Born in Orillia, Ontario, Canada in 1938, Gordon Lightfoot is one of Canada's national tresures, as he is with many other fans around the world. He sings with a strong, rich baratone; a birch-bark soft voice I like to call it. He is arguably the finest singer, songwriter, storyteller the world has ever known. The album depicts that very well. This album, "Cold On The Shoulder", was written in the mid-70's, when he was in his prime. I marvel at the way he blends the music with the lyrics so well, it's like clockwork. Virtually every song on this album deserves a 5-star rating. I've listened to this album so many times, I've memerized the lyrics to every song; I've done the same with his other albums. My favorite song on this album is "All the Lovely Ladies", a provocative song about people who must deal with heartache, hardship, lonliness, and injustice. Each verse contains the line "heaven can be yours just for now."; just to give you an idea. This album is of very worthy cosideration, even if you aren't a Lightfoot fan; you will be after hearing this album. P.S.-An honest grain farmers opinion.