Gord's Gold

Gord's Gold

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by Gordon Lightfoot
     
 

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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 bringSee more details below

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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 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:
10/04/2005
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0603497223725
catalogNumber:
2237
Rank:
4787

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Tracks

  1. Medley: I'm Not Sayin'/Ribbon of Darkness
  2. Song For A Winter's Night
  3. Canadian Railroad Trilogy  - Gordon Lightfoot
  4. Softly
  5. For Lovin' Me/Did She Mention My Name
  6. Steel Rail Blues  - Gordon Lightfoot
  7. Wherefor and Why
  8. Bitter Green
  9. Early Morning Rain  - Gordon Lightfoot
  10. Minstrel Of The Dawn
  11. Sundown
  12. Beautiful  - Gordon Lightfoot
  13. Summer Side of Life  - Gordon Lightfoot
  14. Rainy Day People
  15. Cotton Jenny  - Gordon Lightfoot
  16. Don Quixote  - Gordon Lightfoot
  17. Circle Of Steel
  18. Old Dan's Records
  19. If You Could Read My Mind  - Gordon Lightfoot
  20. Cold on the Shoulder  - Gordon Lightfoot
  21. Carefree Highway

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gordon Lightfoot   Primary Artist,Guitar,Piano,Vocals
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 Holdridge   Orchestration
Lenny Waronker   Producer
Joseph Wissert   Producer
Bob Thompson   Orchestration
Lee Hershberg   Engineer
John Reeves   Cover Photo

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