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|1. Early Morning Rain|
|2. For Lovin' Me|
|3. Go-Go Round|
|4. Canadian Railroad Trilogy|
|5. Pussywillows, Cat-Tails|
|6. Bitter Green|
|7. If You Could Read My Mind|
|8. Summer Side of Life|
|9. Cotton Jenny|
|12. Carefree Highway|
|13. Rainy Day People|
|14. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald|
|15. Race Among the Ruins|
|16. Daylight Katy|
|17. The Circle is Small|
|18. Baby Step Back|
|19. Stay Loose|
The most comprehensive single-CD collection by this treasured troubadour. These 1965-1987 United Artists, Reprise and Warner Bros. tracks include his Top 10 hits Sundown; If You Could Read My Mind; The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald; Carefree Highway , and 14 more!
Although he rose from the ranks of journeyman 60s folksingers to become a potent and consistent 70s hit-maker, Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoots stock-in-trade was as much hard-eyed, dispassionate observation as it was romance or poetic whimsy. Perhaps thats why his songs have been covered by everyone from Elvis (this sets "Early Morning Rain") to Dylan. If theres such a thing as an alpha-male folkie, Lightfoot certainly fits the bill.
Spanning the tongue-in-cheek chauvinism of 1965s "For Lovin Me" and the cheatin ways of "Sundown", to more introspective fare like "If You Could Read My Mind" and "Beautiful", this 20-track collection presents a concise primer on Lightfoots career and craft. While his career peaked with one of the most unlikely Top Five hits ever, the gloom-laden 1976 narrative "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald", Lightfoots production tailed off sharply thereafter, though this anthologys "Stay Loose" (86) and "Restless" (93) are testament to his enduring skills as a songwriter and performer. --Jerry McCulley
I love Gordon Lightfoot songs. His songs are about every day life.
As a teenager, I had the lp and missed hearing it. It is very easy listening and brings back a lot of memoriesPublished 15 months ago by Adele De Gaust
This is an excellent CD. Gordon Lightfoot was, and is one of the greatest singer/songwriters in Canadian history, and I would highly recommend this to any fan of Lightfoot. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Greg Gorecky