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Beautiful: A Tribute To Gordon Lightfoot

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The Way I Feel
Artist: Cowboy Junkies
4:14
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Sundown
Artist: Jesse Winchester
3:11
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Drifters
Artist: Ron Sexsmith
3:31
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Ribbon Of Darkness
Artist: Bruce Cockburn
3:27
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Go Go Round
Artist: Blue Rodeo
3:03
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Summer Side Of Life
Artist: Blackie and The Rodeo Kings
4:06
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If You Could Read My Mind
Artist: Connie Kaldor
4:06
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For Lovin' Me
Artist: Terry Tufts
4:06
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Bend In The Water
Artist: Harry Manx
3:22
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Black Day In July
Artist: The Tragically Hip
4:14
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Home From The Forest
Artist: Murray McLauchlan
4:55
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That Same Old Obsession
Artist: Maria Muldaur
4:16
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Canadian Railroad Trilogy
Artist: James Keelaghan
7:30
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Song For A Winter's Night
Artist: Quartette
4:12
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Lightfoot
Artist: Aengus Finnan
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 15   Total Length: 62:07

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Where's the Lightfoot?

PollyP

I'm shocked that there really is no Gordon Lightfoot selection on emusic! Am I looking in the wrong place or do you have no pre-2000 music performed by Lightfoot? What a loss!

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Gordon Lightfoot another great forgotten Canuck

hertzogood

Need more Tragically Hip! Rare cover track of theirs on this album. Missing some of his bigger hits but probably aprapos.

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Glaring omissions!

Murray

Where's "early morning rain?" Where's "rainy day people?" I'd like to download the collection, but just wonder some of the Gord's weaker songs are represented, and some of his bets are not. There are some great ones on this, too, but some really are conspiscuous by their absence.

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There's a few really good ones here

CRAZYBONE

The one I'd say not to miss is Maria Muldaur's version of "Same Old Obsession." She put a lot of heart into it, & really grabs the listener.

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no cover charge

swartz

"Go Go Round" is a no-star version of a song that was not so great to begin with. On the other hand, "Ribbon of Darkness" is 5-stars and "The Way I Feel" is also pretty good.

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Great Album

MaDHouse

This is a fantastic compilation album, from Quartette to the Tragically Hip. Well chosen covers, well performed. A fine tribute to a great songwriter.

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Fantastic Cover versions!!

BaileyTom

I know what you're thinking...this album can't be good. AH, but it is!!! Gordon Lightfoot wrote some really incredible songs that truely stand the test of time no matter who sings them... Standouts include: Black Day In July, Go Go Round, Sundown, The Way I Feel, Summer Side Of Life, Bend in the Water, For Lovin Me, If You Could Read My Mind. They're all good songs if you really give them the listen they deserve.

They Say All Music Guide

Virtually all of the 15 artists pitching in on this Lightfoot tribute are Canadian, Maria Muldaur being the notable exception. Otherwise, the roster mixes some Canadian, or at any rate Canadian-based (in Jesse Winchester’s case), icons like Cowboy Junkies, Bruce Cockburn, and Murray McLauchlan; more mid-level acts like Blue Rodeo, Ron Sexsmith, the Tragically Hip, and Quartette (with Sylvia Tyson); and a smattering of artists known primarily to Canadian audiences. It’s very much in the mold of many respectable but rather dull tribute albums. Some are competently reverent covers that stay pretty faithful to Lightfoot’s well-known arrangements. Others put mild spins on the familiar renditions without threatening to displace the supremacy of Lightfoot’s interpretations. But it’s tastefully done, without any unnecessarily lush overhauls or particularly gratuitous liberties taken with the compositions. And certainly many of Lightfoot’s most celebrated songs come in for tribute here, including “The Way I Feel” (Cowboy Junkies), “Sundown” (Winchester), “Ribbon of Darkness” (Cockburn), “If You Could Read My Mind” (Connie Kaldor), “For Lovin’ Me” (Terry Tufts), “Black Day in July” (the Tragically Hip), and “Canadian Railroad Trilogy” (James Keelaghan). Blue Rodeo’s sprightly “Go Go Round,” Cowboy Junkies’ “The Way I Feel,” and Cockburn’s slow, languorous take on “Ribbon of Darkness” are the readings that come off best. – Richie Unterberger

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