Like the earlier Wishbone Ash epic song of the same name
, this Dan Fogelberg composition, the title track of his 6th
album, was inspired by the legend of the Phoenix, although it is clearly written from a personal perspective.
In December 2007, 18 years after its release, Fogelberg was dead from prostate cancer at the relatively young age of 56, but like the Phoenix, he lives on in his music. In 2014, the Colorado Music Hall of Fame voted officially for his inclusion in the class of 2014, and in addition to his official website, there have been a number of tribute concerts.
Alexander Baron - London, England