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Dan Fogelberg--His Legacy Brings Others Hope

"You've got to just follow your heart and do your best work," he said. "For better or worse, I have followed my heart. There is no doubt in my mind or heart that everything I've done is exactly what I intended to do."

The above words were said by Dan Fogelberg. As many fans know, Dan was more than a mere singer--he was a true performer, putting heart and soul into his music. The pure poetry of his lyrics can be seen in such words as these, from his song Face the Fire:

Face the fire
You can't turn away
The risk grows greater
With each passing day
The waiting's over
The moment has come
To kill the fire
And turn to the sun.

Dan's poetic lyrics, as well as his insightful rhetoric describing the story behind many of his songs can now be found in the Dan Fogelberg Retrospective CD which was created from an interview that Fred Migliore of FM Odyssey did with Dan Fogelberg.

For more information about this CD and to order your copy, visit http://fmodyssey.com/Store.html.

To read reviews for the CD - visit http://danfogelbergcd.blogspot.com/2009/03/reviews-for-dan-fogelberg-retrospective.html

To visit various audio and video clips for Dan Fogelberg -- visit http://danfogelbergcd.blogspot.com

Three dollars from each 2-disk set sold goes to the Prostate Cancer Foundation in Dan's name. When Dan discovered he was in the advanced stages of prostate cancer, he made an effort to see that the word got out to men everywhere the importance of regular prostate testing. Hopefully, the legacy left behind by Dan Fogelberg will provide hope for those who heed his message.

If you leave a comment on ANY of these blog posts during this Virtual Blog Tour, then your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a "Lost Session" Interview CD, never-to-be-released; over 45 minutes long of Dan with Fred!!! You CANNOT purchase this ANYWHERE else!

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Anonymous said...

Love Fogelberg's stuff. Reminds me - I'm supposed to host a stop on this tour too - better get busy! :)


dancing_shoes said...

Wonderful observation about Dan. He was so much more than a musician. He was a true poet.

unwriter said...

I listened to all of Dan's music. He was very good. Thank you for keeping us up to date on this.

Paper on Steroids said...

Enjoyed your thoughts on Dan's music. I listened to the Cd & realized that his music had touched me in times past.

Joyce, thank you for hosting, AGAIN!

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