Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Not a Crossover but a Different Treatment

I always liked how a simple change of tempo makes this version by the late Dan Fogelberg so different from the other versions. To me, this actually conveys the emotion and intention of the lyrics. Fogelberg was divorced twice and I wouldn't be surprised if he worked on this shortly after one of the divorces. Also, it's before he became a "super-environmentalist".


1 comment:

  1. That's really cool.

    I was expecting another version of what has always been performed as a sappy song of teen-age melancholy. What Fogelberg did was re-cast it as a beautiful, adult, song of loss and remorse.

    Thanks Bob.