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A conspicuous absentee from the album is " Keep the Fire Burnin' ," which reached #7 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart in 1982. The collection is one of several released by the band's label. The album was remastered and reissued in 2002.

Full Moon Records was Irving Azoff's label. In the early 1970s, Azoff was running a music booking agency in Champaign, Illinois, near his alma mater, the University of Illinois. He had gotten regional band REO Speedwagon a contract with media giant Columbia, and felt he was ready for the big time. Looking for a potential star that could help him get there, he heard about Peoria-born Dan Fogelberg, a student at U of I who was singing at coffee houses locally. At a noisy and boisterous frat party at one of the local bars, Azoff found someone who knew Fogelberg, and Azoff sent for him to hear him play. As Fogelberg took the stage alone, the bottles kept breaking against the wall, the fights continued, but Azoff heard the star quality through the din and told him that they both were ready for the big time.

Azoff moved to Los Angeles, right across the street from David Geffen, who was then setting up shop at Asylum Records. Azoff gave Fogelberg traveling money to join him there, and shopped his demo tapes around town, finally settling on Columbia for the contract.

Full Moon was actually Azoff's production company, and starting with Souvenirs, Fogelberg's second album, the Full Moon logo appeared on Fogelberg's albums as the Epic/Full Moon label. The original pressings of Souvenirs were on the orange Epic label with a small Full Moon logo, but Azoff quickly had a complete Full Moon/Epic label designed featuring an evergreen tree in the foreground backed by a huge photo of the full moon which took up the entire label. The label most often appeared with a blue background and black and white print, but was also issued in orange, peach, aqua, or grey colors instead of blue. Although the evergreen tree logo remained the Full Moon logo, the Full Moon label was not used for Full Moon issues on other labels.

Azoff eventually became manager of the Eagles and Journey under his Front Line management company, and became noted as producer of several hit movies, including Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Urban Cowboy. In 1983, he became Chairman of the MCA Music Entertainment Group, but kept his role as head of Full Moon and Front Line. In 1990, he teamed with Time Warner to form Azoff Entertainment Company. The Full Moon logo was last seen on Warner/Reprise records about 1990, when the Azoff Entertainment Company was formed. Fogelberg's records on Full Moon/Epic continued until the early 1990s.

Information contained in this discography came from our personal record collections and other reference material. Information about the Full Moon label and Irving Azoff came from the liner notes to the Dan Fogelberg box set and Frederick Dannen's book Hit Men.

We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail . Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Full Moon Records. Should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (which are all out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 2000 by Mike Callahan.

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New wave music really killed disco hard… unfortunately… grunge really stuck it to new wave in the 90’s… I just wish rap would go away.. ridiculous how long its been around. Love the 80s!!

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