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Format: CD
Sku: 60542577
UPC: 081227828721
UPC 14: 00081227828721
Release Date: 4/2/2002
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Early Morning Rain ~ Gordon Lightfoot
2. For Lovin' Me ~ Gordon Lightfoot
3. Go-Go Round ~ Gordon Lightfoot
4. Canadian Railroad Trilogy ~ Gordon Lightfoot
5. Pussywillows, Cat-Tails ~ Gordon Lightfoot
6. Bitter Green ~ Gordon Lightfoot
7. If You Could Read My Mind ~ Gordon Lightfoot
8. Summer Side Of Life ~ Gordon Lightfoot
9. Cotton Jenny ~ Gordon Lightfoot
10. Beautiful ~ Gordon Lightfoot
11. Sundown ~ Gordon Lightfoot
12. Carefree Highway ~ Gordon Lightfoot
13. Rainy Day People ~ Gordon Lightfoot
14. Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald, The ~ Gordon Lightfoot
15. Race Among The Ruins ~ Gordon Lightfoot
16. Daylight Katy ~ Gordon Lightfoot
17. Circle Is Small, The ~ Gordon Lightfoot
18. Baby Step Back ~ Gordon Lightfoot
19. Stay Loose ~ Gordon Lightfoot
20. Restless ~ Gordon Lightfoot
 
Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot is considered a national treasure in his native Canada, and has enjoyed a fiercely loyal following in the U.S. and abroad for more than three decades. With some success as a songwriter (his "Early Morning Rain" was a hit for Peter, Paul & Mary in 1965) and a country artist, Lightfoot took a folk-oriented tack on his 1970 Reprise debut Sit Down Young Stranger. The album spawned the Top-10 hit "If You Could Read My Mind" and launched Lightfoot’s career. Since then he has recorded 13 albums and remains a major attraction on the folk and college concert circuit. In 1999 Rhino released the four-disc Gordon Lightfoot Songbook, the most comprehensive overview of his career to date. Now, by popular demand, Complete Greatest Hits, the most comprehensive single-disc collection available from this legendary folk-pop troubadour. It was compiled with the artist’s participation and contains twenty classic hits released between 1965 and 1987, including “Early Morning Rain,” “Sundown,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” and many more.

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Gordon Lightfoot (vocals, guitar); Red Shea, Huey McCracken (guitar); Rick Haynes (bass); Jim Gordon (drums, percussion); Kenny Buttrey, Buddy Harmon, Jimmy Isbell (drums).
Muze PNote Producers include: John Court, John Simon, Elliot Mazer, Lenny Waronker, Joe Wissert.
Muze PNote Compilation producer: Thane Tierney.
Muze PNote Include liner notes by Leigh Hall.
Muze PNote Digitally remastered by Andrew Garver, Dan Hersch, and Bill Inglot.
Muze PNote Personnel: Gordon Lightfoot (vocals, guitar); Red Shea (guitar, dobro); Charlie McCoy (guitar, harmonica, celesta, bells); Terry Clements (guitar, background vocals); Chip Young, David Rea, Dean Parks, Bruce Langhorn, Hugh McCracken, Michael Francis, Michael Landau, Bob Mann, Jerry Shook (guitar); Vassar Clements (fiddle); Jack Zaza (alto flute, harmonica, recorder, bass clarinet, English horn, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, harmonium); Nick DeCaro (accordion, piano); Mitchell Clarke (bassoon); Vern Dorge (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Doug Riley (piano, electric piano); Hargus "Pig" Robbins (piano); Lou Pomanti (organ); Mike Heffernan, Tom Szczesniak, David Foster (keyboards); James Newton Howard, Robbie Buchanan (synthesizer); Gene Martynec (Moog synthesizer); Barry Keane (drums, tambourine, percussion); Jim Gordon , Kenny Buttrey (drums, percussion); Jim Isbell, Herb Lovelle, Buddy Harman (drums); Victor Feldman, Milt Holland, Farrell Morris (percussion); Laverna Moore, Catherine Smith, Herb Pedersen, Jackie Ward, Suzie McCune, Sheree Jeacocke, Ray C. Walker, Richard Marx, Vesta Williams, Rick Haynes, Neal Matthews, Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Millie Kirkham (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Remasterers: Dan Hersch; Andrew Garver; Bill Inglot.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Thane Tierney.
Muze PNote Recording information: Amigo Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Eastern Sound Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Lighthouse Recorders, Los Angeles, CA; Lionshare; Nashville, TN; New York, NY; Owen Bradley's Barn, Nashville, TN; Sunwest Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Woodland Sound Studios, Nashville, TN.
Muze PNote Photographer: Jim Marshall .
Muze PNote He may be remembered by the unenlightened as a purveyor of mellow '70s AM radio hits, but Gordon Lightfoot is as fine a singer-songwriter as Canada has ever produced (no small accomplishment, considering the company), feted by no less than Bob Dylan himself. COMPLETE GREATEST HITS is as definitive a Lightfoot collection as you can get onto a single disc, and it bears out the aforementioned facts handsomely. "Early Morning Rain," one of Lightfoot's earliest hits, is a poignant evocation of lost love on a par with Merle Haggard's "Silver Wings." "If You Could Read My Mind" has enough introspective pop savvy to compete with Elton John's equally ubiquitous "Your Song." The bluesy, subtly sensual undercurrent of "Sundown" makes it plain why there's always been such a large female contingent in Lightfoot's audience, and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" proves that the pop star can write a timeless-sounding folk ballad worthy of Townes Van Zandt. Clearly, this compendium presents Lightfoot quite rightly as a man for all seasons.

Compilation Appearances

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/02/2002
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2002
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 8122782872
Music Label Name Label : Rhino (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00081227828721

Professional Reviews

Uncut (8/02, p.107)
- 4 out of 5 - "...A genuine Canuck icon..."

Mojo (Publisher)
(11/02, p.122)
- "...This compilation does honour to a wholehearted musical life..."

Bio

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot is considered a national treasure in his native Canada, and has enjoyed a fiercely loyal following in the U.S. and abroad for more than three decades. With some success as a songwriter (his "Early Morning Rain" was a hit for Peter, Paul & Mary in 1965) and a country artist, Lightfoot took a folk-oriented track on his 1970 Reprise debut Sit Down Young Stranger. The album spawned the Top-10 hit "If You Could Read My Mind" and launched Lightfoot's career. Since then he has recorded 13 albums and remains a major attraction on the folk and college concert circuit. In 1999 Rhino released the four disc Gordon Lightfoot Songbook, the most comprehensive overview of his career to date.

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