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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gord's Gold - As Good As It Gets, 28 Dec 2001
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This review is from: Gold [Us Import] (Audio CD)
This outstanding album is a compilation of Lightfoot's very best songs up to the time of its original release as an LP (1975). The CD contains 11 songs originally recorded at United Artists (two as medleys) and 12 songs from his first five albums at Warner Brothers/Reprise. Three of his four biggest commercial hits are on this album (If You Could Read My Mind, Sundown, and Carefree Highway) making this an excellent first Lightfoot album to buy. (The fourth big hit, Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald, was written and recorded later in 1975. You can find it on Summertime Dream, on the Songbook boxed set, or, in a rerecorded version, on Gord's Gold Volume II).
The rerecorded songs from his UA period ('66 - '69) are all truly exceptional songs. A true Lightfoot fan would want to have both the original UA recording (in a much simpler style) and this one, but there is no arguing with the fact that the Gord's Gold versions of these songs are exquisite. In particular, the recording of Canadian Railroad Trilogy, perhaps his finest song, sends chills down my spine and the recordings of Early Mornin' Rain and the medleys For Lovin' Me / Did She Mention My Name and I'm Not Sayin' / Ribbon Of Darkness demonstrate his songwriting and singing at their very finest.
In addition to the three top-10 hits from his Warner Brothers years, Lightfoot has included several other masterpieces of that era. My favorites of these are Minstrel Of The Dawn, Beautiful and Don Quixote.
This album is a 'must have'.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value with 21 tracks of relaxing music, 11 May 2000
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This review is from: Gold [Us Import] (Audio CD)
This is not a 'best of' album, but it does contain many of Gordon Lightfoot's best known songs. Listen to 'Canadian Railroad Trilogy' and experience the pride which he has in his native land or if you are old enough you may remember Peter, Paul and Mary's rendition of 'Early Morning Rain'. It is tempting to refer to all the tracks on this album as Gordon writes great songs about so many subjects - listen out for 'Sundown', 'Summer Side of Life', 'Cotton Jenny', 'Don Quixote' and of course 'If You Could Read My Mind'. If you haven't listened to Gordon Lightfoot, this is a good place to start.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended!, 16 Feb 2005
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Kurt A. Johnson (Marseilles, IL USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Gold [Us Import] (Audio CD)
Originally released as a double album, this great CD contains twenty-one songs by Gordon, all packed onto only one CD. Covering some twenty years of his career, these songs display Gordon Lightfoot's golden voice to great effect. Some of these songs are original, and some were "updated" to Gordon's new sound, which I found pleasing but imagine will irritate some.
As an added bonus, the paperwork with the CD has a short history of Gordon Lightfoot, and his band, complete with black-and-white pictures. Overall, I found this to be a great CD, one well worth including in your collection. I highly recommend it!
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