The Innocent Age

The Innocent Age

by Dan FogelbergDan 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: 29333

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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