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June 9, 2017

Dan Fogelberg – Nether Lands (1977) – Lp

by Record Facts

Daniel Grayling “Dan” Fogelberg (August 13, 1951 – December 16, 2007) was an American musician, songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist whose music was inspired by sources as diverse as folk, pop, rock, classical, jazz, and bluegrass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist:  Dan Fogelberg
Title:  Nether Lands
Year:  1977
Format:  LP
Label:  Epic Records
Catalog#  EPC 81574

Nether Lands is the fourth album by American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in 1977. The album title is a play on Nederland, Colorado, the location of one of the studios used to record the album. Nederland is the Dutch name for the country known in English as the Netherlands.

While continuing to grow as an artist, Dan Fogelberg extended himself even further on his fourth album, Nether Lands. Somewhat of a concept album, replete with orchestration and following an underlying theme throughout, it had the feel of a long, unified musical suite. Powerful, moving, and emotionally charged, it firmly established Fogelberg as a major artist whose creative reach seemed boundless. Arriving at the height of the California rock explosion, the album brought together rock, pop, country, folk, and classical musical ideas in a fully cohesive effort. Though some of the songs could stand on their own, the album begs to be listened to as a complete work. Fogelberg was stretching himself to ambitious heights, not only through his songwriting, singing, and turns on various instruments, but also by producing the album himself. Nether Lands both reflected and surpassed the ’70s music sound and, most importantly, still resonates many years later.

 

Side one
1.  Nether Lands  (5:32)
2.  Once Upon A Time  (3:38)
3.  Dancing Shoes  (3:28)
4.  Lessons Learned  (4:52)
5.  Loose Ends  (5:23)

Side two
1.  Love Gone By  (3:04)
2.  Promises Made  (3:18)
3.  Give Me Some Time  (3:20)
4.  Scarecrow’s Dream  (4:10)
5.  Sketches  (3:32)
6.  False Faces  (4:52)

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