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2LP - Gordon Lightfoot - At Royal Albert Hall

2LP - Gordon Lightfoot - At Royal Albert Hall

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After 50 years of hit making and with international album sales well into the
multi-millions, Gordon Lightfoot is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest
singer-songwriters of all time. Inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in
2012, his songs have been recorded by Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton,
and Barbara Streisand. His own recordings of “Early Morning Rain,” “If
You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway”, “The Wreck of the Edmund
Fitzgerald” and “Sundown” are still among the most performed songs on radio
in North America.

A lifetime spent performing live with his band, Gordon Lightfoot singled out
London’s Royal Albert Hall as one of his favourite venues to play, and recorded
his seventh appearance there in concert on May 24, 2016. In the final weeks
prior to his passing on May 1, 2023, Gordon Lightfoot insisted that this live
album be released as soon as possible, approving the artwork and making it
clear that no changes were to be made to the recording.

The double album set is an unembellished live mix of that nights’ performance,
without edits, overdubs, remixing or re-sequencing. It captures every song
performed in the order they were played, right down to the encore, by Gordon
and his band - Rick Haynes on bass, Barry Keane on drums, Mike Heffernan
on keys, and Carter Lancaster on guitar. It features Lightfoot’s best-known
hits, and songs never previously appearing on a live album, including “The
Watchman’s Gone”, “Sea of Tranquility”, “Now And Then”, “All The Lovely
Ladies”, “Drifters”, “Beautiful”, “Did She Mention My Name”, “Sweet
Guinevere”, “Never Too Close”, “Don Quixote”, “Minstrel of the Dawn”,
“I’d Rather Press On” and “Waiting For You”.
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