Gordon Lightfoot : The United Artists Collection (1965-1972) 2CD-New $36.99

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Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr. (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music. He is credited with helping to define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He is often referred to as Canada’s greatest songwriter[2] and is known internationally as a folk-rock legend.

Lightfoot’s songs, including “For Lovin’ Me”, “Early Morning Rain”, “Steel Rail Blues”, “Ribbon of Darkness”—a number one hit on the U.S. country chart with Marty Robbins’s cover in 1965—and “Black Day in July,” about the 1967 Detroit riot, brought him wide recognition in the 1960s. Canadian chart success with his own recordings began in 1962 with the No. 3 hit “(Remember Me) I’m the One”, followed by recognition and charting abroad in the 1970s. He topped the US Hot 100 or AC chart with the hits “If You Could Read My Mind” (1970), “Sundown” (1974); “Carefree Highway” (1974), “Rainy Day People” (1975), and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” (1976), and had many other hits that appeared in the top 40.

Several of Lightfoot’s albums achieved gold and multi-platinum status internationally. His songs have been recorded by renowned artists such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr., The Kingston Trio, Jerry Lee Lewis, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Herb Alpert, Harry Belafonte, Sarah McLachlan, Eric Clapton, John Mellencamp, Peter, Paul and Mary, Glen Campbell, The Grateful Dead, Nico, and Olivia Newton-John.

This double CD contains all four of the Toronto singer/songwriter’s ’60s studio albums (the live LP Sunday Concert, not included here, was also released in the ’60s). On these records, his resonant vocals, lyrical ambition, and melodic strengths produced as close a rival to Bob Dylan as Canada ever fashioned during that decade, and foreshadowed work by other major Canadian singer/songwriters of the late ’60s, such as Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and Leonard Cohen. “Early Mornin’ Rain” (covered by fellow Canadian folkies Ian & Sylvia), the folk-rock protest number “Black Day in July,” the epic “Canadian Railroad Trilogy,” and his cover of Ewan McColl‘s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” are all present, and are among the most popular tracks Lightfoot has issued during his long career. Featuring both acoustic and folk-rock recordings, this neatly bundles Lightfoot‘s early work into a listenable and fairly inexpensive package.

Track Listing – Disc 1
1
Rich Man’s Spiritual
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2
Long River
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot02:46
3
Way I Feel
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot03:43
4
For Lovin’ Me
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot02:25
5
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Ewan MacColl
Gordon Lightfoot03:10
6
Changes
Phil Ochs
Gordon Lightfoot02:30
7
Early Morning Rain
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot03:04
8
Steel Rail Blues
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot 02:48
9
Sixteen Miles (To Seven Lakes)
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot02:05
10
I’m Not Sayin’
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Gordon Lightfoot02:28
11
Pride of Man
Hamilton Camp
Gordon Lightfoot02:41
12
Ribbon of Darkness
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot02:39
13
Oh Linda
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot 03:09
14
Peaceful Waters
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot02:01
15
Walls
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot02:51
16
If You Got It
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot02:28
17
Softly
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot03:23
18
Crossroads
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot02:56
19
A Minor Ballad
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot03:13
20
Go-Go Round
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot02:37
21
Rosanna
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Gordon Lightfoot02:39
22
Home from the Forest
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot03:02
23
I’ll Be Alright
Jess Klein / Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot02:25
24
Song for a Winter’s Night
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot02:58
25
Canadian Railroad Trilogy
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot06:19
26
Way I Feel
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot 03:02
Track Listing – Disc 2
1
Wherefor and Why
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot02:51
2
The Last Time I Saw Her
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot05:10
3
Black Day in July
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Gordon Lightfoot04:10
4
May I
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Gordon Lightfoot02:19
5
Magnificent Outpouring
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot02:20
6
Does Your Mother Know
Benny Andersson / Agnetha Fältskog / Gordon Lightfoot / Anni-Frid Lyngstad / Björn Ulvaeus
Gordon Lightfoot03:33
7
The Mountains and Maryann
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot03:35
8
Pussywillows, Cat-Tails
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot02:48
9
I Want to Hear It from You
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Gordon Lightfoot02:22
10
Something Very Special
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot03:19
11
Boss Man
Gordon Lightfoot / Osborne Smith
Gordon Lightfoot02:10
12
Did She Mention My Name
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot02:27
13
Long Way Back Home
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot03:02
14
Unsettled Ways
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot01:51
15
Long Thin Dawn
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot02:57
16
Bitter Green
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot02:42
17
Circle Is Small
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot03:26
18
Marie Christine
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot02:54
19
Cold Hands from New York
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot05:16
20
Affair on 8th Avenue
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot03:25
21
Don’t Beat Me Down
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot03:16
22
The Gypsy
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot02:45
23
If I Could
Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot04:02
Video: Gordon Lightfoot Long River (1966)

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Weight 7 oz
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 1 in
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