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Album Review: The Very Best Of Dan Fogelberg

The Very Best Of Dan Fogelberg, by Dan Fogelberg This cd makes a decisive moment in the history of Dan Fogelberg as an artist, and that is when his best of compilations and the recognition of his greatness as an … Continue reading

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Album Review: Re-Covered

Re-Covered, by Dan Wilson In the 1970’s, there was a large amount of albums that were made by songwriters like Laura Nyro and Carole Bayer Sager and others which were pillaged for material by those who (generally rightly) believed that … Continue reading

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Album Review: One Night At First Avenue

One Night At First Avenue, by Semisonic This album is, at least as far as I know, the only live album ever recorded and released by Semisonic over the course of their career. It tells the listener more or less … Continue reading

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Core Curriculum: Dan Fogelberg

Dan Fogelberg’s continued omission from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame [1] is especially mystifying, given the fact that he recorded artistically and commercially successful albums in three decades and has influenced a wide variety of artists ranging from … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Best Of Semisonic

The Best Of Semisonic, by Semisonic This album is, to date, the only best-of collection of Semisonic, and it checks off most of the boxes one would want in such a collection. It includes selections from all of the albums … Continue reading

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Album Review: Pleasure E.P.

Pleasure E.P., by Semisonic This EP marks the beginning of Semisonic’s music career, and it is certainly a very interesting document of a band just starting out and exploring a variety of elements within their sound. There are really seven … Continue reading

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Album Review: Great Divide

Great Divide, by Semisonic In many ways “Great Divide” is an appropriate name for the debut album for Semisonic, as it finds them straddling several great divides in the search for success as power pop musicians who had deliberately aimed … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The Dixie Hummingbirds

The Dixie Hummingbirds are a strange example of a group that has had an immensely long and fertile history as a group but which has attracted next to no interest from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In looking … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Father’s Daughter

My Father’s Daughter: A Memoir, by Tina Sinatra with Jeff Coplon This book is the sort of memoir that no one wants to be on the wrong side of. Tina Sinatra, by no means the most famous of the Sinatras, … Continue reading

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Book Review: They’re Playing Our Song

They’re Playing Our Song: A Memoir, by Carole Bayer Sager This book is certainly an interesting memoir, although I have to say that I didn’t know much about the author or her life before reading this book. It does not … Continue reading

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