Song of the Day, May 5: The Innocent Age by Dan Fogelberg

FogelbergInnocentSongToday’s song is the title track of Dan Fogelberg’s finest album. For his seventh release, Fogelberg crafted a rich cycle of songs reflecting the journey of life. The Innocent Age is a perfect mission statement for its home disc. The singer captures the open wonder of youth. Cast as a reflection from later years, it’s a clear-eyed presentation, yearning and heartfelt. Rich instrumentation supports a fine, high-register vocal, giving the track an elegiac feel  that is curiously appropriate.

Enjoy this wonderful song today.

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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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