Tony Rice Sings Gordon Lightfoot

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Bluegrass singer/guitarist Tony Rice has been recording songs written by Gordon Lightfoot throughout his career, and this 17-track compilation gathers them together, adding a previously unreleased version of "Whispers of the North" that was cut for Rice's Me and My Guitar album. Included are tracks Rice recorded as part of J.D. Crowe & the New South, the Tony Rice Unit, the Rice Brothers, in a duo with Norman Blake, and as a solo artist. That means that on the various tracks he's joined by a newgrass who's who that includes Jerry Douglas, Ricky Skaggs, Sam Bush, Vassar Clements, and Bela Fleck, among others. The selections include "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Bluegrass singer/guitarist Tony Rice has been recording songs written by Gordon Lightfoot throughout his career, and this 17-track compilation gathers them together, adding a previously unreleased version of "Whispers of the North" that was cut for Rice's Me and My Guitar album. Included are tracks Rice recorded as part of J.D. Crowe & the New South, the Tony Rice Unit, the Rice Brothers, in a duo with Norman Blake, and as a solo artist. That means that on the various tracks he's joined by a newgrass who's who that includes Jerry Douglas, Ricky Skaggs, Sam Bush, Vassar Clements, and Bela Fleck, among others. The selections include "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" and "Early Morning Rain," but for the most part Rice eschewed Lightfoot's better known compositions, and the collection serves to illustrate the overall quality of the songwriter's catalog. Rice did not just use the songs as platforms for picking sessions, either. His singing clearly influenced by Lightfoot's, he brought a strong interpretive ability to the lyrics. Of course, the picking is pretty hot, too.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/1996
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661037021
  • Catalog Number: 610370
  • Sales rank: 74,941

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tony Rice Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Norman Blake Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Jerry Douglas Dobro
Wyatt Rice Guitar
Ricky Skaggs Fiddle, Mandolin, Trombone, Viola, Tenor (Vocal)
Sam Bush Mandolin, Violin, Baritone (Vocal)
Kate Wolf Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Todd Phillips Bass
Larry Rice Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Bill Emerson Banjo, Vocals
Cole Burgess Soprano Saxophone
Kathy Chiavola Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Vassar Clements Fiddle
J.D. Crowe Banjo, Guitar, Baritone (Vocal)
Béla Fleck Banjo
Jimmy Gaudreau Mandolin, Vocals
Bobby Hicks Violin
Frank Poindexter Dobro
Mark Schatz Bass, Vocals, Acoustic Bass
Ricky Simkins Fiddle, Viola
Rickie Simpkins Fiddle, Viola
Bobby Slone Bass
Bill Wolf Piano
Ron Rice Bass, Acoustic Bass
Technical Credits
Norman Blake Producer
Tony Rice Producer
Rice Brothers Producer
J.D. Crowe Producer
Aaron Schroeder Composer
Bill Wolf Producer
Scott Alarik Liner Notes
Sidney Wyche Composer
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