Monday, May 08, 2017

Song #47: "The Power of Gold"--Dan Fogelberg/Tim Weisburg (1978)

When Dan Fogelberg released "Twin Sons of Different Mothers" in 1978, his biggest chart success was still ahead of him. Up to that point, his biggest hit, the great song "Part Of The Plan", only reached #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1975.

This album was, in part, a collaboration with musician Tim Weisburg, and its most lasting effort is today's song, my favorite from Fogelberg, another artist who doesn't get the credit today for all the work he created, crafted, and added to the musical landscape of the 1970's and 1980's.

How many weddings have used "Longer"? How many times have you found yourself humming along at the end of "Heart Hotels"? And, of course, no Christmas-formatted station is complete over the holidays without the emotional "Another Auld Lang Syne".....

So, a salute, and a big thank you to Fogelberg, who left us way too soon almost ten years ago. Here's his anthem to avoiding greed and staying true to yourself, and not that which you've collected.

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