Song of the Day, October 22: Morning Sky by Dan Fogelberg

FogelbergSouvMorningToday’s song is a fun track from Dan Fogelberg’s second album. After a strong, rock-oriented debut, he began his move to more pop-oriented music with the help of producer Joe Walsh. Souvenirs still rocks in places (as do most of Fogelberg’s albums), but the overall effect is both more varied and polished. It hinted at the singer’s upcoming pop success with his first hit (Part of the Plan, #31 in 1975) while exploring all the musical styles that he would begin to fuse into his own distinct sound.

Morning Sky is a country romp, a fiddle-driven song that shows of the incredible variety that Fogelberg presented over his career. It’s a kiss-off song, urging a lover to make some move to keep the flame alive before he heads out in the morning. With an urgent, Appalachia-tinged vocal, it has a timeless, roots pop quality and is a standout on this smart, transitional album.

Enjoy this delightful song today.

About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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