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Customer Reviews

Gordon Lightfoot's last great record

This album is a minor masterpiece. Even though his voice is pretty much shot (he sounds nothing like he did in the 1970s), he's a great songwriter, story teller, and craftsman. His shot voice actually makes one realize just HOW great a songwriter he is, because this album is great from start to finish. The melodies and guitar lines are memorable, and the lyrics on par with his greatest works.

Biography

Born: November 17, 1938 in Orillia, Ontario, Canada

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

One of the leading singer/songwriters of the 1960s and '70s, Gordon Lightfoot was Canada's most successful contemporary folk artist, establishing himself as an important songwriter in the mid-'60s and going on to become a major international recording star in the following decade. Lightfoot's songs are literate but down to earth, and deal with personal matters as well as global issues in a manner that's poetic yet accessible, and his rich, strong voice is a superb vehicle for his material, though...
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