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Did She Mention My Name/Back Here On Earth (Beat Goes On)
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
His 1968 third United Artists label release, 'Did She Mention My Name,' was produced in New York by John Simon, who had previously produced Leonard Cohen and the Band. The songs include a commentary on the 1967 Detroit rio... more »
His 1968 third United Artists label release, 'Did She Mention My Name,' was produced in New York by John Simon, who had previously produced Leonard Cohen and the Band. The songs include a commentary on the 1967 Detroit riots, Black Day In July. Late in '68, Lightfoot returned to Nashville for the more acoustic sound of his fourth UA album, 'Back Here On Earth'. The 24 tracks here present the entirety of Lightfoot's third and fourth albums plus the New York remake of Spin, Spin. Other Lightfoot classics on this set include Does Your Mother Know, Bitter Green, The Mountains And Maryann, and I Want To Hear It From You.
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Brian E. Erland | Brea, CA - USA | 02/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Gordon Lightfoot's first album was released in '66, his last to date in '04. Twenty-one albums in all, truly a tremendous body of high quality work has been given to us by the musical poet-laurette of our neighbor to the Great North. This CD contains his third and fourth albums, 'Did She Mention My Name', and 'Back Here On Earth', both of which were orignally released in '68 by United Artists.
Though I have followed Gordon throughout his illustrious career (having seen him in concert 19 times) and have enjoyed his entire body of work my favorite albums will always be the first four. Whether that assessment is meant as an objective critique, or simply a subjective link with fond memories of the '60's, I'll never know for sure.
'Did She Mention My Name' was the first Lightfoot album I purchased back in '68 and I have been in love with his music ever since. His lyrics are poetry at its very best. Every song tells a story, every note touches an emotion and every line offers a glimpse deeper into the soul of a true artist.
This two album CD contains -23 tracks- of Gordon in his prime, when his voice was young and strong. A collection to be listened to and treasured always."
Jeremy Zymerman | Canada | 06/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Just to add something to the previous reviews. I've heard that Bert Jansch from pentangle is considered the "hendrix of the acoustic guitar". I disagree. After to listening to the early Gordon Lightfoot Albums I really don't think anyone can touch the lead runs and gentle acoustic melodies produced by my fellow Countymen Red Shea. As a canadian I may be biased but feel that Red Shea is often overlooked as one of the greatest guitarists period."
patrick hertzberg | Sweden | 05/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have only this to say: wow!
Gord is not very well known here in Sweden, although his first wife was from these parts. Too bad! My fellow swedes is missing out on one of the best singer-songwriters/folk musicians ever to have wandered the face of north america! He is awsome! His voice lets us know that he is no stranger to suffering the agonies of lost love, or the noble art of courtin' young maids in the morning oh so early for that matter! His guitar picking is outstanding. The only flaw on this solidly talented boy of 60, is that he has a dreadful taste in production techniques! I can say nothing of this cd featuring two classic lp's but that it is one of the most played cd's in my collection (which is of some significance, I might add...). It contains all the emotions you can expect from a die-hard romantic with a gift for song writing. But the production... These were released in the 60's so the fashion of the sound carried him through the worst of the pitfalls, but wait until he hits the 80's... He persists in having a fat reverb on the vocals (which are way in the back, anyway) and his excellent guitarplaying is often too low in the mix to be enjoyed properly. e is always best when he is alone in the track with only his guitar backing him....now you know..."