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Endless Wire
Gordon Lightfoot
Endless Wire
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Gordon Lightfoot
Title: Endless Wire
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Original Release Date: 1/1/1978
Re-Release Date: 6/28/1994
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Outlaw Country, Classic Country, Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, North America, Adult Contemporary, Singer-Songwriters, Soft Rock, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093624568520, 936245685200

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Endless Pleasure
Barron Laycock | 10/30/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Through the years, Lightfoot's lyrics are like old friends, and the sincerity of his delivery is even more moving and refreshing at the turn of the century than it was a generation ago. I especially love this album. It contains a mixture of his story songs,("Daylight Katy" and "Sweet Guinevere" are lovely) and the beginnings of his evolution to his more autobiographical, more urgent, more haunting style, ("Songs the Minstrel Sang","Endless Wire"). "If Children had Wings" is probably his most underrated song. It is worth the price of the album to have access to its lyrics. Enjoy! Endlessly"
Lightfoot evolves his sound, with good results
Francis King | Calgary, AB, Canada | 07/14/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"By the time Endless Wire came out in 1978, Canadian folk-pop singer/songwriter/guitarist Gordon Lightfoot had been on a seven-year-roll of exquisite recordings and larger-than-life status in his native land. So he shook things up just a bit, bringing a gentle electric guitar sound to the proceedings and more strings. Not everybody liked it, of course, but I sure did, because his songwriting and arranging skills were still amazingly consistent. So we get Daylight Katy, a wonderful mid-tempo composition, the whistle-along-with-the-guitar-melody of Dreamland and the poignant, wispy If Children Had Wings. Listen to the lyrics on this latter track; they're definitely autobiographical.Here's an interesting tidbit on the album: in his book Lightfoot: If You Could Read His Mind, author Maynard Collins says of Endless Wire: "the proceedings were stormy and continued what was to become yet another repetitive pattern, that of throwing away expensive tapes and re-recording material until he was totally satisfied." Well, when Lightfoot was finally satisfied, so was I. I'll have Endless Wire in my collection forever."
Classic Gordo
Rick Ansgar | usa | 03/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Gordon Lightfoot is one of the greatest composers of his genre. This album is for anyone who is a fan of his genius. He's changed gears slightly from his prior album, Summertime Dream, but again he's scored a winner. Ballads ala Gordo, play on! My favorite song on this album is, Endless Wire."