Complete Greatest Hits CD (2002)

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Relive the good days

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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.

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Label Rhin/mesa/bluemoon Records
SKU 60542577
UPC 081227828721
UPC 14 00081227828721
Format CD
Release Date 4/2/2002
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Author Gordon Lightfoot
Compilation Appearance Revolutions In Sound:warner Bros. Rec
Compilation Appearance Singers Songwriters
Compilation Appearance Only Folk Collection You'll Ever Need
Compilation Appearance Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City
Compilation Appearance Casey Kasem Presents: America's Top 10 Through The Years: 70s
Technical Info
CatalogID 8122782872
Lable Name Rhino (Label)
Released 04/02/2002
Original Release 2002
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 74m : 41s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00081227828721
Album Notes and Credits
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).
Producers include: John Court, John Simon, Elliot Mazer, Lenny Waronker, Joe Wissert.
Compilation producer: Thane Tierney.
Include liner notes by Leigh Hall.
Digitally remastered by Andrew Garver, Dan Hersch, and Bill Inglot.
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).
Audio Remasterers: Andrew Garver; Daniel Hersch; Bill Inglot.
Liner Note Author: Thane Tierney.
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.
Photographer: Jim Marshall .
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.
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..."
Artist 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.
Disc 1
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
10 Beautiful
11 Sundown
12 Carefree Highway
13 Rainy Day People
14 Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald, The
15 Race Among The Ruins
16 Daylight Katy
17 Circle Is Small, The
18 Baby Step Back
19 Stay Loose
20 Restless

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