The Very Best of Dan Fogelberg
Dan Fogelberg is at once an idiom of his time, but also timeless in a sense because he was one of the few singer/songwriters able to create nostalgia that sounded like it was your own. From the rolling, Jackson Browne–esque “Part of the Plan” and the heavily orchestrated “Heart Hotels” to the lost-love yearning of “Same Old Lang Syne” and his biggest hit, the gentle “Longer,” Fogelberg defined familiarity. He laid his heart across soothing arrangements that cross-pollinated genres (there’s light jazz, soul, folk, rock, country, and blues here). It's all collected on this set of his best from 1974 to 2001.