A True classic,
This review is from: If You Could Read My Mind (Audio CD)
I first bought this album on vinyl, way back in the early 1970's. It has since become my favourite album of all time; so of course, I give it a maximum five stars without reservation. The CD version comes with no extras, just the original eleven great songs, ten of them written by Lightfoot, and an excellent early cover version of Kris Kristofferson's "Me and Bobby McGee."
Gordon Lightfoot is a singer-songwriter of exceptional talent, with the soul and sensibilities of a poet. He can be sentimental, but he never wallows in mawkishness, and his imagery is inventive and vivid. The characters within his songs are brought expertly to life by Lightfoot's versatile pen.
If you are not familiar with many of Gordon Lightfoot's songs, fear not; his songs are all of a high standard. Chances are if you buy this album you will soon want more by him.