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Gord's Gold

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Following the success of Sundown, Gordon Lightfoot continued his success by releasing a greatest-hits compilation. A double album now a single CD, it contained the most popular songs from his Warner Bros. years on disc two, and he re-recorded many of his early songs for side one of record one. Although not as good, perhaps, as the originals, this did bring them up to date with his current sound style. Just about all the favorites are here except "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," which hadn't been recorded yet when this set was put together and appears on Lightfoot's second volume of Gord's Gold, making this a good general overview of a strong talent. When Warner transferred the double LP to CD, "Affair on 8th ...
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All Music Guide
Following the success of Sundown, Gordon Lightfoot continued his success by releasing a greatest-hits compilation. A double album now a single CD, it contained the most popular songs from his Warner Bros. years on disc two, and he re-recorded many of his early songs for side one of record one. Although not as good, perhaps, as the originals, this did bring them up to date with his current sound style. Just about all the favorites are here except "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," which hadn't been recorded yet when this set was put together and appears on Lightfoot's second volume of Gord's Gold, making this a good general overview of a strong talent. When Warner transferred the double LP to CD, "Affair on 8th Avenue" was dropped from the program to make the set fit on a single disc. Randy Newman arranged the orchestration on "Minstrel of the Dawn," by the way. ~ James Chrispell & Steve Leggett
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2005
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 603497223725
  • Catalog Number: 2237
  • Sales rank: 7,787

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gordon Lightfoot Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Primary Artist
Jim Gordon Drums
Kenny Buttrey Drums
Pee Wee Charles Steel Guitar
Terry Clements Guitar, Mandolin
Nick DeCaro Piano, Accordion
Bruce Good Autoharp
Larry Good Banjo
Richard Haynes Bass
Milt Holland Percussion
Roy M. "Junior" Husky Bass
Barry Keane Drums
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Red Shea Guitar
John Stockfish Bass
Ollie Strong Steel Guitar
Charlie McCoy Harmonica
Rick Haynes Bass
Junior Husky Bass
Technical Credits
Randy Newman Orchestration
Nick DeCaro Orchestration
Lee Herschberg Remastering
Lee Holdridge Orchestration
Lenny Waronker Producer
Joseph Wissert Producer
Bob Thompson Orchestration
Lee Hershberg Engineer
John Reeves Cover Photo
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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    pound for pound his best

    Lightfoot at his best. You cannot beat it for the money.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Real Mellow

    I bought this collection on LP many years ago. I thought digital remastering would improve the sound of the re-recorded early songs but it didn’t. Lightfoot’s voice is mixed low on those recordings. It makes the songs sound really laid back and softens the lyrics’ impact. Listen to Wayl on Jennings’ Version of For Lovin’ Me on his RCA Country Legends Collection to get an idea of this material’s full potential. The later songs sound much better. It’s a good buy for the price. Lightfoot is a proficient songwriter but he sounds a bit dated now. If The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald was here, Gord’s Gold would be the ultimate Gordon Lightfoot CD.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    You Never Want it to End

    Lightfoot is the most soulful singer of our lifetimes, hands down. This album collects all his better known early hits, as well as a number of songs you may not have heard of before. I highly recommend the CD to anyone who already likes his work (you will like it more), to anyone who likes music from the 1970's (these are prime examples), and to anyone who considers themselves a romantic (you will be moved). Buy this CD!

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