Here’s why this album should be in your collection!
The song tells the now familiar story of a man who unexpectedly encounters his former sweetheart in a grocery store during a snowy Christmas Eve. It ends in the rain as they return to their respective lives, but not before they spend some time discussing and examining their life choices.
Lots of songs explore the “what if?” question haunting all love affairs that end too badly or too soon. Perhaps Dan Fogelberg makes “Same Old Lang Syne” so beautifully memorable because he sings it from experience.
“Same Old Lang Syne” first appeared on Fogelberg’s 1981 album, The Innocent Age. His vocals and instruments are supported by Russ Kunkel on drums and Michael Brecker on saxophone.
The song is also featured on numerous holiday compilation albums that are available in CD and MP3 format from major vendors. Please consider purchasing some of them from a local independent record store.
Here’s an interesting fact!
Auld Lang Syne began as a poem by Robert Burns in 1788. The original Scottish phrase translates into English as “old long since.” In modern times, the song has evoked First Night memories of Guy Lombardo and Dick Clark. Since most folks don’t know the actual lyrics, they belt out whatever they can manage-- especially after several drinks.