Monday, December 22, 2014

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS MORNING

Over the years, I have amassed a boatload of Christmas titles, and each December I break them out for the season that celebrates the birth of Bethlehem's favorite (and God's only begotten) Son.

This year, I thought I'd share some of them with you.


Dan Fogelberg was an artist I'd lost track of after my college years. 

Dan's Phoenix and Innocent Age albums were regulars on my turntable, but I'd never picked them up on CD and Dan fell off my radar. 

Sadly, he remained off my radar until his passing in 2007. Dan Fogelberg was only 56, and he died just before Christmas that year.

When I heard the news, I looked for my copies of those two albums, and was surprised to find that I no longer had my vinyl copies and had never bought the compact discs. 

I spent some time in the record stores and online looking for CD copies of those two albums, but they were out of print and commanding high prices on eBay.

I picked them up on vinyl for a dollar each (at Zia Records, naturally), and that got me listening to vinyl records again (although CD's are still way more convenient). 

Within a year or so his albums started being reissued on CD, and I eventually collected the whole catalog, including The First Christmas Morning.

This was Dan's only Christmas album, released in 1999.

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS MORNING
CHRIST THE KING



SAME AULD LANG SYNE

This song was released on The Innocent Age, but fits the season, and I always loved it. So I'm posting it. If you think I am breaking the rules, you don't have to listen to it.