IN August 1981.

In August 1981, “Fool Moon” and “Epic” labels released “The Innocent Age”, the seventh Dan Fogelberg album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Northstar Studios” in Boulder, CO, “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, CO, “Rudy Records” and “Wally Heider Studios” in Hollywood, “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, “Record Plant” in Sausalito, CA,  and was produced by Dan Fogelberg and Marty Lewis.

Personnel:

  • Dan Fogelberg – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, tambourine, piano, electric piano, synthesizer, bass, sitar, percussion, bells, arranger, photography
  • Al Perkins – pedal steel guitars
  • Marty Lewis – tambourine
  • Mike Utley – piano
  • Joni Mitchell – vocals
  • Emmylou Harris – vocals
  • Heart Of Darkness Chorale – vocals
  • Richie Furay – harmony vocals
  • Mike Brewer – harmony vocals
  • Kenny Passarelli – bass
  • Norbert Putnam – basss
  • Jimmie Fadden – harmonica
  • Don Alias – African drums, Quido, congas, shaker, cowbell
  • Russ Kinkel – drums, percussion, cymbal
  • Motor City Marty – percussion
  • Joe Lala – congas, cymbal
  • Michael Brecker – soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Tom Scott – tenor saxophone
  • Jerry Hey – piccolo flute, trumpet 
  • David Duke – French horn
  • The UCLA Band – orchestra
  • Sid Sharp – violin
  • Jesse Ehrlich – cello
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Glen Spreen – brass arrangements
  • Lawrence Fogelberg – arrangements
  • Marty Lewis – engineer, mixing
  • Kosh – design
  • Andy Katz – photography
  • David Awells – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Dan Fogelberg, except where noted.

  1. Nexus
  2. The Innocent Age
  3. The Sand and the Foam
  4. In the Passage
  5. Lost in the Sun
  6. Run for the Roses
  7. Leader of the Band
  8. Same Old Lang Syne
  9. Stolen Moments
  10. The Lion’s Share
  11. Only the Heart May Know
  12. The Reach
  13. Aireshire Lament
  14. Times Like These
  15. Hard to Say
  16. Empty Cages – Dan Fogelberg, Russ Kinkel, Norbert Putham, Michael Utley
  17. Ghost

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