Gordon Lightfoot : If You Could Read My Mind

CD [Cover Art for Gordon Lightfoot / If You Could Read My Mind] Your Price: $15.51
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Sell date: 10/1990
Label: Warner Records
Mfg's Catalog#: 6392
CDC Part#: 243435
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 Notes & Reviews
Excellent album.
- Ben Lokan, 07/24/2007, Australia

Great album, great sound.
- Stanna Bippus, 07/19/2004, USA

Out-of-print in the US. Though he eventually came to be regarded as an MOR pop artist, Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot emerged from the 1960s folk world, and had as much in common with Ian & Sylvia, Eric Andersen, and Bob Dylan as he did with any '70s AM wonder. Though the title track of IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND was indeed his first massive pop hit, the album proves that Lightfoot was a serious, substantive song craftsman. 'Minstrel of the Dawn' is a 'Mr. Tambourine Man'-like affair that closes on a surprisingly sarcastic note. 'Sit Down Young Stranger' and 'Cobwebs & Dust' are the folkiest cuts, and each bears an incisive, poetic lyricism. The bluesy 'Baby It's Alright' and a cover of Kris Kristofferson's 'Me and Bobby McGee' showcase Lightfoot's rootsier tendencies, while 'Saturday Clothes' stands out by virtue of it's Bacharach-like melody and dinner-jacket chord progression. While he wasn't as edgy as fellow Canuck Leonard Cohen, Lightfoot was clearly a formidable song-poet.

Minstrel of the Dawn
Me & Bobby Mcgee
Approaching Lavender
Saturday Clothes
Cobwebs & Dust
Poor Little Allison
Sit Down Young Stranger
If You Could Read My Mind
Baby It's Allright
Your Love's Return
The Pony Man

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