My all-time favorite album
Thomas Thomsen | Denmark | 06/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If I had to pick just one all-time favorite album, I would have to choose Nether Lands by Dan Fogelberg. It's so difficult to put into words all the feelings that this wonderful album / cd evokes in me, but there's just something very special about it. The intricate, lush music (acoustic / electric guitars, the arrangements) and the poignant lyrics - which contain images of mountains, woods, lakes - well, it's all just very beautiful and moving. Anyone claiming that Dan Fogelberg was only able to write so-called "fluff" (read: Longer) should be very surprised by this ambitious somewhat melancholic album. One of my favorite songs here is the heart-breaking Sketches and is proof that Dan Fogelberg is a vastly underrated singer / songwriter. Other favorites include Dancing Shoes, Scarecrow's Dream, Lessons Learned and Loose Ends. I've loved this album, since I discovered it in 1987 (it was released in 1977), and I'll love it for the rest of my life.
Also highly recommended: The Innocent Age, Souvenirs, Phoenix, Home Free, Captured Angel, and (if you like bluegrass / country) High Country Snows."