the finished master of the original LP edition, with the result that this double-CD set marks the first appearance of that debut album as it was originally released, and as it was known until the advent of the CD era 15 years later -- and even though it wasn't a big seller at the time, across those 15 years it's a safe bet that a half-million or so fans and perhaps more did buy it and knew it in that version. The album does sound gorgeous in this remastered edition, which constitutes the optimum presentation of that original record; some of the production gets a little too lush at times, but the songs are so beautiful that it's difficult to complain too loudly about indulging that side of the music.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/18/2006
Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC: 5017261207098
catalogNumber: 709
Rank: 26980

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dan Fogelberg   Primary Artist,Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Zither,Moog Synthesizer,Vibes
Buddy Spicher   Fiddle,Viola
Don Henley   Drums,Background Vocals,Harmony
Graham Nash   Harmony
Joe Walsh   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Arp Bass,Guitar (12 String Electric),Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Kenny Passarelli   Bass,Sousaphone
Gerry Beckley   Acoustic Guitar
Glenn Frey   Background Vocals
Bryan Garofalo   Bass
Jimmie Haskell   Accordion
Russ Kunkel   Percussion,Conga,Drums
Joe Lala   Conga,Tambourine,Timbales
Farrell Morris   Percussion,Vibes
Weldon Myrick   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar
Norbert Putnam   Bass,Cello
Paul "Blind Man" Harris   Piano

Technical Credits

Dan Fogelberg   Composer,Paintings,Cover Portrait
Joe Walsh   Producer
Irving Azoff   Direction
Allan Blazek   Engineer
Gary Burden   Art Direction
Gene Eichelberger   Engineer
Jimmie Haskell   String Arrangements
Lee Hazen   Engineer
Norbert Putnam   Producer
Fritz Richmond   Engineer
Glen Spreen   String Arrangements
John Stronach   Engineer
Bill Szymczyk   Engineer
John Tobler   Liner Notes
Bill Purcell   String Arrangements
Paul "Blind Man" Harris   String Arrangements
R. Twerk   Art Direction

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