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Twin Sons of Different Mothers

Twin Sons of Different Mothers

by Dan FogelbergDan Fogelberg


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Much like Joni Mitchell, Dan Fogelberg, primarily a singer/songwriter, sought to continue his musical growth on this release by adding jazz to his sound. Rather than simply employing jazz musicians as his musical backing, Fogelberg here went for an all-out collaboration with jazz flutist Tim Weisberg, even to the point of having him co-produce the album. As experimental as the album appeared on the surface, it was the perfect mix of jazz-tinged instrumental music and folk- and country-inspired pop
ock. Proving that ambitious collaborations between artists who seek to mix genres needn't result in the commercial disappointment that many expect, the album yielded the hit "Power of Gold," which further augmented Fogelberg's commercial clout. The album, like its predecessor, Nether Lands, is beautifully produced, is best listened to as a complete effort, and still sounds strong all these years later.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972377520
catalogNumber: 723775
Rank: 8303

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dan Fogelberg   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Mandolin,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Voices,Slide Guitar,Classical Guitar,Track Performer,ARP,Boobams
Don Henley   Vocals,Harmony,Vocal Harmony
Tim Weisberg   Flute,Percussion,Oboe,Piccolo,Track Performer
Jim Keltner   Drums
Bobbye Hall   Percussion,Conga,cowbell
David Breinenthal   Bassoon
Gary Coleman   Percussion
Earl Dumler   Horn,English Horn
John Ellis   Organ
John Ellis   Oboe
John Leslie Hug   Guitar,Harp
Joe Lala   Percussion,Conga
Neil Larsen   Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Andy Newmark   Synthesizer,Drums,Syndrum
Norbert Putnam   Bass
Ann Mason Stockton   Harp
Florence Warner   Vocals,Background Vocals
Willie Weeks   Bass
Vincent DeRosa   Horn,French Horn

Technical Credits

Dan Fogelberg   Producer,Author,String Arrangements
Tim Weisberg   Producer
Joe Lala   Concept
Marty Lewis   Engineer
Glen Spreen   String Arrangements
Norman Seeff   Cover Photo
Kosh   Art Direction

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Twin Sons of Different Mothers 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is just another testament to how talented Dan Fogelberg is.I think ''The Power of Gold'',is a nifty piece of songwriting,and has a intensity of it's own.''Since you asked'',is done alot better here then the original by Judy Collins,and is as rythmic and soulful as songs come.The percussion is great,and the flute that Mr.Wiesberg brings to this is catchy.A terrific album,by a totally gifted artist.
GoJints More than 1 year ago
I wore out 2 LPs of this work; so glad I found the CD as my turntable has completely died. I can't live without the songs on this album. What a beautiful blend of voices and music. Even after all these years, this album still sounds current. I know the Release date for the CD is 2008, but the original album is at least 20 years old. It's musicality doesn't fade.