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Leader of the Band is Jim’s latest offering – a touching tribute to his friend, the late, legendary singer/songwriter, multi-platinum recording artist, Dan Fogelberg. Jim brings his signature interpretations and lush arrangements to such classics as Leader of the Band, Longer, Same Old Lang Syne and many others.

 

Heart Hotels
Leader of the Band
Same Old Lang Syne
Scarecrow's Dream
There's a Place in the World For a Gambler
Longer
Part of the Plan
Run For the Roses
Icarus Ascending

Leader of the Band

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  • For Margaret and Jean Fogelberg

    DANCING SHOES

    Synths/ String arrangement, accordion:Matt Rollings
    Vocals:George Merrill
    Drums:Charlie Morgan
    Bass:Neil Stubenhaus
    Guitars:Bruce Watson
    Piano:Jim Wilson


    HEART HOTELS
    featuring Jonathan Dane

    Synths/ String arrangement: Greg Hilfman
    Trumpet:Jonathan Dane
    Drums:Charlie Morgan
    Bass:Neil Stubenhaus
    Guitars:Bruce Watson
    Strings:Bella Musica
    Violin:Angela Scalise
    Viola:Briana Bandy
    Cello:Sharon Rizzo
    Piano:Jim Wilson


    LEADER OF THE BAND

    Synths/ String arrangement: Greg Hilfman
    Trumpet: Jonathan Dane
    Irish Flute / Uilleann Pipes:Eric Rigler
    Guitars:Bruce Watson
    Strings:Bella Musica
    Violin:Angela Scalise
    Viola:Briana Bandy
    Cello:Sharon Rizzo
    Piano:Jim Wilson


    SAME OLD LANG SYNE

    Synths/ String arrangement:Brad Cole
    Irish Flute / Uilleann Pipes:Eric Rigler
    Drums:Charlie Morgan
    Bass:Scott Nelson
    Guitars:Bruce Watson
    Strings:Bella Musica
    Violin:Angela Scalise
    Viola:Briana Bandy
    Cello:Sharon Rizzo
    Piano:Jim Wilson


    SCARECROW’S DREAM

    Synths/ String arrangement:C.J. Vanston
    Guitars:Bruce Watson
    Vocals:George Merrill
    Piano:Jim Wilson


    THERE’S A PLACE IN THE WORLD FOR A GAMBLER 
    -featuring George Merrill-

    Synths/ String arrangement:Greg Hilfman
    Irish Flute / Uilleann Pipes:Eric Rigler
    Drums:Charlie Morgan
    Bass:Nathan East
    Acoustic Guitar solo:Gerry Beckley
    Guitars:Bruce Watson
    Strings:Bella Musica
    Violin:Angela Scalise
    Viola:Briana Bandy
    Cello:Sharon Rizzo
    Vocals:George Merrill
    Piano:Jim Wilson


    LONGER

    Synths/ String arrangement:Brad Cole
    Irish Flute:Eric Rigler
    Trumpet:Jonathan Dane
    Drums:Charlie Morgan
    Bass:Scott Nelson
    Guitars:Bruce Watson
    Strings:Bella Musica
    Violin:Angela Scalise
    Viola:Briana Bandy
    Cello:Sharon Rizzo
    Piano:Jim Wilson


    PART OF THE PLAN 
    "…all of the answers you seek can be found In the dreams that you dream on the way…" 

    Synths/ String arrangement:Brad Cole
    Drums:Charlie Morgan
    Bass:Neil Stubenhaus
    Guitars:Bruce Watson
    Piano:Jim Wilson


    RUN FOR THE ROSES

    Drums:Charlie Morgan
    Bass: Scott Nelson
    Guitars:Bruce Watson
    Piano:Jim Wilson


    ICARUS ASCENDING 
    -featuring Gerry Beckley-
    "Let your faith be your strength and your love be your guiding star." 

    Synths/ String arrangement:Matt Rollings
    Irish Flute / Uilleann Pipes:Eric Rigler
    Drums:Charlie Morgan
    Bass:Nathan East
    Guitars:Bruce Watson
    Piano:Jim Wilson


    ABOUT THE MUSIC
     

    History will shine on Dan Fogelberg as one of the great songwriters of our time, a remarkable storyteller, an American treasure. An authentic artist, Dan crafted honest, passionate songs that are pure reflections of how he lived his life. He left us far too soon but his phenomenal body of work continues to touch the lives of millions. He was an incredible blessing in my life, and it was an honor to call him friend. For his brotherly encouragement, his support of my art, and his contributions to my recordings, I am forever grateful. I hope you enjoy listening to this celebration of his spirit as much as I enjoyed making it.

    Jim Wilson

    PRODUCED BY JIM WILSON EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: GREG HOWARD
     

    All songs written by Dan Fogelberg/EMI April Music, Inc., Hickory Grove Music Co. (ASCAP) except "Icarus Ascending", written by Dan Fogelberg/Sacred Circle Music (ASCAP)

    All piano arrangements by Jim Wilson
    Produced and Arranged by Jim Wilson, except where noted 

    Mixed by Doug Rider
    Mastered by Bernie Becker
    Engineered by Jerrold Launer at TunaTones, Sherman Oaks, CA; 
    Art Direction / Graphic Design by Lee Wright Creative 
    Piano Tuning by L. A. Piano Services
    Photography © 2009 Shutterstock 

    Jim Wilson plays Yamaha Pianos
    All piano tracks recorded on a Yamaha C7
    Nathan East appears courtesy of RCA Victor Records 

    My humble, heartfelt thanks to my incredibly gifted musician friends who got behind the spirit of this record and gave so generously of their time, talent and love. I’m more grateful than you know. Thanks to Craig Huxley /Audio FX, Michael & Edie Lehmann-Boddicker for the ProTools rig and love!, Mike and Denise Bundlie for the 002 hookup, Jay & Debbie Weeks for the enduring pal-ship, Linda Perry, J.D. Souther, and of course to Jerrold Launer for the invaluable musical input and your continued indefatigabliciousness! Grade-A Large Thanks to Doug Rider – your focus and commitment continue to astound me!

    My continued love and appreciation to Mom, Andi, Jason & Robin, Billie Jo & Chuck, Jenny & David, Kristin & Will, Devon & Joel, Trevor and especially Virginia for all the love and support!

    To my dear pal Greg Howard: the incredible latitude you give me to create art means the world to me. What a blessing you, Melissa and my fantastic friends at Green Hill are in my life. You rock!

    My sincere thanks to you for supporting the music! . . . As always, humble gratitude to the Creator for the opportunity to be of service through music.

    Finally, to my buddy Dan – bless you for the extraordinary difference you made in all of our lives. The world is a better place because of you.

    All the latest about Dan’s continuing legacy at danfogelberg.com and thelivinglegacy.net. (Kudos to Jean, Deborah and Laurie for their tireless devotion).