Editors’ Notes Dan Fogelberg’s second album, released in 1974, shows a man blessed with a honeyed burr of a voice that sounded equally at home on FM radio as it did in the hearts of music fans who preferred songs unencumbered by mawkish sentimentality. The near-anthemic opener (“Part of the Plan”) is Fogelberg’s signature hit, showing how producer Joe Walsh expertly added some rock ’n’ roll and pop to Fogelberg’s country-folk tilt. That same blend gives up beautiful examples of geographic longing (“Illinois”), lost nostalgias (the title song), relationship regrets (“The Long Way”), and a rouser rooted in bluegrass (“Morning Sky”).

SONG
Part of the Plan
1
3:18
 
Illinois
2
4:12
 
Changing Horses
3
2:35
 
Better Change
4
3:06
 
Souvenirs
5
4:33
 
The Long Way
6
3:52
 
As the Raven Flies
7
4:30
 
Song from Half Mountain
8
2:52
 
Morning Sky
9
2:49
 
Someone's Been Telling You Stories
10
5:32
 
There's a Place In the World for a Gambler
11
5:44
 

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