Beautiful: A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Virtually all of the 15 artists pitching in on this Lightfoot tribute are Canadian, Maria Muldaur being the notable exception. Otherwise, the roster mixes some Canadian, or at any rate Canadian-based in Jesse Winchester's case, icons like Cowboy Junkies, Bruce Cockburn, and Murray McLauchlan; more mid-level acts like Blue Rodeo, Ron Sexsmith, the Tragically Hip, and Quartette with Sylvia Tyson; and a smattering of artists known primarily to Canadian audiences. It's very much in the mold of many respectable but rather dull tribute albums. Some are competently reverent covers that stay pretty faithful to Lightfoot's well-known arrangements. Others put mild spins on the...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Virtually all of the 15 artists pitching in on this Lightfoot tribute are Canadian, Maria Muldaur being the notable exception. Otherwise, the roster mixes some Canadian, or at any rate Canadian-based in Jesse Winchester's case, icons like Cowboy Junkies, Bruce Cockburn, and Murray McLauchlan; more mid-level acts like Blue Rodeo, Ron Sexsmith, the Tragically Hip, and Quartette with Sylvia Tyson; and a smattering of artists known primarily to Canadian audiences. It's very much in the mold of many respectable but rather dull tribute albums. Some are competently reverent covers that stay pretty faithful to Lightfoot's well-known arrangements. Others put mild spins on the familiar renditions without threatening to displace the supremacy of Lightfoot's interpretations. But it's tastefully done, without any unnecessarily lush overhauls or particularly gratuitous liberties taken with the compositions. And certainly many of Lightfoot's most celebrated songs come in for tribute here, including "The Way I Feel" Cowboy Junkies, "Sundown" Winchester, "Ribbon of Darkness" Cockburn, "If You Could Read My Mind" Connie Kaldor, "For Lovin' Me" Terry Tufts, "Black Day in July" the Tragically Hip, and "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" James Keelaghan. Blue Rodeo's sprightly "Go Go Round," Cowboy Junkies' "The Way I Feel," and Cockburn's slow, languorous take on "Ribbon of Darkness" are the readings that come off best.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/7/2003
  • Label: Northern Blues
  • UPC: 809509050024
  • Catalog Number: 500
  • Sales rank: 119,043

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Way I Feel (4:14)
  2. 2 Sundown (3:11)
  3. 3 Drifters - Ron Sexsmith (3:31)
  4. 4 Ribbon of Darkness (3:27)
  5. 5 Go-Go Round (3:03)
  6. 6 Summer Side of Life (4:06)
  7. 7 If You Could Read My Mind (4:06)
  8. 8 For Lovin' Me (4:06)
  9. 9 Bend in the Water (3:22)
  10. 10 Black Day in July (4:14)
  11. 11 Home from the Forest (4:55)
  12. 12 That Same Old Obsession (4:16)
  13. 13 Canadian Railroad Trilogy (7:30)
  14. 14 Song for a Winter's Night - Quartette (4:12)
  15. 15 Light Foot (3:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Connie Kaldor Piano, Vocals
Bruce Cockburn Vocals, Guitar (Baritone)
Jesse Winchester Guitar, Vocals
Maria Muldaur Vocals
Murray McLauchlan Piano, Vocals, Penny Whistle, Synthesizer Strings
James Keelaghan Guitar, Vocals
Sylvia Tyson Vocals
Alan Anton Bass
Richard Bell Organ
John Burr Keyboards, Synthesizer Strings, Synthesizer Cello
Paul Campagne Bass, Vocals
Cindy Church Vocals
Randall Coryell Percussion, Drums
Gary Craig Drums
John Dymond Bass
Stephen Fearing Electric Guitar, Vocals
Pete Grant Dobro
George Koller Bass
Colin Linden Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Gwen Swick Vocals
Margo Timmins Vocals
Michael Timmins Guitar
Peter Timmins Drums
Gary Vogenson Guitar
Ron Sexsmith Guitar, Vocals
Kevin Breit Mandolin, national steel guitar
Caitlin Hanford Vocals
Davy Gallant Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Udu, Cabasa
Terry Tufts Dobro, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Guitar (7 String Acoustic)
Glen Scott Bongos, Drums, Background Vocals, Piano (Upright)
Tom McMahon Upright Bass
Martin Terefe Bass
Aengus Finnan Guitar, Vocals
Jory Nash Background Vocals
Harry Manx Banjo, Steel Guitar, Vocals, Slide Guitar
Burke Carroll Dobro
Rick Fenton Vocals
Neil Golden Tabla
Andreas Olsson Tambourine, String Machine
Daniel Couture Drums
Jason Fowler Guitar
Sarah Dugas Vocals
Jordan McConnell Flute, uillean pipes, tin whistle
Nathan Rogers Vocals
Technical Credits
Connie Kaldor Producer
Gordon Lightfoot Composer
Bruce Cockburn Producer
The Tragically Hip Producer
Murray McLauchlan Arranger, Producer
James Keelaghan Producer
Paul Campagne Producer
Jeremy Darby Engineer
Stephen Fearing Liner Notes
Ken Friesen Engineer, Mastering
Danny Greenspoon Producer
John Jacob Engineer
Colin Linden Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Paul Mills Producer, Engineer
Gwen Swick Vocal Arrangements
Michael Timmins Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes
John Whynot Engineer, Mastering
Grit Laskin Liner Notes
Davy Gallant Engineer
Vezi Tayyeb Engineer
Terry Tufts Producer
Mark Vreeken Producer, Engineer
Bill Garrett Liner Notes
Martin Terefe Producer, Engineer
Aengus Finnan Composer
Eli Crews Engineer
Rick Fenton Producer
Andreas Olsson Engineer
Fred Litwin Liner Notes
Bob Lanois Engineer
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