(2006) The United Artists Collection

Gordon Lightfoot

... read moreThis double CD contains all four of the Toronto singer/songwriter's '60s studio albums (the live LP Sunday Concert, not included here, was also released in the '60s). On these records, his resonant vocals, lyrical ambition, and melodic strengths produced as close a rival to Bob Dylan as Canada ever...

02:29′:06″ 49 Songs

Disk 1

1
Rich Man's Spiritual
Gordon Lightfoot
2:44
2
Long River
Gordon Lightfoot
2:46
3
The Way I Feel (Acoustic)
Gordon Lightfoot
3:43
4
For Lovin' Me
Gordon Lightfoot
2:25
5
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Gordon Lightfoot
3:10
6
Changes
Gordon Lightfoot
2:30
7
Early Mornin' Rain
Gordon Lightfoot
3:03
8
Steel Rail Blues
Gordon Lightfoot
2:48
9
Sixteen Miles (To Seven Lakes)
Gordon Lightfoot
2:05
10
I'm Not Sayin'
Gordon Lightfoot
2:28
11
Pride Of Man
Gordon Lightfoot
2:41
12
Ribbon Of Darkness
Gordon Lightfoot
2:39
13
Oh, Linda
Gordon Lightfoot
3:09
14
Peaceful Waters
Gordon Lightfoot
2:01
15
Walls
Gordon Lightfoot
2:51
16
If You Got It
Gordon Lightfoot
2:28
17
Softly (Live/Remastered)
Gordon Lightfoot
3:23
18
Crossroads
Gordon Lightfoot
2:56
19
A Minor Ballad
Gordon Lightfoot
3:13
20
Go-Go Round
Gordon Lightfoot
2:37
21
Rosanna
Gordon Lightfoot
2:39
22
Home From The Forest
Gordon Lightfoot
3:02
23
I'll Be Alright
Gordon Lightfoot
2:25
24
Song For A Winter's Night
Gordon Lightfoot
2:58
25
Canadian Railroad Trilogy
Gordon Lightfoot
6:20
26
The Way I Feel
Gordon Lightfoot
3:02

Disk 2

1
Wherefore & Why
Gordon Lightfoot
2:51
2
The Last Time I Saw Her
Gordon Lightfoot
5:10
3
Black Day In July
Gordon Lightfoot
4:10
4
May I
Gordon Lightfoot
2:19
5
Magnificent Outpouring
Gordon Lightfoot
2:20
6
Does Your Mother Know
Gordon Lightfoot
3:33
7
Mountains And Marian
Gordon Lightfoot
3:35
8
Pussywillows, Cat-Tails
Gordon Lightfoot
2:48
9
I Want To Hear It From You
Gordon Lightfoot
2:22
10
Something Very Special
Gordon Lightfoot
3:19
11
Boss Man (Live)
Gordon Lightfoot
2:30
12
Did She Mention My Name
Gordon Lightfoot
2:27
13
Long Way Back Home
Gordon Lightfoot
3:02
14
Unsettled Ways
Gordon Lightfoot
1:51
15
Long Thin Dawn
Gordon Lightfoot
2:57
16
Bitter Green
Gordon Lightfoot
2:42
17
The Circle Is Small
Gordon Lightfoot
3:26
18
Marie Christine
Gordon Lightfoot
2:54
19
Cold Hands From New York
Gordon Lightfoot
5:16
20
Affair On 8Th Avenue
Gordon Lightfoot
3:25
21
Don't Beat Me Down
Gordon Lightfoot
3:16
22
The Gypsy
Gordon Lightfoot
2:45
23
If I Could
Gordon Lightfoot
4:02
Released 01 October 2006, A Capitol Records Release; This Compilation ℗ 2006 Capitol Records, LLC

Review

This double CD contains all four of the Toronto singer/songwriter's '60s studio albums (the live LP Sunday Concert, not included here, was also released in the '60s). On these records, his resonant vocals, lyrical ambition, and melodic strengths produced as close a rival to Bob Dylan as Canada ever fashioned during that decade, and foreshadowed work by other major Canadian singer/songwriters of the late '60s, such as Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and Leonard Cohen. "Early Mornin' Rain" (covered by fellow Canadian folkies Ian & Sylvia), the folk-rock protest number "Black Day in July," the epic "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," and his cover of Ewan McColl's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" are all present, and are among the most popular tracks Lightfoot has issued during his long career. Featuring both acoustic and folk-rock recordings, this neatly bundles Lightfoot's early work into a listenable and fairly inexpensive package. ~ Richie Unterberger