Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind

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AFRM 6392
UPC: 829421639206
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP

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Although 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. Although 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. Although he wasn't as edgy as fellow Canuck Leonard Cohen, Lightfoot was clearly a formidable song-poet.

Side 1
1. Minstrel Of The Darn
2. Me And Bobby Mcgee
3. Approaching Lavender
4. Saturday Clothes
5. Cobwebs & Dust
6. Poor Little Allison

Side 2
7. Sit Down Young Stranger
8. If You Could Read My Mind
9. Baby It’s Alright
10. Your Lover’s Return
11. The Pony Man

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