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Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
GORDON LIGHTFOOT -Harmony Songwriter Gordon Lightfoot will release his new CD Harmony, on May 11th, 2004. Harmony is Gordon Lightfoot?s 20th album. A stunning collection of new and previously unreleased songs which he ha... more »
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GORDON LIGHTFOOT -Harmony Songwriter Gordon Lightfoot will release his new CD Harmony, on May 11th, 2004. Harmony is Gordon Lightfoot?s 20th album. A stunning collection of new and previously unreleased songs which he has been working on over the last two years. Gordon was struck with severe health problems last year, almost losing his life, and has been steadily recovering for the past 12 months. Gordon was felled, during a concert in his hometown of Orillia, Ontario by a burst artery, had emergency surgery and was in a coma for six weeks. Hospitalised for six months, Gordon began to process of finishing the album that he started prior to being hospitalised. Producer Bob Doidge and Gordon ?s band went to work on the recordings, overdubbing parts and bringing their work to Gordon in the hospital for his approval and changes. The result is Harmony. The title track is a truly haunting ballad, followed by the traveling tale of River Of Light. The first single Inspiration Lady is yet another inspiring ballad of love and adoration. The album ends on a song of hope and dreaming with the song Sometimes I Wish. Harmony will be released May 11th, simultaneously in Canada on Linus/Warner and in the USA on SpinART/Ryko. Gordon just spent a day filming scenes for his new video Inspiration Lady which will be released to radio and television in March 2004. Following another round of reconstructive surgery, Gordon should be ready to continue touring again by the end of 2004. Gordon sums up his thoughts about Harmony in the album liner notes: "In the final analysis, the job was what mattered. It was good being preoccupied in a very constructive way with a project in the works; one which would carry itself forward, right up through the artwork and editorial, until it's ultimate completion. A feeling of confidence was in the air. Meanwhile, the simple practice tracks had served us well, and for the first time ever, I had an opportunity to proceed with an album while lying on my back."
Though old, Lightfoot hasn't lost his touch
Joshua K. Jones | High Point, NC | 01/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While it's apparent he has aged since his golden years, Lightfoot can still put out some notes. His voice is still strong and he hasn't lost his ability to write very meaningful music. I bought this CD out of sheer support for Gordo, but I find myself listening to it and enjoying it more than I expected."